Welcome to Henry County! I'm your host Wini Caudell. Henry County is a county rich in history with many emigrants settling here in hopes of a better life for them and their children. I hope to put a lot of information on this site for everyone to find. It's very important to find your roots, without knowing your past and where you came from there will always that question in your life.
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Bishop Hill Steeple Building
Etching by Jordan Murray
Henry County is located in west-central Illinois south of Interstate 80 and I-74 It was formed in 1825 out of Fulton County and named for Patrick Henry, statesman.
It's known for its rich farm land and is dotted with many small towns. The first town was Andover founded in 1835 by Rev. Ithamar Pillsbury, a Presbyterian minister who would later become a minister in Milan, Illinois.
County Seat: Cambridge
Photo courtsey of Bonnie Wiley
Looking for anything pertaining to Edford and St John's Lutheran in Edford twp and Morristown cemeteries. We would like to finish up those databases this year so we are still looking for obits, or death notices, Death cert info to add into the databases as record of death etc. There are alot of stones missing too so this was it helps prove they were buried there. If you have obits and can share please email Robin at Robin59@aeroinc.net Also if anyone has copies of death records from St Peters church and would share with me I would sure appreciate it I really need the old ones from 1920 and back
Genealogy meetings are usually held on the second Friday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Hammond Room
Attention the McConnell Historical Society is asking for;
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|Libraries and Historical Societies, Funeral Homes||Portraits of Henry County Residents|
|Henry County History||Townships|
|Towns||Wish List||County Firsts|
|Henry County Supervisors(by township)|
|Henry County Infirmary||Death Notices||County Court|
|Prairie Farmers Reliable Directory|
|Business Directory (1918)||Newspaper Stories||Family Pictures|
Cream ( News Briefs)
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Updated June 7, 2016
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I am looking for volunteers who live in Henry Co. or the surrounding area who might be willing to do some transcriptions from old newspapers, obits or anything that may be available to transcribe for this web site.
Also, looking for volunteer's with a digital camera to photograph the cemetery gravestones in Henry County.
I'd sure appreciate the help!
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