City of Freeport


Stephenson County Clerk


Illinois Databases


Ellis Island Records


Stephenson County Visitors Bureau


Family History Search


Many Stephenson Co. families lived near the Ogle Co. border. This is a great site!

Roger and Sue Cramer's Genealogy Site


If you'd like to have your old pictures restored.Lou does a wonderful

job and her prices are very reasonable.Examples


1914 U.S. County Maps by State

Janie Edwards found, rescued, scanned and is now sharing this amazing book.  If you are like me, you want to see where your ancestors lived, on a map. In fact, while looking at this web site, I discovered that the village of Corinth, Maine is south of South Corinth. I thought I knew the area well but this was news to me. (My great-great-grandfather lived in Corinth.)

The dates of the individual maps vary from 1910 to 1914. You can see this excellent resource at:


McConnell Area Historical Society


For those of you with Irish roots

Irish Roots magazine, the only magazine entirely dedicated to Irish ancestral research within the entire island of Ireland.

Julie Phibbs


Genealogy TV (a great video)