1917 Farmers and Breeders Index


Brick Walls

Business Directory (1878)


Cemetery Lookups

Coal Mines

Early Settlers

Early Bavarian Settlers

El Paso History

Family Web Sites

Family Trees


Last Chance

Marjorie Welsch just called our attention to the Woodford County Historical Society's Project to publish a book listing all the Woodford County Veterans.

They are taking entries only until March 31, 2011.

Click the following link to read the submittal requirements as published in the Pantograph last month.

Submittal of Veteran's names



Volunteers from Tazewell and Woodford Counties Rescue Stumbaugh Cemetery

Click here for the story of this remarkable restoration



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Woodford County Family Pictures of Mom, Dad and all the kids, from Bailey to Woosley
My Life by Annie (Harms) Meyer The autobiography of a Woodford County girl, from 1855 to 1922

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