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Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Franklin County typically starts with "977.39". Some common subject headings for Franklin County are:

Franklin County (Ill.) --Genealogy.
Franklin County (Ill.) --History.
Franklin County (Ill.) --Maps.

If you have questions about using the online catalog or subject headings, please see How To use Our Library. We've provided a few areas below to start you off.

County Histories

History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin and Williamson counties, Illinois : from the earliest time to the present together with sundry and interesting biographical sketches, sketches, notes, reminiscences, etc. Utica, Ky. : McDowell Publications, 1973.
Call Number: 977.39 H6291973

History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson counties, Illinois, from the earliest time to the present; together with sundry and interesting biographical sketches, notes, reminiscences, etc., etc. Chicago, Goodspeed Pub. Co., 1887. Evansville, Ind., Unigraphic, 1967]
Call Number: 977.39 H621967

This is all I remember / Frank Johnson Hickman. [College Park, Md.? : Julia Hickman Jarvis?], c1954.
Call Number: B.H6283 H1

The heritage of Franklin county, Illinois / Susie M. Ramsey, Flossie P. Miller. [Benton, Ill.] : Benton evening news, [1965?]
Call Number: 977.394 R149h


UIUC affiliates or patrons using computers on-campus can access past census data via Heritage Quest.


Call Number: 912.77394 H64P

Map of Franklin County, Illinois [map] 1900 / copyrighted by Guy Beauman. Vienna, Ill. : Guy Beauman, 1900.
Call Number: G4103.F71900 .B41980

Atlas & plat book, Franklin County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, [197-]-
Call Number: Q. 912.77394 R59A


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Further Information

More information on can be found on our Web Resources Page as well as in the Illinois County Bibliography, which is shelved with 016.9773.

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