For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Hancock County typically starts with "977.343". Some common subject headings for Hancock County are:
Hancock County (Ill.) --Genealogy.
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Bateman, Newton, 1822-1897. Historical encyclopedia of Illinois / edited by Newton Bateman, Paul Selby, J. Seymour Currey ; and History of Hancock County / edited by Charles J. Scofield. Chicago : Munsell Pub. Co., 1921.
Biographical review of Hancock County, Illinois : containing biographical and genealogical sketches of many of the prominent citizens of to-day and also of the past. Chicago, Ill. : Hobart Pub. Co., 1907.
Gregg, Thomas, 1808-1892. History of Hancock County, Illinois : together with an outline history of the State, and a digest of State laws / by Th. Gregg. Chicago : C.C. Chapman, 1880.
Hancock County (Ill.). Board of Supervisors. History of Hancock County, Illinois. Illinois Sesquicentennial ed., 1818-1968. Carthage, Ill. : Board of Supervisors of Hancock County, 1968.
Portrait and biographical record of Hancock, McDonough and Henderson counties, Illinois : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county. [Chicago, Ill.] : Lake City Pub. Co., 1894.
UIUC affiliates or patrons using computers on-campus can access past census data via Heritage Quest.
An illustrated historical atlas of Hancock County, Illinois : map work of townships and plats made by Gen. Chas. A. Gilchrist. Chicago, Ill. : Published by A.T. Andreas, 1874.
Helms, J. C. Plat book of Hancock County by townships. [cartographic material] Carthage, Ill. : J.C. Helms, c1908.
W.W. Hixson & Co. Plat book of Hancock County, Illinois. [cartographic material] Rockford, Ill, [1932?]
20th century atlas of Hancock County, Illinois [cartographic material] : containing maps of villages, cities and townships of the county. Chicago : Middle-West Publishing, 1904.
Rockford Map Publishers. Rockford Map Publishers. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, 1955.
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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