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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.
Hancock County (Ill.) --Biography.
Hancock County (Ill.) --History.
Hancock 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.
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.
Call Number: 977.3 B31h1975
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.
Call Number: 920.07734 B5211973
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.
Call Number: 977.343 G86H
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.
Call Number: 977.343 H6292
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.
Call Number: 920.077341 P83
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.
Call Number: F. 912.77343 An2i
Helms, J. C. Plat book of Hancock County by townships. [cartographic material] Carthage, Ill. : J.C. Helms, c1908.
Call Number: F. 912.77343 H36P
W.W. Hixson & Co. Plat book of Hancock County, Illinois. [cartographic material] Rockford, Ill, [1932?]
Call Number: 912.77343 H64P
20th century atlas of Hancock County, Illinois [cartographic material] : containing maps of villages, cities and townships of the county. Chicago : Middle-West Publishing, 1904.
Call Number: F. 912.77343 M58T
Rockford Map Publishers. Rockford Map Publishers. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, 1955.
Call Number: Q. 912.77343 R59F
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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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