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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 Marion County typically starts with "977.379". Some common subject headings for Marion County are:

Marion County (Ill.) --Genealogy.
Marion County (Ill.) --Biography.
Marion County (Ill.) --History.
Marion 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

Portrait and biographical record of Clinton, Washington, Marion and Jefferson Counties, Illinois : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the counties together with biographies and portraits of all the governors of the state and the presidents of the United States. Evansville, Ind. : Unigraphic, 1975.
Call Number: Q. 977.379 P8381975

Biographical and reminiscent history of Richland, Clay and Marion counties, Illinois. Indianapolis : B. F. Bowen, 1909.
Call Number: 977.37 B52B

Brinkerhoff’s history of Marion County, Illinois / by J.H.G. Brinkerhoff. Salem, Ill. : Marion County Genealogical and Historical Society, c1979.
Call Number: Q. 977.3794 B77b1979

History of Marion and Clinton Counties, Illinois : with illustrations descriptive of the scenery, and biographical sketches of some of the prominent men and pioneers. Philadelphia : Brink, McDonough & Co., 1881.
Call Number: 977.3875 H621973


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Call Number: Q. 912.773794 R59F1963

Standard atlas of Marion County, Illinois [cartographic material] : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county; map of the state, United States and world; patrons directory, reference business directory and departments devoted to general information; analysis of the system of U.S. land surveys, digest of the system of civil government, etc. etc. / compiled ... by Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Chicago : Geo. A. Ogle & Co., 1915.
Call Number: F. 912.773794 OG5S

Tri-annual atlas & plat book, Marion County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, [196- - 196-]
Call Number: Q. 912.773794 R59T

Plat book of Marion County, Illinois [cartographic material]. Rockford, Ill. : W.W. Hixson & Co., [1930?]
Call Number: Q. 912.773794 H64p


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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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