Genealogy at University of Illinois University of Illinois

Mason County


  Using the UIUC Library

  - By County
  - UIUC Archives

  United States


  Web Resources


Where To Start | County Histories | Census | Atlases | Newspapers | Further Information

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Mason County typically starts with "977.355". Some common subject headings for Mason County are:

Mason County (Ill.) --Biography.
Mason County (Ill.) --History.
Mason 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

The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois. Chicago : O.L. Baskin & Co., 1879.
Call Number: 977.355 B29

Cochrane, Joseph. Centennial history of Mason County. Havana, Ill., 1986. [Reprint]
Call Number: 977.355 C64C1986

Lynn, Ruth Wallace. Prelude to progress : the history of Mason County, Illinois, 1818-1968. [Havana, Ill.?] : Mason County Board of Supervisors, c1968.
Call Number: 977.355 L98P

Onstot, Thompson Gains. Pioneers of Menard and Mason Counties. Forest City, the author, 1902.
Call Number: 920.077355 On7p


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


Alden, Ogle & Company. Plat book of Mason County, Illinois. Chicago : Alden, 1891.
Call Number: F. 912.77355 AL2P

Brink, W.R. & Co. Illustrated atlas map of Mason County, Illinois. [Edwardsville? Ill.], 1874.
Call Number: F. 912.77355 B77I

Hixson, W.W. & Co. Plat book of Mason County, Illinois. Rockford, 1932.
Call Number: 912.77355 H64PL

Rockford Map Publishers. Land atlas & plat book, Mason County, Illinois. Rockford, 1980.
Call Number: Q. 912.77355 R59T1


See how to find newspapers

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.

^Back to the Top

 University of Illinois logoUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Library Gateway
Last Updated: July 30, 2007