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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 McDonough County typically starts with "977.342". Some common subject headings for McDonough County are:

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

Bateman, Newton, ed. Historical encyclopedia of Illinois / edited by Newton Bateman, Paul Selby ; and History of McDonough County / edited by Alexander McLean. Chicago : Munsell, 1907
Call Number: 977.389 B31H

Clarke, S.J. History of McDonough County, Illinois : its cities, towns and villages, with early reminiscences, personal incidents and anecdotes, and a complete business directory of the county. Springfield, Ill. : D.W. Lusk, State Printer, 1878.
Call Number: 977.342 C55INDEX

Hallwas, John E. McDonough County heritage. Macomb, Ill. : Illinois Heritage Press, c1984.
Call Number: 977.342 H159M

Pickett, Eve. Index of personal names found in the History of McDonough County, Illinois, 1885 / compiled by Eve Pickett and Louise Myers. Macomb, Ill. : McDonough County Genealogical Society, [1983].
Call Number: 977.342 H629INDEX


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


Chesnutt, John Martin. Plat book, atlas and directory, McDonough County, Illinois. [Mt. Sterling? Ill., 1948]
Call Number: Q. 912.77342 C42P

Hixson, W.W. & Co. Plat book of McDonough County. Rockford, [1931?]
Call Number: 912.77342 H64p

Standard atlas of McDonough County. Chicago : Geo. A. Ogle & Co., 1913.
Call Number: F. 912.77342 OG5S

Rockford Map Publishers. Land atlas & plat book ... McDonough County, Illinois. Rockford, 1976-
Call Number: Q. 912.77342 R59T1


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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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