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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 McHenry County typically starts with "977.322". Some common subject headings for McHenry County are:

McHenry County (Ill.) --Biography.
McHenry County (Ill.) --History.
McHenry 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, ed. by Newton Bateman, LL. D., Paul Selby, A. M., and history of Rock Island County (historical and biographical) by special authors and contributors...Chicago, Munsell publishing company, 1914.
Call Number: 977.339 B31H

History of McHenry County, Illinois : together with ... biographies of representative citizens; also a condensed history of Illinois, with an added name index by Nancy Gubb Frederick. McHenry, Ill., 1983.
Call Number: 977.322 H621983

Johnson, Joel H. A brief history of McHenry County Woodstock, Ill.,1876.
Call Number: 977.322 J63B

McHenry County, Illinois, 1832-1968, Woodstock, Ill., c1968.
Call Number: 977.322 N98M


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


Combination atlas map of McHenry County, Illinois. McHenry, Ill.,1985.
Call Number: Q. 912.77322 C7331985

Plat book of McHenry County, Illinois. Chicago, Ill., 1892.
Call Number: F. 912.77322 OG1P

Standard atlas of McHenry County, Illinois. Chicago, Ill., 1908.
Call Number: F. 912.77322 OG1S

Farm plat book and business guide, McHenry County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill., c1951.
Call Number: Q. 912.77322 R59F


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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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