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GPL_131.  FEDERAL, STATE AND TERRITORIAL CENSUSES ON  MICROFILM:

Jo Daviess County, Illinois: Federal: 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 (all indexed)

State: 1855, 1865 (indexed)

Carroll County, Illinois Federal: 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880

Stephenson County, Illinois Federal: 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870

Grant County, Wisconsin Federal: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910

Lafayette County, Wisconsin Federal: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910

Iowa County, Wisconsin Federal: 1850, 1860, 1880, 1910

Dubuque County, Iowa Federal: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900

Jackson County, Iowa Federal: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900

Michigan Territory 1830

Wisconsin Territory 1840

2.  PRINTED INDEXES TO TERRITORIAL AND FEDERAL  CENSUSES

Illinois: 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850

Wisconsin: 1836, 1850

Iowa:  1836, 1850

 

3. NEWSPAPERS

GALENA WEEKLIES:

Northwestern Gazette & Galena Advertiser    1834 – 1846

Weekly Northwestern Gazette    1846 – 1864

Galena Weekly Gazette    1864 – 1954

Galena Gazette & Advertiser    1955 – 1957

Galena Gazette    1958 – present

Miners’ Journal    1829 – 1830

Galenian    1834 – 1836

Galena Industrial Press    1874 – 1889

Semi-Weekly Galena Jeffersonian    1845 – 1847

Galena Weekly Tribune    1905 – 1906

GALENA DAILIES:

Galena Gazette & Advertiser    1848 – 1864

Galena Daily (& Evening) Gazette    1864 – 1953

Galena Daily Jeffersonian    1851 – 1853

Galena Daily Courier    1856 – 1861

Galena Daily Tribune    1905 – 1906

*NOTE:  The original files of these newspapers (exclusive of the   Miners’ Journal are stored at this facility.)

OTHER JO DAVIESS COUNTY, ILLINOIS NEWSPAPERS:

Elizabeth Weekly News    1915 – 1938

Elizabeth Times    1937 – 1955

East Dubuque Register    1894 – 1941

Hanover Journal    1896 – 1913

Stockton Herald    1888 – 1919

Stockton Herald News    1920 – 1940

Warren Independent    1857 – 1864

Warren Weekly Sentinel    1864 – 1882

Warren Sentinel    1882 – 1899

Warren Sentinel Leader    1899 – 1949

**NOTE: While the files of the Galena newspapers are virtually intact, those of the other county papers may contain significant gaps.

4. CEMETERY READINGS

A file of tombstone readings (up to approx. 1980) for the principal cemeteries of Jo Daviess County is maintained. The following townships are represented:

DUNLEITH, MENOMINEE, VINEGAR HILL, COUNCIL HILL, SCALES MOUND, APPLE RIVER, WARREN, RAWLINS, WEST GALENA, EAST GALENA, GUILFORD, THOMPSON, RUSH, NORA, RICE, ELIZABETH, WOODBINE, WARD’S GROVE, HANOVER, DERINDA, PLEASANT VALLEY, BERREMAN, STOCKTON

**NOTE: Readings for Carroll and Stephenson Counties, Illinois are also in the collection.

5. JO DAVIESS COUNTY VITAL RECORD INDEXES

County marriages:  1828 – 1904

County births:  1878 – 1985

County deaths:  1877 – 1985

County probate: scattered

 

6. CHURCH RECORDS ON MICROFILM

Galena Churches represented:  St. Michael’s Catholic, St. Matthew’s Lutheran, St. John’s Lutheran, Galena Methodist, First Presbyterian

7. GALENA PRIMARY SOURCE MATERIALS

City Directories:     1847 – 1848
1848 – 1849
1854
1855 – 1856
1858 – 1859
1861 (business)
1868 – 1869
1868 (business)
1873 – 1874
1900
1902 – 1903 (business)
1914
1917 (farm)
1953

Maps:   Plat maps, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Tax and block books:  1838 – 1876

Miscellaneous city records: ledgers, financial records, claim books,

City Council proceedings, license applications, etc.

Photographs: A limited number in the library collection.

County tax collector’s books (all townships): 1853 – 1900 1913 – 1942

8. COUNTY HISTORIES AND PLAT MAPS

Jo Daviess County Histories: 1878   1904

Jo Daviess County Biographical Album:  1889

Jo Daviess County Plat Maps:  1872   1893   1913   1936   1942   1954 1958   1963   1966   1986   1990   1997

 

9. INDIVIDUAL TOWNSHIP OR COMMUNITY HISTORIES

Histories of Galena, Apple River, Hanover, Elizabeth, Stockton, Scales Mound, East Dubuque, Early Settlers of Warren, et.al.

10. REGIONAL HISTORY SOURCES…PRIMARY AND SECONDARY (ARRANGED BY SUBJECT)

U.S. Grant and the Civil War: papers of U.S. Grant; sundry biographies of Grant and other Galena military men; rosters of all Illinois Civil War regiments; regimental histories

Steamboating: Original steamboat registers; Packet directories, 1848 – 1983; sundry histories and reminiscences

Lead mining: Smith & McKnight Papers (original Federal mining records of the 1820s and 1830s); geologic maps and reports; histories

Black Hawk War: Rosters and miscellaneous papers; histories

Railroads: Books and papers dealing with those lines serving Galena and Jo Daviess County

11. COLLECTION OF THE JO DAVIESS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Collection of primary source materials ranging from diaries to store ledgers; Kathryn Oestreich Collection of Galena city records; Congressman Leo Allen Collection; et.al.

12. FAMILY HISTORIES

Large collection of family histories and genealogical charts, donated by researchers who have utilized the facility. All deal with families of Galena and Jo Daviess County.

13. GENEALOGY MATERIALS

Collection of reference books dealing with such subjects as genealogical methodology, resource guides to major repositories, and tracing ancestors of a particular nationality (primarily British, Irish and German).