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Library Resources

 

Annawan-Alba Township Library
320 W Front St
Annawan, IL 61234
309-935-6483


Atkinson Public Library
119 W Main
Atkinson, IL 61235
309-936-7606


Cambridge Public Library
212 W Center Street
Cambridge IL 61238


Twin Rivers District Public Library
911 1st Street
Colona, IL 61241
309-792-0548


Geneseo Public Library
218 South State Street
Geneseo, IL. 61254
Phone: 1-309-944-6452
Director: Tina Lantz
Library Hours: Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Special thanks to Liennea Goreth and the Geneseo Library Staff for compiling this list of genealogical related materials for us!

ATLASES:

1875 Atlas of Henry County
1893 Platbook of Henry County (in basement)
1911 Henry County Atlas

CEMETERIES:

Oakwood, North, Loraine, Kemmis, Edford, Dayton in Colona
Greenley in Munson, St. Anthony's in Atkinson
Cemetery Listings for local cemetaries - last update 1993

CENSUS:

1850 Federal Census of Henry County, Illinois (Book)
1860 Federal Census of Henry County, Illinois (Book)
1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 Henry County Census

CHURCH HISTORIES:
1st Congregational Church: 150 years of worship & services

DIRECTORIES:
1942 Geneseo City Directory
1989 Kelly's Geneseo City Directory (front display case)

GENERAL GENEALOGY:
Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives
Directory of American libraries with Genealogy or local history
Passenger and Immigration lists index, Handy Book for Genealogists
Index to American Genealogies. International Vital Records Handbook
Researchers guide to American Genealogy, Revolutionary War Genealogy
Guide to Genealogical records in the National Archives

HISTORIES:
Biographical Record of Henry County, History of Henry County, Vol. 1 & 2
History of Henry County, It's taxpayers & voters
Corn, commerce & country living - History
Geneseo - the first 150 years: 1836-1985
Bishop Hill Swedish American Showcase
Our future is our heritage - Andover 1835-1985
Geneseo Centennial History 1836-1936
One room school at the crossroads: recollections of Smith
School, Dist. #152 Edford Township, Henry County, Illinois
History of Geneseo Township High School Alumni Association
Historical sketches of Henry County Schools, 1954
DAR patriot index Vol. 1, 2, and 3, DAR Lineage Vol. 1-38 (in basement)
Hammond Genealogies Vol. 1 & 2 (in basement)
The land was ours, Geneseo's Prairie Heritage, 1961
History of Whiteside County, Illinois
History of Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley
Historic Rock Island County
Past and present of Rock Island County, Illinois
DAR Library Catalog 1983
Hennepin Canal State Trail
Macomb Heritage Days
Knoxville through five generations
Diary of an Illinois farmer 1947-1950
Cordova Illinois, then and now 1836-1976
Travels in time, Milan, Illinois

LAND:
1990-91 Henry County, Illinois TAM service
Henry County, Illinois Plat Book, 1975

MILITARY:
Service record book of men and women of Geneseo, IL and community

MISC:
Inventory of Historic structures in Henry County
Inventory of Historic landmarks in Henry County
Woodhull Quasquicentennial
Centennial of Galva, Illinois 1954
Geneseo Historical Buildings, Homes, Sites
Henry County Genealogical Society Newsletters
Henry County Genealogical Society Quarterlies
Assessor Books for Geneseo Township 1884-1895 (in basement)
Assessor Books for Phoenix Township 1880-1902

NEWSPAPERS:
Geneseo Republic 1856-1996 on microfilm
(current year kept in newspaper format)

PHOTOGRAPHS:
Various genealogical pictures of Geneseo & people
(kept on display in collection case)

FOLLOWING VOLUMES ARE IN THE FRONT DISPLAY CASES:
Shearer Brothers Vol. 1-5
Taylor momentos Vol. 1-3
Geneseo Churches Vol. 1 & 2
Geneseo Schools Vol. 1-10
The Hammonds Vol. 1-5
Hofstetter, Hosford & Hanford pictures of family & friends
Johnson 1910 farm


Kewanee Public Library
102 S. Tremont St.
Kewanee IL 61443

Houses the collection of the Henry County Genealogical Society.


Western District Library
1111 4th St
Orion, IL 61273
309-526-8375


Clover Public Library District
440 N Division St
Woodhull, IL 61490
309-334-2680