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Criteria for Lookup Requests

  • Please specify by title which resource you are requesting a lookup in.
  • Restrict your request to one or two surnames at a time, such as a maiden or married name.
  • Don't ask for "all the Jones". Common surnames require that you have a first name for a lookup.
  • Provide enough information for the volunteers to work with.
  • For Civil War Rosters, please see special lookup criteria listed with that category.
  • Please be patient-it may take a while for the volunteers to get to your request. If you do not receive a reply after thirty days, please email this site, or if a second volunteer is listed for the same book, try them.
  • If you have a large number of people to look up in one book, we would prefer that you invest in your own copy (if available for current sale). We do not wish to impose on either the lookup volunteers or the groups who count on book sales for their operating revenue.
  • We don't own personal copiers...self explanitory. If a volunteer wishes to provide copies, they may do so at their own descretion as long as it does not violate copyright law.
  • Volunteers have been instructed not to violate current copyright laws...we'd rather you did not ask them to do so.


Henry County Books Available for Purchase

The Henry County Genealogical Society offers genealogical reference books for sale at very reasonable prices. New books are periodically being added to their listings.

The HCGS has been EXTREMELY generous in allowing us to do lookups from their publications, but we cannot abuse that privledge by doing lookup after lookup in the same book for the same researcher.

If you find yourself asking for more than one or two names from a single HCGS publication, we would ask that you purchase the book. Book sales and membership dues are how the society finances continued publications. If you are here, you should join the Henry County Genealogical Society. Besides getting 4 great Quarterly "Genie" Publications a year, your dues will help pay for more books to be compiled!!!

And don't forget, once you have those books, volunteer to help someone else with their research.


ALMSHOUSE (POOR HOUSE) RECORDS
Almshouse (Poorhouse) Register  Index 1889-1902 Susie Martin-Rott
   
ATLASES AND MAPPING
1907 Illinois Atlas - Indexed
[Help locating towns not surnames]
Sandra Tennyson
[Sandra travels a lot so be patient for response]
   
BIRTH RECORDS
Note: these were not recorded prior to 1877 in Henry Co. Official Records
Birth Index prior to 1916 A through G
[HCGS Publication]
volunteer needed
Birth Index prior to 1916 H through Mc
[HCGS Publication]
volunteer needed
Birth Index prior to 1916 M through R
[HCGS Publication]
volunteer needed
Birth Index prior to 1916 S through Z
[HCGS Publication]
volunteer needed
   
BIOGRAPHY & HISTORY
History of Henry County Illinois, Its Taxpayers and Voters, 1877, Kett, Chicago, IL

Donna Buechler
Carol Kooi

Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Illinois (Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County - also contains a History of the County from its earliest settlement to the present time.), 1885
Please check the bio section first

Jan Roggy

The Biographical Record of Henry County, Illinois (illustrated), 1901, S.J. Clarke Publishing Co, Chicago
Please check the bio section first
Volunteer needed
Galva Historical Society published Index
Published by Swank, periodical
Galvaland, about 1/2 series
Volunteer Needed
   
CEMETERY RECORDS
Andover Twp: Rosedale Cemetery (Cambridge City)
[HCGS Publication]
Arthur Maxwell
Barb Hanson
Carol Kooi
Annawan Township: Fairview Cemetery
[HCGS Publication]
volunteer needed
Atkinson/Cornwall Townships: Grandview, St. Anthony's, Liberty, Spring Creek
[HCGS Publication]
Jacquie Schattner
Bishop Hill and Red Oak Cemeteries
[HCGS Publication]
Bonnie J. Wiley
Carol Kooi
Burns Twp: Cosner and Mt Zion Cemeteries
[HCGS Publication]
Carol Kooi
Cambridge Township: Mascall, Mc Nay, Talbot and Private Burials
[HCGS Publication]
Arthur Maxwell
Carol Kooi
Clover Twp: Woodhull, Clover Chapel, Private Burials
[HCGS Publication]
Carol Kooi
Garden of Peace Cemetery, St Michael's Cemetery
[HCGS Publication]
Ron Kuehner
Knox Co, IL: Lynn Twp - 1980 Knox Co GS, P.O. Box 13, Galesburg, IL 61401
Galva Cemetery (Galva is in Henry Co but the Co line runs through the cemetery)
Volunteer needed
Goble Cemetery, Alba Township
[HCGS Publication]
volunteer needed
Galva Twp: St. John's Cemetery
[HCGS Publication]
Carol Kooi
Geneseo Twp: North, Oakwood and Mizpah Cemeteries
[HCGS Publication]
Carol Kooi
Barb Hanson
Old Kewanee City Cemetery, Kewanee Twp
[HCGS Publication]
Carol Kooi
Phenix Township Cemeteries: Ebenezer, McHenry and Pink Prairie
[HCGS Publication]
volunteer needed
Western Township Cemeteries: Western, Lutheran, Cholera Stone
[HCGS Publication]
volunteer needed
Munson/Osco Twp Cemeteries: Greenlee, Pleasant Hill, Grace Episcopal, Morristown
[HCGS Publication]
Lynda Paxton
Carol Kooi
   
CENSUS RECORDS
1850 Henry Co Census Index
Tri-County Genealogical Society, Richland-Kennewick-Pasco WA
[Lists only the last name of the head of household and page #]
volunteer needed
1850 Federal Census of Henry County Jan Roggy
1860 Henry Co Census Index
HCGS Publication
[Lists only the last name of the head of household and page #]
volunteer needed
1880 Henry Co Federal Census CD Jan Roggy
   
COUNTY/TOWNSHIP HISTORY
Alpha Centennial Book Jan Roggy
Our Future In Our Heritage-Andover, IL 1835-1985 (not indexed); Otto, Mike and Mary Mimi Stang
Historic Spots In Henry County IL
by Linda Colby (not indexed) Contains some names of early settlers and information regarding the towns and settlement of the area before 1850
Susie Martin-Rott
   
DEATH RECORDS
Henry Co did not begin official recording of deaths until 1877
Death Index prior to 1916 A through K
[HCGS Publication]
volunteer needed
Death Index prior to 1916 L through Z
[HCGS Publication]
volunteer needed
   
DIRECTORIES
1985 Henry Co. Rural Residence Directory Jan Roggy
   
FUNERAL HOME RECORDS
Cavanaugh Schueneman Funeral Home Records 1917-1919
[HCGS Publication]
(Kewanee) (now Schueneman-Tumbleson FH)
Susie Martin-Rott
   
MARRIAGE RECORDS
Marriage Records, Book O, 22 Aug 1837 through 7 Jan 1854
HCGS Publication
volunteer needed
Marriage Records, Book A, 18 Jan 1854 through 30 Jun 1869
HCGS Publication
volunteer needed
Marriage Records, Book B 5 Jan 1869 through 5 May 1878
HCGS Publication
volunteer needed
Marriage Records, Book 1 4 Dec 1877 through 6 Jan 1891
HCGS Publication
volunteer needed
Marriage Records, Book 2, 20 Nov 1890 through 30 Sep 1903
HCGS Publication
volunteer needed
Marriage Book 3, 8 Jan. 1902 through 20 May 1915 Mimi Stang
   
MILITARY ROSTERS-CIVIL WAR
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR LOOKUPS OF CIVIL WAR RECORDS: While some rosters are in alphabetical order, some are not. Please limit requests to one name at a time. If you know what town the person was from, or what unit you think they might have been in, please mention it. Please wait until your query has been answered before submitting a subsequent request. Multiple requests in a single mailing will be ignored. All general lookup criteria also apply.

Special thanks to Linda Lang of the ILGenWeb Project for helping us obtain the rosters!
28th Illinois Infantry: Company I Primarily from Annawan and Kewanee Susie Martin-Rott
57th Illinois Infantry: Company D Primarily Bishop Hill, Andover and Galva. Susie Martin-Rott
57th Illinois Infantry: Company H Henry County mixed Susie Martin-Rott
112th Illinois Infantry: Field and Staff Henry County Mixed Susie Martin-Rott
112th Illinois Infantry: Company A Primarily men from Annawan Susie Martin-Rott
112th Illinois Infantry: Company C Henry County Mixed Susie Martin-Rott
112th Illinois Infantry: Company D Henry County Mixed Susie Martin-Rott
112th Illinois Infantry: Company G Henry County Mixed Susie Martin-Rott
112th Illinois Infantry: Company H Henry County Mixed Susie Martin-Rott
112th Illinois Infantry: Company I Mixed, many Geneseo and Osco Susie Martin-Rott
112th Illinois Infantry: Company K Henry County Mixed Susie Martin-Rott
124th Illinois Infantry: Field and Staff Henry Co. mixed Susie Martin-Rott
124th Illinois Infantry: Company A Primarily Kewanee and Wethersfield Susie Martin-Rott
124th Illinois Infantry: Company F Primarily Burns, Kewanee, Wethersfield Susie Martin-Rott
148th Illinois Infantry: Company I Henry County Mixed Susie Martin-Rott
151st Illinois Infantry: Company E Mixed, many Henry County locations Susie Martin-Rott
151st Illinois Infantry: Company F Some Henry county residents Susie Martin-Rott
151st Illinois Infantry: Company I Some Henry county residents Susie Martin-Rott
   
NATURALIZATIONS
Henry County Court, Henry Co. Circuit Court and Kewanee Court Naturalization Records
HCGS Publication
Ann Jacquie Schattner
   
NEIGHBORING COUNTIES
Some of these books may have people who lived in the border communities in them
Mercer Co - New Windsor 125 years 1857-1982 Jan Roggy
Mercer Co - A History of New Windsor, Illinois 1857-1957 Jan Roggy