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{{Wisconsin-stub}}[[United States|United States ]] > [[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]] > Rock County [[Image:WI Rock.png|thumb|right|350px]]  
 
{{Wisconsin-stub}}[[United States|United States ]] > [[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]] > Rock County [[Image:WI Rock.png|thumb|right|350px]]  
  
County Offices
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County Offices  
  
 
*[http://www.co.rock.wi.us/ Rock County government website]  
 
*[http://www.co.rock.wi.us/ Rock County government website]  
*[http://www.co.rock.wi.us/Dept/CircuitCourt/CircuitCourt.htm Rock County Circuit Court website]  
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*[http://www.co.rock.wi.us/circuit-court Rock County Circuit Court website]  
*[http://www.co.rock.wi.us/Dept/RegisterDeeds/ROD.htm Rock County Register of Deeds website]
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*[http://www.co.rock.wi.us/departments/departments-m-z/register-of-deeds Rock County Register of Deeds website]
  
== Historical facts ==
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== History ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Parent County  ===
  
 
1836--Rock County was created 7 December 1836&nbsp;from [[Milwaukee County, Wisconsin|Milwaukee ]]County. County seat: Janesville <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
1836--Rock County was created 7 December 1836&nbsp;from [[Milwaukee County, Wisconsin|Milwaukee ]]County. County seat: Janesville <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
 
There have been no boundary changes in Rock County since its inception.  
 
There have been no boundary changes in Rock County since its inception.  
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Populated Places  ===
  
 
See [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_County,_Wisconsin#Cities.2C_villages.2C_and_towns.5B3.5D Wikipedia entry]  
 
See [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_County,_Wisconsin#Cities.2C_villages.2C_and_towns.5B3.5D Wikipedia entry]  
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
 
*[[Boone County, Illinois|Boone County, Illinois]]  
 
*[[Boone County, Illinois|Boone County, Illinois]]  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Bible Records ====
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=== Bible Records  ===
   
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==== Biography ====  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Biography  ===
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
 
See [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wirock/Cems/cemindex.html WIGenWeb Rock County]  
 
See [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wirock/Cems/cemindex.html WIGenWeb Rock County]  
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Census  ===
  
 
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F176546 1855 Wisconsin State Census—] Free images can be viewed on the [[Wisconsin 1855 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]plus detail about this collection. This census includes name of head of household, number of individuals in the household by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane, and foreign born.  
 
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F176546 1855 Wisconsin State Census—] Free images can be viewed on the [[Wisconsin 1855 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]plus detail about this collection. This census includes name of head of household, number of individuals in the household by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane, and foreign born.  
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F259395 1905 Rock County, Wisconsin State Census—] Free indexed images can be viewed on the [[Wisconsin 1905 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]plus details about this collection. This census includes name of each member of the household, sex, race, age, marital status, country of birth, country of parents' birth, occupation, and home ownership.  
 
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F259395 1905 Rock County, Wisconsin State Census—] Free indexed images can be viewed on the [[Wisconsin 1905 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]plus details about this collection. This census includes name of each member of the household, sex, race, age, marital status, country of birth, country of parents' birth, occupation, and home ownership.  
  
==== Church History and Records ====
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=== Church History and Records ===
  
==== Court Records ====
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=== Court Records ===
  
==== Crime and Criminals ====
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=== Crime and Criminals ===
  
==== Directories  ====
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=== Directories  ===
  
 
City and county directories from 1858 to 1931 can be found at the [http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/WI/subcollections/JanesvillesPastAbout.html#CityCounty University of Wisconsin Digital Collections].  
 
City and county directories from 1858 to 1931 can be found at the [http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/WI/subcollections/JanesvillesPastAbout.html#CityCounty University of Wisconsin Digital Collections].  
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ===
  
===== Germans =====
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=== Gazetteers ===
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Genealogy  ===
 
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==== Genealogy  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/rock_twps.html Rock County Townships (sic) Guides] - resources in each civil town, published by the Rock County Genealogical Society  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/rock_twps.html Rock County Townships (sic) Guides] - resources in each civil town, published by the Rock County Genealogical Society  
 
*[http://localinfo.hedbergpubliclibrary.org/local_history/home.php Local History Database] - index to obituaries, newspaper articles, and photos, maintained by the Hedberg Public Library, Janesville
 
*[http://localinfo.hedbergpubliclibrary.org/local_history/home.php Local History Database] - index to obituaries, newspaper articles, and photos, maintained by the Hedberg Public Library, Janesville
  
==== History ====  
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=== History ===
  
 
*[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/WI/subcollections/JanesvillesPastAbout.html Janesville's Past] - digitized books, documents, and photos can be found in this collection, part of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. *[http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail%2CA%2C1%3Btitla%2CA%2C1%3Borigin%2CA%2C0%3Bnone%2C200%2C0%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%3B20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOBIB=title%2CA%2C1%2CN%3Bpaga%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Btitla%2C200%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3B20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTHUMB=20+%284x5%29%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTITLE=20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOHIERA=20%3Bpaga%2Ctitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOSUPPRESS=1&CISOOP1=all&CISOFIELD1=county&CISOROOT=%2Fwch&CISOBOX1=Rock+County&CISORESTMP=results.php The History of Rock County, Wisconsin], 1879. Digitized volume at the Wisconsin Historical Society website  
 
*[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/WI/subcollections/JanesvillesPastAbout.html Janesville's Past] - digitized books, documents, and photos can be found in this collection, part of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. *[http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail%2CA%2C1%3Btitla%2CA%2C1%3Borigin%2CA%2C0%3Bnone%2C200%2C0%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%3B20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOBIB=title%2CA%2C1%2CN%3Bpaga%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Btitla%2C200%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3B20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTHUMB=20+%284x5%29%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTITLE=20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOHIERA=20%3Bpaga%2Ctitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOSUPPRESS=1&CISOOP1=all&CISOFIELD1=county&CISOROOT=%2Fwch&CISOBOX1=Rock+County&CISORESTMP=results.php The History of Rock County, Wisconsin], 1879. Digitized volume at the Wisconsin Historical Society website  
 
*[http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail%2CA%2C1%3Btitla%2CA%2C1%3Borigin%2CA%2C0%3Bnone%2C200%2C0%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%3B20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOBIB=title%2CA%2C1%2CN%3Bpaga%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Btitla%2C200%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3B20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTHUMB=20+%284x5%29%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTITLE=20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOHIERA=20%3Bpaga%2Ctitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOSUPPRESS=1&CISOOP1=all&CISOFIELD1=county&CISOROOT=%2Fwch&CISOBOX1=Rock+County&CISORESTMP=results.php Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock County, Wisconsin], 1889. Digitized volume at the Wisconsin Historical Society website
 
*[http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail%2CA%2C1%3Btitla%2CA%2C1%3Borigin%2CA%2C0%3Bnone%2C200%2C0%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%3B20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOBIB=title%2CA%2C1%2CN%3Bpaga%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Btitla%2C200%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3B20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTHUMB=20+%284x5%29%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTITLE=20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOHIERA=20%3Bpaga%2Ctitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOSUPPRESS=1&CISOOP1=all&CISOFIELD1=county&CISOROOT=%2Fwch&CISOBOX1=Rock+County&CISORESTMP=results.php Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock County, Wisconsin], 1889. Digitized volume at the Wisconsin Historical Society website
  
==== Land and Property ====
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=== Land and Property ===
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Maps  ===
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/1858RockCoWisPlatMap/1858.html 1858 Plat Map of Rock County] at the Rock County Genealogical Society website  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/1858RockCoWisPlatMap/1858.html 1858 Plat Map of Rock County] at the Rock County Genealogical Society website  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/1920RockCoWisPlatMap/1922.html 1922 Plat map of Rock County] at the Rock County Genealogical Society website *[http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/maps/docs/counties/rock.pdf Official Wisconsin DOT Map of Rock County], showing cities, highways, town boundaries, and survey township numbers
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/1920RockCoWisPlatMap/1922.html 1922 Plat map of Rock County] at the Rock County Genealogical Society website *[http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/maps/docs/counties/rock.pdf Official Wisconsin DOT Map of Rock County], showing cities, highways, town boundaries, and survey township numbers
  
==== Migration ====  
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=== Migration ===
  
==== Military History and Records ====
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=== Military History and Records ===
  
 
[http://coplien.com/vets/ Rock County Veteran Burials]  
 
[http://coplien.com/vets/ Rock County Veteran Burials]  
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====  
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Newspapers  ===
  
[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=37&ci=10518 Freeport, Illinois newspapers] from the late 1800's and early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Rock County. The [http://rockislandlibrary.org/ Rock Island Public Library] in Rock Island, Illinois provides free access to this database at its library.  
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[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has digitized historical newspapers from Janesville from the late 1800s and early 1900s that covered local news on residents from Rock County.  
  
==== Obituaries ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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==== Repositories ====
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=== Probate Records  ===
   
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===== Archives, Libraries and Museums =====
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=== Vital Records  ===
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The [http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords/ Wisconsin Genealogy Index] at the Wisconsin Historical Society contains an index of pre-1907 Wisconsin vital records.
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== Archives, Libraries and Museums ==
  
 
*[http://www.beloitlibrary.info/ Beloit Public Library]  
 
*[http://www.beloitlibrary.info/ Beloit Public Library]  
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*[http://als.lib.wi.us/MPL/ Milton Public Library]  
 
*[http://als.lib.wi.us/MPL/ Milton Public Library]  
 
*[http://als.lib.wi.us/OPL/ Orfordville Public Library]
 
*[http://als.lib.wi.us/OPL/ Orfordville Public Library]
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===== County Courthouse =====
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== County Court House  ==
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===== Family History Centers =====
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== Family History Centers ==
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Beloit Wisconsin Family History Center]]
 
*[[Beloit Wisconsin Family History Center]]
 
==== Societies ====
 
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/ Rock County Genealogical Society] *[http://www.rchs.us/ Rock County Historical Society]
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== Repositories  ==
*[[http://www.gig-wi.com] German Interest Group-Wisconsin]
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==== Taxation  ====
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Rock County Historical Society<br>426 North Jackson Street<br>Janesville, WI 53548<br>(608) 756-4509<br>[http://www.rchs.us/ http://www.rchs.us/]
  
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The [http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords/ Wisconsin Genealogy Index] at the Wisconsin Historical Society contains an index of pre-1907 Wisconsin vital records.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/ Rock County Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.gig-wi.com German Interest Group-Wisconsin]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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Revision as of 04:46, 15 April 2012

United States  > Wisconsin > Rock County
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County Offices

Contents

History

Parent County

1836--Rock County was created 7 December 1836 from Milwaukee County. County seat: Janesville [1]

Boundary Changes

There have been no boundary changes in Rock County since its inception.


Places / Localities

Populated Places

See Wikipedia entry

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

See WIGenWeb Rock County

Census

1855 Wisconsin State Census— Free images can be viewed on the Wisconsin 1855 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)plus detail about this collection. This census includes name of head of household, number of individuals in the household by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane, and foreign born.

Wisconsin State Census— Free indexed images can be viewed on the Wisconsin 1875 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records) plus details of this collection. This census includes name of head of household, number of individuals in the household by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, and insane.

1885 Wisconsin State Census— Free indexed images can be viewed on the Wisconsin 1885 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records) plus details about this collection.. This census includes name of head of household, number of individuals in the household by sex and race, number of individuals from each country of origin.

1895 Wisconsin State Census— Free indexed images can be viewed on the Wisconsin 1895 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records) plus details about this collection. This census includes name of head of household, number of individuals in the household by sex and race, number of individuals from each country of origin.

1905 Rock County, Wisconsin State Census— Free indexed images can be viewed on the Wisconsin 1905 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)plus details about this collection. This census includes name of each member of the household, sex, race, age, marital status, country of birth, country of parents' birth, occupation, and home ownership.

Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

City and county directories from 1858 to 1931 can be found at the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Rock County Veteran Burials

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Newspaperarchive.com ($) has digitized historical newspapers from Janesville from the late 1800s and early 1900s that covered local news on residents from Rock County.

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Vital Records

The Wisconsin Genealogy Index at the Wisconsin Historical Society contains an index of pre-1907 Wisconsin vital records.

Birth

Marriage

Divorce

Death

Taxation

Voting Registers

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Court House

Family History Centers

Repositories

Rock County Historical Society
426 North Jackson Street
Janesville, WI 53548
(608) 756-4509
http://www.rchs.us/

Societies

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).