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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Whiteside County''
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| building address ='''Whiteside County Courthouse'''<br>200 E. Knox Street<br>Morrison, IL 61270-2698<br>(815) 772-5189<br>[http://www.whiteside.org/ Whiteside County Website]
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{{Illinois-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Whiteside County''
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== Whiteside County Organization  ==
  
== Whiteside County Information ==
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Whiteside County's civil records start the following years:
  
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Whiteside County are kept, see the [[Whiteside County, Illinois Courthouse|Whiteside County Courthouse]] page.
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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[[Image:Samuel Whiteside photo.jpg|thumb|right|93px|Samuel Whiteside photo.jpg]]
  
 
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Whiteside County is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Whiteside Samuel Whiteside] who was a commander in the War of 1812, a Colonel of the Territorial militia, and Brigadier General during the Black Hawk War. He also served in politics and helped select the site for the State Capitol. <ref>''Samuel Whiteside'' www.wikipedia.org</ref>
=== County Courthouse  ===
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=== History  ===
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=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
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See an interactive map of Whiteside County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Populated Places  ===
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
 
*[[Bureau County, Illinois|Bureau]]  
 
*[[Bureau County, Illinois|Bureau]]  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== African American ====
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=== Biography ===
 
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The following have information concerning African American research.
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what&nbsp;records are&nbsp;at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.
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*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
 
Illinois&nbsp;cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
Illinois&nbsp;cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
 
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|370084|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in Whiteside County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|370084|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in Whiteside County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6790&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=46&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of Whiteside County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6790&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=46&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of Whiteside County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/whiteside/cemetery.html Genealogy Trails] has a complete list of local cemeteries organized both by name and township.
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/whiteside/cemetery.html Genealogy Trails] has a complete list of local cemeteries organized both by name and township.
  
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=== Census  ===
  
 
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===== 1840 Pensioners  =====
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==== 1840 Pensioners  ====
  
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census''. Washington, D.C., 1841. {{FHL|973 X2pc 1840}}; {{FHL|2321}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA188&lpg=PA188 Google Books]. [See Illinois, Whiteside County on page 188.]
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census''. Washington, D.C., 1841. {{FHL|973 X2pc 1840}}; {{FHL|2321}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA188&lpg=PA188 Google Books]. [See Illinois, Whiteside County on page 188.]
  
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=== Church Records ===
  
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Church records may give birth, death and marriage information. It is usually best to locate church records with a search at a local level such as the city, town, or village. <br>
  
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=== Court Records  ===
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Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Court Records]] for more information about using court records.
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at Northern Illinois University - search for Whiteside County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|NIU IRAD Wiki page.]]
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'''Copies of original records'''
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:*'''1855–1886''' Chancery Court records {{FHL|407587|item|disp=FHL film 1021864–70}}
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:*'''1872-1886''' Jail Registers [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]
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=== Ethnic Research ===
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==== African American  ====
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what&nbsp;records are&nbsp;at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.
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*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
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=== Genealogy  ===
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*The Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society has published a [http://www.svonline.net/~srfhs/story7.html history of Sterling].
 
*The Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society has published a [http://www.svonline.net/~srfhs/story7.html history of Sterling].
  
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=== Land and Property ===
  
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Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about using land records.
  
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Whiteside County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Whiteside County.
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed online, through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at Northern Illinois University - search for Whiteside County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD – Northern Illinois University|NIU IRAD Wiki page.]]
  
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'''Online Resources'''
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:*'''1800s-Present''' - Use the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Patent Index] to obtain original federal land transfer records including homestead, military warrants, and cash entry [[Land Patent Search|patents]]. These records help a research establish location and lead to National Archives' records which may include genealogical information. Earlier land transfer records are housed at the National Archives.
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:*'''1800s-Present''' - ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales]'' from [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives] also provides an index to federal land sales.
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:*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)
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:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/whiteside.html Whiteside County Federal Township Plats]
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'''Copies of original records'''
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:*'''1832-1870''' Land patent record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]
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:*'''1839–1855''' Land patent record {{FHL|268236|item|disp=FHL film 1021134 Item 1}}
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:*'''1855-1871''' Swamp Land Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]
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:*'''1855–1883''' Swampland record {{FHL|268243|item|disp=FHL film 1021134 Items 2-3}}
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:*'''1865''' Special bounty war tax judgments {{FHL|268193|item|disp=FHL film 1021133 Item 2}}
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=== Maps  ===
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=== Military  ===
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==== Civil War  ====
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Civil War service men from Whiteside County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Whiteside County.
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:- [[8th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|8th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company C.
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:- [[13th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|13th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies B and G.
 
:- [[34th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|34th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A, B, and K.  
 
:- [[34th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|34th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A, B, and K.  
 
:- [[52nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|52nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.  
 
:- [[52nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|52nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.  
:- [[93rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|93rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.<br>
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:- [[93rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|93rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.<br>
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:- [[140th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|140th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Companies A, B, and D.
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:- [[147th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)|147th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies B and G.<br>
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:- [[156th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|156th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company G.<br>
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Naturalization  ===
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*The [http://sterlingpl.newspaperarchive.com/Default.aspx Digital Archives] of the Sterling Public Library has published more than 65,000 digital newspaper pages online for a number of local newspapers including ''Daily Gazette'' (2007), ''Evening Gazette'' (1887-1892), ''The Great Northwestern Fair'' (1884), ''Republican and Gazette'' (1861), ''Sauk Valley Sunday'' (2007), ''Sterling Daily Gazette'' (1917-1951), ''Sterling Evening Gazette'' (1894-1906), ''Sterling Gazette'' (1866-2007), ''Sterling Republican Gazette'' (1861-1865), ''Sterling Standard'' (1872-1928), ''The Sterling Times'' (1854), and ''Telegraph'' (2007).
 
*The [http://sterlingpl.newspaperarchive.com/Default.aspx Digital Archives] of the Sterling Public Library has published more than 65,000 digital newspaper pages online for a number of local newspapers including ''Daily Gazette'' (2007), ''Evening Gazette'' (1887-1892), ''The Great Northwestern Fair'' (1884), ''Republican and Gazette'' (1861), ''Sauk Valley Sunday'' (2007), ''Sterling Daily Gazette'' (1917-1951), ''Sterling Evening Gazette'' (1894-1906), ''Sterling Gazette'' (1866-2007), ''Sterling Republican Gazette'' (1861-1865), ''Sterling Standard'' (1872-1928), ''The Sterling Times'' (1854), and ''Telegraph'' (2007).
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*The Sterling Public Library has published an index to the Sterling Daily Gazette that includes "births, engagements, marriages, marriage licesnse, birthdays, wedding anniversaries, divorces, obituaries, retirements, and individual accomplishments."
 
*The Sterling Public Library has published an index to the Sterling Daily Gazette that includes "births, engagements, marriages, marriage licesnse, birthdays, wedding anniversaries, divorces, obituaries, retirements, and individual accomplishments."
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Probate Records  ===
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Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using probate records.
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) - search for Whiteside County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the[[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|NIU IRAD Wiki page]].
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'''Copies of original records'''
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:*'''1839–1931''' Probate records, wills, administrators' records, executors' records, guardianship records, inventory records, and probate estate judgement records for Whiteside County probate records are also available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}. Click on the browse through images link, select Whiteside County, and select the record type you are interested in.
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:*'''1839–1922''' Estate and other probate records {{FHL|270180|item|disp=FHL film 1021863 (first of 116 films)}}
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:*'''1842-1922''' Will Records [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]
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:*'''1845–1943''' Estate and other probate records indexes {{{FHL|270180|item|disp=FHL film 1019833(first of 4 films)}}
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:*'''1852–1904''' Probate records {{FHL|268117|item|disp=FHL films 1019825 (first of 9 films)}}
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=== Repositories  ===
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Whiteside County are kept, see the [[Whiteside County, Illinois Courthouse|Whiteside County Courthouse]] page.
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==== Family History Center  ====
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[[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] (FHCs) are branches of the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy.
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You may search your address for a center near you on the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch] site. The following center serves Whiteside County:
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:[[Sterling Illinois Family History Center|Sterling Illinois Family History Center]]<br>2709 N 16th Avenue<br>Sterling, Illinois 61081<br>Telephone: (815) 625-1229
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==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
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The Illinois Regional Archives Depositories ([[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)|IRAD]]), managed by the Illinois State Archives, houses the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois.
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The [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/niumap.html Northern Illinois University (IRAD-NIU)] holds the records for Whiteside County. [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|Learn more]] about finding and using their records.
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:'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository'''<br>c/o Regional History Center<br>Founders Memorial Library, Room 400<br>Northern Illinois University<br>DeKalb, IL 60115<br>Telephone: (815) 753-1807
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==== Public Libraries  ====
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:'''Albany Public Library District'''<br>201 South Main<br>Albany, IL 61230<br>Telephone: (309) 887-4193
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:[http://www.eriepubliclibrary.org/ '''Erie Public Library''']<br>802 8th Ave.<br>Erie, Illinois 61250<br>Telephone: (309)659-2707
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:[http://www.prophetstownlibrary.com/ '''Henry C. Adams Memorial Library''']<br>209 West Third Street<br>Prophetstown, IL 61277<br>Telephone: (815) 537-5462
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:[http://www.odelllibrary.com/ '''Odell Public Library''']<br>307 South Madison Street<br>Morrison, IL 61270<br>Telephone: (815) 998-2012
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:[http://www.rockfallslibrary.com/ '''Rock Falls Public Library District''']<br>1007 Seventh Avenue<br>Rock Falls, IL 61071<br>Telephone: (815) 626-3958
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:[http://schmaling.lib.il.us/ '''Schmaling Memorial Public Library District''']<br>501 Tenth Avenue<br>501 10th Ave.<br>PO Box 125<br>Fulton, IL 61252<br>Telephone: (815) 589-2045
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:[http://www.youseemore.com/sterling/ '''Sterling Public Library''']<br>102 West Third Street<br>Sterling, IL 61081<br>Telephone: (815) 625-1370
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=== Vital Records  ===
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See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.
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Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the [http://www.whiteside.org/county-clerk/ Whiteside County Clerk ]while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm Illinois Department of Public Health] with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. The website of the [http://www.whiteside.org/county-clerk/ Whiteside County Clerk] explains how to order birth, marriage, and death records.
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<br>The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] and the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) - search for Whiteside County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]].
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==== Birth Records  ====
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==== Marriage Records  ====
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:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]
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:*'''1839-1900''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index] at [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives]; Index
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:*Genealogy Trails History Group has an [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/whiteside/marriagea-f.html index for marriages ]online for Whiteside County.
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==== Death Records ====
  
An unspecified number of Whiteside County probate records are available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}.
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'''Copies of original Death Records'''
  
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:*'''1871–1891, 1908–1918''' Corner's record {{FHL|268155|item|disp=FHL film 1021131}}
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:*'''1892–1908''' Coroner's record {{FHL|268254|item|disp=FHL film 1021134 Item 4}}
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:*'''1850,1860,1870,1880''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8756 ''U. S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885''] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($) These include the deaths occurring twelve months before the census was taken.
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:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]
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:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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Online Records


Whiteside County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Whiteside County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 16, 1836
County Seat Morrison
Courthouse
Whiteside County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Whiteside County Courthouse
200 E. Knox Street
Morrison, IL 61270-2698
(815) 772-5189
Whiteside County Website

Contents

Whiteside County Organization

Whiteside County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Whiteside County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1857
1877
1840
1838
1839

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Whiteside County are kept, see the Whiteside County Courthouse page.

Historical Facts

Samuel Whiteside photo.jpg

Whiteside County is named for Samuel Whiteside who was a commander in the War of 1812, a Colonel of the Territorial militia, and Brigadier General during the Black Hawk War. He also served in politics and helped select the site for the State Capitol. [1]

Parent County

  • 1836--Whiteside County was created 16 January 1836 from Jo Daviess and Henry Counties.  County seat:  Morrison [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Whiteside County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Genealogy Trails has a complete list of local cemeteries organized both by name and township.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190034,710
191034,507−0.6%
192036,1744.8%
193039,0197.9%
194043,33811.1%
195049,33613.8%
196059,88721.4%
197062,8775.0%
198065,9704.9%
199060,186−8.8%
200060,6530.8%
201058,498−3.6%
IL Counties 1900-1990

1840 Pensioners

  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. Washington, D.C., 1841. FHL 973 X2pc 1840; FHL 2321; digital version at Google Books. [See Illinois, Whiteside County on page 188.]

Church Records

Church records may give birth, death and marriage information. It is usually best to locate church records with a search at a local level such as the city, town, or village.

Court Records

Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Court Records for more information about using court records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at Northern Illinois University - search for Whiteside County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the NIU IRAD Wiki page.

Copies of original records

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

Local Histories

Land and Property

Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See Illinois Land and Property for more information about using land records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed online, through the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at Northern Illinois University - search for Whiteside County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD – Northern Illinois University|NIU IRAD Wiki page.

Online Resources

  • 1800s-Present - Use the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Patent Index to obtain original federal land transfer records including homestead, military warrants, and cash entry patents. These records help a research establish location and lead to National Archives' records which may include genealogical information. Earlier land transfer records are housed at the National Archives.
  • Illinois Public Land Purchase Records This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)

Copies of original records

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Whiteside County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Whiteside County.

- 8th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company C.
- 13th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B and G.
- 34th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A, B, and K.
- 52nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 93rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 140th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Companies A, B, and D.
- 147th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B and G.
- 156th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company G.

Naturalization

Newspapers and Obituaries

  • The Digital Archives of the Sterling Public Library has published more than 65,000 digital newspaper pages online for a number of local newspapers including Daily Gazette (2007), Evening Gazette (1887-1892), The Great Northwestern Fair (1884), Republican and Gazette (1861), Sauk Valley Sunday (2007), Sterling Daily Gazette (1917-1951), Sterling Evening Gazette (1894-1906), Sterling Gazette (1866-2007), Sterling Republican Gazette (1861-1865), Sterling Standard (1872-1928), The Sterling Times (1854), and Telegraph (2007).
  • The Sterling Public Library has published an index to the Sterling Daily Gazette that includes "births, engagements, marriages, marriage licesnse, birthdays, wedding anniversaries, divorces, obituaries, retirements, and individual accomplishments."

Probate Records

Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Probate Records for more information about using probate records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through, the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) - search for Whiteside County records. For information on how to use IRAD see theNIU IRAD Wiki page.

Copies of original records

Repositories

County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Whiteside County are kept, see the Whiteside County Courthouse page.

Family History Center

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy.

You may search your address for a center near you on the FamilySearch site. The following center serves Whiteside County:

Sterling Illinois Family History Center
2709 N 16th Avenue
Sterling, Illinois 61081
Telephone: (815) 625-1229

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

The Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD), managed by the Illinois State Archives, houses the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois.

The Northern Illinois University (IRAD-NIU) holds the records for Whiteside County. Learn more about finding and using their records.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository
c/o Regional History Center
Founders Memorial Library, Room 400
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Telephone: (815) 753-1807

Public Libraries

Albany Public Library District
201 South Main
Albany, IL 61230
Telephone: (309) 887-4193
Erie Public Library
802 8th Ave.
Erie, Illinois 61250
Telephone: (309)659-2707
Henry C. Adams Memorial Library
209 West Third Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277
Telephone: (815) 537-5462
Odell Public Library
307 South Madison Street
Morrison, IL 61270
Telephone: (815) 998-2012
Rock Falls Public Library District
1007 Seventh Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071
Telephone: (815) 626-3958
Schmaling Memorial Public Library District
501 Tenth Avenue
501 10th Ave.
PO Box 125
Fulton, IL 61252
Telephone: (815) 589-2045
Sterling Public Library
102 West Third Street
Sterling, IL 61081
Telephone: (815) 625-1370

Social Groups Online

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

See Illinois Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Illinois.

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Whiteside County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the Illinois Department of Public Health with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. The website of the Whiteside County Clerk explains how to order birth, marriage, and death records.


The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) - search for Whiteside County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Birth Records

Marriage Records

Death Records

Copies of original Death Records


Additional Resources

Additional resources for Whiteside County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the Illinois, Whiteside – Vital Records, and the Illinois, Whiteside – Vital Records - newspapers topic pages of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the Family History Library Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Web Sites

References

  1. Samuel Whiteside www.wikipedia.org
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).