Lyndon Area Historical Society – Genealogy Information Request Policy

Village of Lyndon

Black Hawk Waterways CVB Promoting Tourism in Carroll, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside Counties 

  •  Website: www.visitnorthwestillinois.com
  • Contact:  Diane Bausman, Executive Director
  • Email: dbausman@bwcvb.com
  • Phone:  815-946-2108  Toll Free:  815-678-2108

Lyndon Area Historical Society

  • Address:  405 4th Street West PO Box 112, Lyndon,IL 61261
  • Website:  www.lyndonareahistsoricalsociety.org
  • Email:  lyndonareahistoricalsociety@yahoo.com
  • Genealogy Contact:  Carol Crady  (815-499-7875)  (815-537-2843)  sjc3crady@yahoo.com
  • Hours: Wednesday 1 pm – 3 pm or by appointment (call Kris Bielema at 815-499-4015)
  • Lyndon United Methodist Church Records; marriages, baptisms, membership data
  • Old Settlers Book; 70 years of listings of Whiteside County Settlers; references to family relationship with other settlers in 1878 – 1928
  • Whiteside County History Books published 1877 and 1883
  • Civil War Book; lists Whiteside County area soldiers
  • Civil War Poster; listing of the Lyndon Rangers military group
  • Lyndon Cemetery Records
  • Service Star Newsletters from 1941 – 1946; Lyndon High School English Department project; includes letters from local servicemen serving at home and overseas during WWII
  • 1917 Prairie Farmers” Reliable Directory of Farmers and Breeders of Whiteside County; lists names of farmer, wife, children,mailing address, Section number and Township of farm; indicates whether farmer is tenant or owner; owners’ names and year the owner came to Whiteside County

Whiteside County Genealogy Research Sites

  • Whiteside County Courthouse website  www.whiteside.org 
  • 200 East Knox St. Morrison, Il 61270
  • Whiteside County Recorder  (815-772-5192)
  • Whiteside County Clerk (815-772-5189)
  • Whiteside County Circuit Clerk  (815-772-5188)
  • Old County Plat Books; Whiteside County Biographical History Books; Births, Deaths, Marriages, Census Records; Naturalization records, criminal records, divorce and Probate (Estate) records
  • Whiteside County Biographical History Books (includes biographies of County residents and some photos of residents – published 1885, 1888, 1900, 1968;
  • Wayne Bastian’s History Book of 1968
  • older books have been microfilmed by Recorder’s Office
  • Minimal fees charges for copies

Odell Public Library

  • Website:  odellpubliclibrary.com
  • Email: odell.library@gmail.com
  • Phone:  (815-772-7323)
  • 307 S. Madison St. Morrison, IL 61270
  • Hours:  Monday and Wednesday 10 am- 8 pm; Tuesday and Thursday 2 pm – 8 pm; Friday 2 pm – 5 pm; Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
  • Listing of burials in rural cemeteries of Whiteside County; Whiteside News Sentinel; Whiteside County History Books: 1877, 1883, 1900, 1908, 1968

Sterling Public Library

  • Website:  www.sterlingpubliclibrary.org
  • Phone:  (815-625-1370)
  • 102 W. Third St. Sterling,IL 61081
  • Sterling Daily Gazette articles and obituaries are indexed and microfilmed
  • Whiteside County History Books 1883, 1900, 1908, 1968, 1974

Whiteside County Genealogy Society

  • Website:   SPL-Genealogy@comcast.net

Tampico Historical Society

Dixon Historical Society

  • Address:   2005 W. Fifth St. Dixon,IL 61021
  • Phone:   815-288-5508

Sterling Rock Falls Historical Society

  • Address:  1005 E. Third St, PO Box 65 Sterling, IL 61081
  • Phone:  815-622-6215

Prophetstown Historical Society

  • Contact:  Robert and Beverly Peterson (815)-537-2668

Clinton Iowa Public Library

  • Basement is called “Root Cellar” and has genealogy information

Davenport Family History Center

  • Address:   4929 Wisconsin Avenue Davenport, IA 52806
  • Phone:   563-386-7547

Illinois State Archives (to access Pre 1916 Illinois Death Index)

Illinois State Census Information

  • www.censusfinder.com/Illinois-historical-museums.htm

Find A Grave.com is a site that locates grave sites

 

KrisResearch/Genealogy Sites