Our Family Library

Genealogical and Local History books that we have in our library. I would be happy to do a quick look up for you; please just comment below to get in touch!

Illinois Resources

  • Prairie Pioneers of Illinois, vol. 1, published by the Illinois State Genealogical Society, 1986.
  • Finding your Chicago Ancestors by Grace DuMelle, 2005.
  • DeKalb County:
    • Bar Docket – DeKalb County, Illinois Circuit Court for February Term of 1939
    • DeKalb County Historical Resources Guide – 2009
    • Genoa-Kingston Bicentennial History and Program – 1976
    • Gone but not forgotten: Veterans buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore, IL
    • Reflections (Genoa-Kingston Yearbooks) – 1974-1977
    • The Voters and Tax-Payers of DeKalb County, Illinois, 1876
  • Kane County:
    • 1966 Farm and Ranch Directory of Kane County, Illinois (Plat book)
  • Maps and atlases:
    • 1871 Combination atlas map of DeKalb County, Illinois. Compiled, drawn, and published from personal examinations and surveys.
    • 1892 Plat book of De Kalb County, Illinois
    • 1929 Atlas and plat book of De Kalb County, Illinois
    • 1947 DeKalb County Farm Atlas and Business Guide
    • Plat Book and 3-Year Atlas of DeKalb County, Illinois – 1963-65

Missouri Resources

  • Benton County:
    • Here We Speak Low German 
    • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Congregation – A Centennial History 1896 – 1996

Early New England Resources

  • Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700, compiled by Frank R. Holmes, 1974.
  • Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe 1607-1657, by Meredith B. Colket, 1975.
  • Immigrant Ancestors: A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America before 1750, edited by Frederick Adams Virkus, 1976.
  • The Roll of the Battle Abbey, by John Bernard Burke, 1978.
  • Mayflower and Plymouth Colony:
    • The English ancestry and homes of the Pilgrim Fathers, by Charles Edward Banks, 1976.
    • Families of the Pilgrims (1620), compiled by Hubert Kinney Shaw, 1955.
    • Mayflower Increasings for three generations, by Susan E. Roser, 1989.
    • Mayflower Marriages from the files of George Ernest Bowman, by Susan E. Roser, 1990.
    • The Mayflower Planters at Plymouth, Mass. 1620 and other newcomers to Ye Olde Colonie (Cape Cod series, vols. I and II), by Leon Clark Hills, 1936 and 1941.
    • Mourt’s Relation: A Journal of the Pilgrims of Plymouth, edited by Jordan D. Fiore, 1985.
    • The Pilgrim Shore, by Edmund H. Garrett, 1900.
    • Plymouth Colony Marriages to 1650, by Robert S. Wakefield, and Mary Chilton’s title to celebrity by Charles T. Libby, published together, 1978.
    • The Truth about the Pilgrims, by Francis R. Stoddard, 1976.
    • The Women of the Mayflower and Women of Plymouth Colony, by Ethel J.R.C. Noyes, 1925.
  •  Massachusetts:
    • Genealogical notes of Barnstable Families, (Vol. 1, A-H), revised by C.F. Swift, 1979.
    • Gravestone inscriptions and records of tomb burials in the Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Mass., 1918.
    • Pioneers of Massachusetts, by Charles Henry Pope, 1977.
    • The Planters of the Commonwealth, by Charles Edward Banks, 1975.
  •  Connecticut:
    • Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut…, collected by R.R. Hinman, 1968.
    • The Early Settlement of Stamford, Connecticut 1641-1700, by Jeanne Majdalany, 1990.

Pennsylvania Resources

  • The Concordia Story, 1881-2006, Published by Concordia Lutheran Ministries, 2006. (Includes history of the Concordia Orphans’ Home in Cabot, PA)

General Reference – International Roots

  • Your Swedish Roots: A Step by Step Handbook by Per Clemensson, 2004.
  • Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering your English Ancestors by Paul Milner, 2000.

General Reference – Preservation and Organization

  • Organized Family Historian: How to File, Manage, and Protect your Genealogical Research and Heirlooms by Ann Carter Fleming, 2004.
  • Preserving Your Family Photographs: How to Organize, Present, and Restore Your Precious Family Images by Maureen A. Taylor.



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