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Jo Daviess County, Illinois
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Jo Daviess County, Illinois Facts

When was Jo Daviess County, IL Created?
Jo Daviess County was established on February 17, 1827.

What is the County Seat of Jo Daviess County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Galena also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Jo Daviess County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Lafayette County, WI, Stephenson CountyCarroll CountyJackson County, Iowa, Dubuque County, Iowa, Grant County, WI

Jo Daviess County, IL Census Records

What Jo Daviess County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Jo Daviess County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Jo Daviess Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jo Daviess Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jo Daviess Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Illinois Census Records Research Guide

Jo Daviess County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Jo Daviess County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Jo Daviess County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Jo Daviess County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Illinois courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Illinois residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Jo Daviess County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Jo Daviess County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Jo Daviess County, IL?
A list of Jo Daviess County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Jo Daviess County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Jo Daviess County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Jo Daviess County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Jo Daviess Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Jo Daviess Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Jo Daviess Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Jo Daviess Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Jo Daviess Co. IL General and History Websites

Jo Daviess Co. IL Military Records