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Lee County, Illinois
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Lee County, Illinois Facts

When was Lee County, IL Created?
Lee County was established on February 27, 1839.

What is the County Seat of Lee County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Dixon also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Lee County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Ogle CountyDeKalb CountyLaSalle CountyBureau CountyWhiteside County

Lee County, IL Census Records

What Lee County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lee County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Lee Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lee Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Lee 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

Lee County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Lee County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Lee County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Lee 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 Lee 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.

Lee County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Lee County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Lee 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.

Lee Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lee Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lee Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Lee Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lee Co. IL General and History Websites

Lee Co. IL Military Records