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Stephenson County, Illinois
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Stephenson County, Illinois Facts

When was Stephenson County, IL Created?
Stephenson County was established on March 4, 1837.

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

What counties are adjacent to Stephenson County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Green County, WI, Winnebago CountyOgle CountyCarroll CountyJo Daviess CountyLafayette County, WI

Stephenson County, IL Census Records

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

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

Stephenson County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Stephenson County Courthouse

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

Stephenson County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Stephenson Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Stephenson Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Stephenson Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Stephenson Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Stephenson Co. IL General and History Websites

Stephenson Co. IL Military Records

Stephenson Co. IL Schools & Directories