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Whiteside County, Illinois
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Whiteside County, Illinois Facts

When was Whiteside County, IL Created?
Whiteside County was established on January 16, 1836.

What is the County Seat of Whiteside County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Morrison (prior county seats was Lyndon from 1839–1841, Sterling from 1841–1842), Lyndon from 1842–1846, Circuit Court at Sterling, County Commissioners’ Court at Lyndon from 1846–1847, Sterling from 1847–1857) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Whiteside County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Carroll CountyOgle CountyLee CountyBureau CountyHenry CountyRock Island CountyClinton County, Iowa

Whiteside County, IL Census Records

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

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

Whiteside County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Whiteside County Courthouse

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

Whiteside County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Whiteside Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Whiteside Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Whiteside Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Whiteside Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Whiteside Co. IL General and History Websites

Whiteside Co. IL Military Records