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1878 History of McDonough County, Illinois, It's Cities, Towns, and Villages with Early Reminiscences, Personal Incidents and Anecdotes, and a Complete Business Directory of the County, by S. J. Clarke, 692 pages

1885 History of McDonough County, Illinois, toether with sketches of the towns, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent individuals, and biographies of the representative citizens, by The Continental Historical Company, 1150 pages

1894 Portrait and Biographical Record of Hancock, McDonough and Henderson Counties, Illinois, 598 pages

1899 Historical Encylopedia of Illinois and History of McDonugh County

1907 Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, Volume 1, Volume 2

1911 History of Bardolph, Illinois, by Epworth League, 152 pages

1912 Death of a Pioneer of McDonough County, Illinois - Article from Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, volume 5, pages 318-319, John J. Jones and Mr. Bigger Head

1922 History of the Underground Railroad of McDonough County, Illinois - Article from Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, volume 15, pages 579-591, by D. N. Blazer

1940 Stories from Illinois History

1951 Family History of ... Ebenezer Bishop ... , 190 pages, filled with details, stories, photos, sources

1954 Bushnell, Illinois, Centennial 1854-1954, 150 pages, filled with illustrations and photos

1955 This is McDonough County, Illinois, An Up-To-Date Historical Narrative with County Map and Many Unique Aerial Photographes of Cities, Towns, Villages and Farmsteads, by John Drury, 402 pages

1992 Place Names of McDonough County, Illinois - Past and Present, by Gordana Rezab, 155 pages, Appendix includes 1992 township maps

Western Courier college newspaper, Macomb, 1911-1913

Rural Cemeteries of McDonugh County, Illinois - This 45-page pdf file includes maps, listings, and genealogical notes.

Pioneer Cemetery, McDonough County, Illinois - This Blogger site by Carolyn Cooper is full of photos and genealogical information

The Library of Congress has some Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps available for Blandinsville, Bushnell, Colchester, Macomb, and Prairie City

McDonough County Genealogical Society

Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection

Chronicling America


USGenWeb Archives – McDonough County, Illinois

Illinois Secretary of State Databases

ILGenWeb Resources for Illinois Genealogy Research

Coal Mining in Illinois

Illinois Society Sons of the American Revolution

The Ancestor Hunt

Genealogy Trails

ILMCDONOUGH Query Board and Mailing List at

Message Board at Rootsweb

Digital Public Library of America

Wikipedia, McDonough County, Illinois

Deciphering Old Hand Writing


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