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Erie Public Library District
Eighth Street and Eighth Avenue,
Erie IL 61250

Henry C. Adams Memorial Library
209 West Third Street
Prophetstown IL 61277

Odell Public Library
307 South Madison St
Morrison IL 61270

Schmaling Memorial Public Library District
501 Tenth Avenue
PO Box 125
Fulton IL 61252

Sterling Public Library
102 West Third Street
Sterling IL 61081
Phone: (815) 625-1370
FAX: ( 815) 625-7037
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Tampico Public Library
Main Street
Tampico IL 61283

Rock Falls Public Library District
1007 Seventh Avenue
Rock Falls IL 61071

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Historical & Genealogical Societies are a great resource for local genealogical records and history of the area.

The Whiteside County Genealogists
PO Box 145
Sterling, IL 61081

Tampico Area Historical Society
P. O. Box 154
119 South Main Street
Tampico, IL 61283
Phone: 815-438-2065
(Denise McLoughlin, Family History Coordinator).

Prophetstown Area Historical Society
320 Washington Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277

Morrison Historical Society
PO Box 1
Morrison, IL 61270

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Whiteside County
Illinois Genealogy & Family History Resources

Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Fulton, Morrison, Prophetstown, Rock Falls, Sterling
Complete List of Cities & Towns

Established: January 16, 1836
Parent County: Jo Daviess, Henry
County Seat: Morrison

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  • Whiteside County Illinois Migrations
    Part of the Illinois Migrations Project
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
    Updated annually, this database is an index to passengers who arrived in United States and Canadian ports from the 1500s through the 1900s. It contains listings of approximately 4,588,000 individuals and references thousands of different records compiled from everything from original passenger lists to personal diaries. For each individual listed, you may find the following information: name, age, year and place of arrival, and the source of the record.
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  Publications Available on Interlibrary Loan
  • Kansas State Historical Society
    Whiteside County, Illinois History of Whiteside  County, Illinois. 1877. (Reel: MF 2119, no. 1).
    * Biographical Record of Whiteside County, Illinois.  1900. (Reel: MF 2119, no. 2).
    * History of Whiteside County, Illinois . . . 1908.
      (Reel: MF 2119, no. 3 - MF 2120, no. 1).
    * Plat Book of Whiteside County, Illinois. 1893.
       (Reel: MF 2120, no. 2).
    * Portrait and Biographical Album of Whiteside   County, Illinois . . . 1885. (Reel: MF 2120, no. 3).
    * Atlas of Whiteside County and the State of Illinois . . . 1872. (Reel: MF 2120, no. 4).
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