My Library

Local History and Genealogy Reference books that we have in our family history library, organized by subject and Dewey Decimal Number. I would be happy to do a quick look up for you; please just comment below to get in touch! Or, click on the link to WorldCat to locate it at a library near you.

The list below includes physical materials in my personal collection. Some of the digital resources that I use can be found on my Digital Library page.


DeKalb County, IL Collection

Call number & YearAuthor(s)Title
373.77328 GK
1974
Genoa-Kingston High SchoolReflections (Genoa-Kingston High School yearbook)
373.77328 GK
1975
Genoa-Kingston High SchoolReflections (Genoa-Kingston High School yearbook)
373.77328 GK
1976
Genoa-Kingston High SchoolReflections (Genoa-Kingston High School yearbook)
373.77328 GK
1977
Genoa-Kingston High SchoolReflections (Genoa-Kingston High School yearbook)
929.5 DO
1993
Doss, JuanitaGone but not forgotten: Veterans buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore, Ill.
977.328 AC
2013
DeKalb County Historical-Genealogical SocietyAcres of change: a history of DeKalb County, Illinois, 1963-2012
977.328 AT
1975
DeKalb County Historical SocietyCombined atlases of DeKalb County, Illinois (reprint of 1871, 1892, 1905, and 1929 atlases)
977.328 AT
1892
D.W. Ensign & Co.Plat book of De Kalb County, Illinois : drawn and compiled from personal observations, actual surveys and county records
977.328 AT
1871
Thompson and EvertsCombination atlas map of DeKalb County, Illinois
977.328 AT
1929
Thrift PressAtlas and plat book of De Kalb County, Illinois
977.328 AT
1947
True RepublicanDeKalb County Farm Atlas and Business Guide
977.328 AT
1965
Rockford Map PublishersThree year atlas and plat book, DeKalb County, Illinois: 1963, 1964, 1965
977.328 BA
1939
 Bar Docket for DeKalb County, Illinois Circuit Court for February Term of 1939
977.328 BE
2013
Beasley, Nancy M.The Underground Railroad in DeKalb County, Illinois
977.328 BI
2004
Bigolin, Stephen J. A journey through DeKalb County, vol. III
977.328 DE
2017-
DeKalb County Historical – Genealogical SocietyCornsilk, 2017 – (Vol. 36, Issue 3 – current)
977.328 DE
1988
 DeKalb County Magazine, July 1988 (Vol. 1, Issue 3) and August 1988 (Vol. 1, Issue 4)
977.328 GK
1976
Genoa-Kingston Bicentennial CommissionGenoa-Kingston bicentennial history and program
977.328 HI
2004
Higgins, Jo FredellDeKalb (Images of America)
977.328 HO
1919
 An honor roll : containing a pictorial record of the gallant and courageous men from DeKalb County, Illinois, U.S.A., who served in the Great War, 1917–1918–1919
977.328 KE
1876
Kett, Henry F.The Voters and Tax-Payers of DeKalb County, Illinois
977.328 TO
2006
Townsend, Lucy and Marcia G. WilsonRural Schools Journeys: A Legacy of Learning, Histories of the One-room Schools in Dekalb County, Illinois
977.328025 DE
2009
 DeKalb County Historical Resources Guide

Illinois Collection

Call number & YearAuthor(s)Title
378.773 FR
1964
Freitag, AlfredCollege with a cause: a history of Concordia Teachers College
378.773 KO
2014
Kohut, HannahFaithfully onward, ever upward: 150 years of Concordia University Chicago
929.107207731 DU 2005 DuMelle, GraceFinding your Chicago Ancestors
929.3773 IL
1986
Illinois State Genealogical SocietyPrairie Pioneers of Illinois, vol. 1
929.3773 IL
1999-2017
Illinois State Genealogical SocietyIllinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly (Vol. 31-38, 43-49)
929.377324 LO
1978
Lombard Suburban Genealogical SocietyGenealogical Sources: DuPage County, Illinois
977.3005 IL
2013
Illinois State Historical SocietyJournal of the Illinois State Historical Society (Vol. 106, No. 3-4, Autumn/Winter 2013)
977.31 HU
2012
Hussey-Arntson, Kathy and Patrick LearyWilmette (Images of America)
977.323 AT
1966
Directory Service CompanyFarm and Ranch Directory of Kane County, Illinois
977.323 ED
2001
Edwards, Jim and WynetteKane County in vintage postcards
977.337 BU
1994
Bureau County Genealogical SocietyThe Complete Name Index to The Voters and Taxpayers of Bureau County, Illinois 1877

Early America Collection

Call number & YearAuthor(s)Title
929.20973 CO
1975
Colket, Meredith B.Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe 1607-1657
929.3 VI
1976
Virkus, Frederick A., ed.Immigrant Ancestors: A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America before 1750
929.341 BU
1978
Burke, BernardThe roll of Battle Abbey
929.374 BA
1976
Banks, Charles EdwardThe English ancestry and homes of the Pilgrim Fathers
929.374 HO
1974
Holmes, Frank R.Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700
929.374 RO
1989
Roser, SusanMayflower Increasings for three generations
929.3744 CR
1930
Crawford, Mary CarolineFamous Families of Massachusetts   (Vol. 2)
929.3744 ES
1918
Essex InstituteGravestone inscriptions and records of tomb burials in the Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Mass., 1918
929.3744 OT
1979
Otis, AmosGenealogical notes of Barnstable Families (Vol. 1, A-H)
929.3744 PO
1977
Pope, Charles HenryPioneers of Massachusetts: a descriptive list, drawn from records of the colonies, towns, and churches, and other contemporaneous documents
929.3744 RO
1990
Roser, Susan E.Mayflower Marriages from the files of George Ernest Bowman
929.3744 WA
1978
Wakefield, Robert S. and Charles T. LibbyPlymouth Colony Marriages to 1650, by Robert S. Wakefield, and Mary Chilton’s title to celebrity, by Charles T. Libby (published together)
929.374485 RO
1987
Rounds, H. L. PeterAbstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts probate records, 1687-1745
929.375665 LI
1992
Linn, Jo WhiteSurry County, North Carolina, Wills 1771-1827
973.524 PE
1999
Pearson, Gardner W.Records of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia: Called out by the Governor of Massachusetts to suppress a threatened invasion during the War of 1812-’14
974 HO
2012
Hollick, Martin E.New Englanders in the 1600s: A guide to genealogical research published between 1980 and 2010, expanded edition
974.402 BA
1975
Banks, Charles EdwardThe Planters of the Commonwealth; a study of the emigrants and emigration in colonial times
974.482 FI
1985
Fiore, Jordan D., ed.Mourt’s Relation: A Journal of the Pilgrims of Plymouth
974.482 GA
1900
Garrett, Edmund H.The Pilgrim Shore
974.482 HI
1936 & 1941
Hills, Leon ClarkThe Mayflower Planters at Plymouth, Mass. 1620 and other newcomers to Ye Olde Colonie (Cape Cod series, vols. I and II)
974.482 NO
1925
Noyes, Ethel J.R.CThe Women of the Mayflower and Women of Plymouth Colony
974.482 SH
1955
Shaw, Hubert KinneyFamilies of the Pilgrims (1620)
974.482 ST
1976
Stoddard, Francis R.The Truth about the Pilgrims
974.69 HI
1968
Hinman, R.R.Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut…
974.69 MA
1990
Majdalany, JeanneThe Early Settlement of Stamford, Connecticut 1641-1700

Other Local History Collection

Call number & YearAuthor(s)TitleSubject
362.730973 CO 2006 Concordia Lutheran MinistriesThe Concordia Story, 1881-2006Pittsburgh Region (Penn.) – History
977.849300431 OW
1989?
Owens, Robert et. al.Here We Speak Low German = Hier snackt wi PlattdütschBenton County (Mo.) – History
977.849300431 TR
1996
 Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Congregation – A Centennial History 1896 – 1996Benton County (Mo.) – History

General Genealogy & Preservation Reference Collection

Call number & YearAuthor(s)TitleSubject
020.72 CL
2016
Clark, Rhonda L. and Nicole Wedemeyer MillerFostering Family History Services: A Guide for Librarians, Archivists, and VolunteersLibraries – Special Collections – Genealogy
020.72 SC
2018
Schultz, Janice LindgrenHelping patrons find their roots: a genealogy handbook for librariansLibraries – Special Collections – Genealogy
025.21 MA
2015
Marquis, Kathy and Leslie WaggenerLocal History reference collections for public librariesLocal history -Bibliography -Methodology
025.21 PH
2017
Phillips, FayeCreating a local history archive at your public library Libraries – Special Collections – Local History materials
025.2816 BE
2014
Berger, Sidney E.Rare books and special collections Libraries – Special Collections
025.84 RI
2010
Ritzenthaler, Mary LynnPreserving archives and manuscripts Archival materials–Conservation and restoration
025.86 CA
2016
Caro, SusanneDigitizing your collection: Public library success storiesDigital preservation
025.86 MA
2018
Marshall, Brianna H., ed.The complete guide to personal digital archivingDigital preservation
771.46 TA
2001
Taylor, Maureen A.Preserving Your Family Photographs: How to Organize, Present, and Restore Your Precious Family ImagesPhotographs – Conservation and restoration
808.066929 PO
1995
Polking, KirkWriting Family Histories and MemoirsGenealogy – Authorship
808.066929 ST
2014
Stratton, Penelope L. and Henry B. HoffGuide to Genealogical Writing: How to Write and Publish Your Family HistoryGenealogy – Authorship
929.1 AL
2011
Allen, Desmond WallsFamily History Detective: a Step-by-Step Guide to Investigating your Family TreeGenealogy
929.1 EL
2018
Elder, Diana and Nicole DyerResearch Like a Pro: a Genealogist’s GuideGenealogy
929.1 QU
2013
Quillen, W. DanielMastering Immigration & Naturalization Records, 2nd ed.Genealogy
929.1072 FL 2004  Fleming, Ann C.Organized Family Historian: How to File, Manage, and Protect your Genealogical Research and HeirloomsGenealogy – Organization systems
929.1072 WO
2016
Wood, Marian BurkPlanning a future for your family’s past: how to organize your genealogy materials, make decisions about your collection, and pass what you know to future generationsGenealogy – Organization systems
929.1072041 MI
2000
Milner, PaulGenealogist’s Guide to Discovering your English AncestorsGenealogy – England
929.108931 BR
1995
Brandt, Edward R. et. al.Germanic Genealogy: A Guide to Worldwide Sources and Migration PatternsGenealogy – Germany
929.3485 CL
2004
Clemensson, PerYour Swedish Roots: A Step by Step HandbookGenealogy – Sweden

3 thoughts on “My Library

  1. Regarding “Rural Schools Journeys: A Legacy of Learning, Histories of the One-room Schools in Dekalb County, Illinois”. Can you tell me whether it has any photos of the Browne (or Brown) school in Milan township, DeKalb county? It was original Milan Township District #1 and later changed to #80 and eventually closed in 1952. A similar book about DeKalb county rural schools provided a few details about the Browne school but did not contain photos of that particular school.

    I do have an aerial photo from 1939 but it’s what you would expect. 😦

    thank you

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    1. Hi Michael! There is some information about Brown School in that book, but no photo. Have you tried contacting the Joiner History Room in Sycamore? They have a lot of photos of area schools. Many of the photos were included in the book, but perhaps they’ve acquired a photo of it on the time since the book was published.

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