What is HeritageQuest Online?

ProQuest Information and Learning's HeritageQuest Online provides libraries with a unique, growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Beginning or professional genealogists can now use this powerful online library, with original page images for all documents, from the convenience of their home or at the library. Indexes and original page images mean no additional trips, inter-library loan requests or work by researchers or staff.

HeritageQuest Online is designed specifically for patrons in public libraries who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work are still uncovering their past. With over 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI™, and other expanding collections, HeritageQuest Online gives any library the chance to tap in to one of the largest collections of genealogy material in the country.

YOU MUST GO TO IDA PUBLIC LIBRARY WEBSITE, THEN CLICK DATABASES, THEN CLICK HERITAGE QUEST , THEN ENTER IN THE ONE BOX YOUR LONG LIBRARY CARD NUMBER FOR FREE ACCESS, otherwise it requires a paid subscription.


USGenWeb - Boone County Genealogy

This list is for people interested in genealogy in Boone County, Illinois. The USGenWeb Project consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for Genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.

Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties.

The following link is for the Illinois State Archives Main Database page. http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/databases.html
It has:
  • Illinois Land Sales from goverment 1817-1860.
  • Illinois Marriage Index thru 1900.
  • Illinois Death Index 1916-1950.
  • Illinois Civil War Index, etc...

Belvidere.Net wishes to give MANY THANKS to Martin W. Johnson - Boone County Historian for providing the tremendous number of links above which took many hours of research on his part to compile. We are grateful for his generosity in sharing these links for publication on Belvidere.Net's Genealogy Page, and hope you find them as useful as we have!
Martin W. Johnson
514 West Menominee St.
Belvidere, Illinois 61008-3142.
1-815-547-4754 or 1-815-543-3060





State Historical Society of Wisconsin Library

The link below leads to the Wisconsin Civil War Enlistment Roster A-Z. Many of the Boone County men who enlisted in the Civil War, especially from the northern townships - Leroy Towhship & Manchester Township in Boone County enlisted in Wisconsin, or men of Norwegian descent enlisted in Wisconsin regiments and can be found through this site. They have an excellent search function on their website that may be helpful.
The link is:
http://www.Wisconsinhistory.org/roster/search.asp

For further information, you may also contact:
Mr. Hanson
State Historical Society of Wisconsin Library
816 West State St.
Madison, WI 53706-1482
Phone: 608-264-6400
Fax: 608-264-6404

Ancestor Spy Publishers

Sells microfiched copies of Belvidere & Boone County Illinois - history books, court house birth, death, marriage, probate, naturalization, etc. indexes. Boone County Prairie Farmer Directory 1917, Belvidere city directories 1896 etc.. Church histories, Civil War indexes. and many other genealgical items for Boone, Winnebago, McHenry, Walworth, Rock County etc... plus other counties and states indexes etc... The microfiched items can be viewed on a microfiche reader, at any good library or business or home. For more information, contact:
Ancestor Publishers
Donna Clark
55 East Hazel Drive
Salem, UT 84653-9100
phone: 1-800-373-0816


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