Ogle Co., IL Genealogy Resources

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Bertolet Memorial Library

705 Main St.
Leaf River, IL 61047
Phone: (815) 738-2742 / Fax: (815) 738-2742

E-mail inquiries should be sent to: Librarian
This library has a genealogy section for Leaf River area families.

ByronPublic Library

P.O. Box 434
Byron, IL 61010
(815) 234-5102

e-mail: library@byron.lib.il.us

NOTE: They have old Byron newspapers on microfilmfor Byron, but no genealogy section.

Creston-Dement Library

107 So. Main
Creston, IL
Phone: (815) 384-3111 / Fax: (815) 384-3111

Forreston Public Library

P.O. Box 606
204 1st Ave.
Forreston, IL 61030
Phone: (815) 938-2624 / Fax: (815) 938-2624

e-mail forlib@verizon.net

NOTE: The phone and fax numbers are the same and when no one is there it rings the fax number.

Flagg-Rochelle Library

619 4th Ave.
Rochelle, IL 61068
Phone: (815) 562-3431 / Fax: (815) 562-3432

NOTE: They have a good genealogy section. For more information on what is available, contact the library. This library prefers to be contacted by mail, and asks that you include detailed information of your genealogical interest.

Library District Holdings – Illinois Newspaper Project

Rochelle Directories

Julia Hill Library

122 Walnut
Stillman Valley, IL 61084
Phone: (815) 645-8611 / Fax: (815) 645-1341

Mt. Morris Public Library

101 E. Front St.
Mt. Morris, IL 61054
Phone: (815) 734-4727 / Fax: (815) 734-4927

NOTE: They have old newspapers, marriage, and cemetery records for Mt. Morris.

Oregon Public Library

300 Jefferson St.
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: (815) 732-2724 / Fax: (815) 732-6643

e-mail: oregonlibrary@yahoo.com

NOTE: Oregon is the county seat for Ogle County and the library has a large genealogy room. Members of the Ogle County Genealogical Society are often there on Fridays to assist visitors. The library is located around the corner from the Ogle County Court House. Old Oregon, IL newspapers are available on microfilm. They also have census records on microfilm and a large collection of old obituaries.

Polo Public Library

302 W. Mason St.
Polo, IL 61064
(815) 946-2713

NOTE: They have old newspapers, marriage, and cemeteryrecords for Polo.

Rockford Public Library (in Winnebago Co.)

215 N. Wyman St.
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 965-6731

NOTE: Rockford Public Library has a great genealogy room including material on Ogle Co.
Rockford is the largest city nearest to Ogle County.


Ogle Co. Message Boards – Mailing List Archives:

Ogle Co. Query Message Board Rootsweb site

Ogle Co. Query Message Board Genealogy.com site

Ogle Co. Mailing List Archives

Ogle Co. Genealogical – Historical Societies- Other Historical Sites:

Ogle Co. Genealogical Society, Oregon, IL

Ogle Co. Historical Society, Oregon, IL

John Deere Historical Site

Illinois Marriage – Death Index Sites

Illinois State Marriage Index Database

Illinois State Death (Pre-1916) Index Database

Illinois State Death (1916-1951) Index Database

Ogle Co. Newspaper Extractions

The Ogle Co. Press, Polo – December 14, 1867-December 26, 1868 excerpts

Byron Express Index from July 1882-December 1887

Forreston Herald Newspaper Clippings 1871-1901

Lane (Rochelle) Register Marriage and Death Notices – 1863

Lane (Rochelle) Register 1864-1866)

Lane (Rochelle) Independent Newspaper 1897-1898

Rochelle Herald July 1917-December 1917

Family Reunions from the Past

Ogle Co. Tombstone Photographs

Tombstone Photographs

How to Obtain Tombstone Photographs

Adeline (Maryland Twp.)

Grade School

Zion Evangelical Church Marriage Records 1900-1921

Zion Evangelical Church Baptismal Records 1900-1921

Zion Evangelical Church Confirmation Records – Palm Sunday – 1903, 1907, 1910, 1912, 1916 and 1920

Byron (Byron Twp.)


Early Byron area Photos

Byron Museum District – Lucius Read Home and Underground Railroad Museum

Chana (Pine Rock Twp.)

Two Room County School

Davis Junction (Scott Twp.)

Davis Junction

Forreston (Forreston Twp.)


Forreston Herald Newspaper Clippings 1871-1901

Early 1900’s Forreston Train Depot Picture

Kings (White Rock Twp.)

Village of Kings History

Kings High School History

Leaf River (Leaf River Twp.)

Leaf River

Leaf River High School History

Leaf River Historical Society and Museum

North Grove Christian Cemetery web site

Bertolet Memorial Library

Lightsville School Picture – c. 1908

Early 1900’s Leaf River Train Depot Pictures

Monroe Center (Monroe Twp.)

Monroe Center High School History

Mt. Morris (Mt. Morris Twp.)

Mt. Morris

More Mt. Morris

Mt. Morris High School History

Christian Kable – His Ancestry and Descendents by Hazel Genevieve Kable Zimmerman, 1951

Old Settlers Reunion – September 1883

1930 Crimson and Gray Mt. Morris High School Yearbook Pages

Oregon (Oregon Twp.)


Ogle Co. Historical Society and Museum

County Home (Almshouse), Oregon Twp.

Polo (Buffalo Twp.)

Polo Historical Society

Polo High School Graduating Classes 1917-1954

Polo High School Eighth Grade Graduation Program – May 18, 1937

Rochelle (Flagg Twp.)


Flagg Twp. Museum

First Annual Catalogue of the Public Schools – 1895

Stillman Valley (Marion Twp.)

Stillman Valley

History of Stillman Valley

Battleground Cemetery

Civil War

Help With Civil War Research

Ogle Co. Sites of Interest

Stronghold Castle

State Parks

Ramble the Rock

Miscellaneous Ogle Co. Sites

Driscoll Gang 1830’s-1840’s

Sechler Family Bible

LINKPENDIUM Site for Ogle Co. – Numerous research links

CousinConnect.com Ogle Co. Query Site

Miscellaneous Illinois Sites

Rootsweb-Stephenson Co., IL

Illinois Ancestors-Stephenson Co., IL

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Illinois State Historical Library Newspaper Microfilm Interlibrary Loan Ordering Instructions and Policy

Illinois Genealogical Research-obtain copies of records from Springfield

Illinois County Boundaries 1790-Present

Illinois History Project

Abraham Lincoln Online

Census Online – Illinois

Illinois State Archives

Spanish American War Searchable Database

Ghosts of the Prairie / Haunted Illinois

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet – Illinois

Illinois State Historical Library

Illinois History.com

The Illinois Unknown County Page

Pre-1908 Illinois Land Patent Grants


MDGenWeb – County Site for Washington County, MD

Searchable Historical Maps of Maryland

The Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America

Trails to the Past

National Archives

National Genealogy Society

Library of Congress

United States Vital Records

Growth of a Nation beginning in 1789

Roots-L Resources: United State Resources

U.S. Cemetery Records on the Internet

Ellis Island

Life Stories of the Civil War Heroes

The Official Land Patent Records Site

Online Photos Page

Census Online – Links to Online Census Records


The Census Transcription Project

The Illinois History Project

The Illinois Archives Project

The Illinois Civil War Project

USGenWeb Kids Project

Rare Historical Map Collection

The Gold Bug – Reproductions of early maps, plus


Cyndi’s Big Genealogy Site

Washington Co., MD Genealogy Site

LDS Ancestor Search

New England Historic Genealogical Society

Funeral Net – National Funeral Homes Listing

Obituary Daily Times

Social Security Death Records

Census Online – Links to Online Census Records

Who Where – a people search

Everton’s Guide to Genealogy

Rootsweb Genealogical Data Coop.

Journal of Online Genealogy

Terra Server – view your area from space

User Mailing Lists – hosted by Rootsweb

Roots Web Mailing Lists Archives – Interactive search

Welcome to the White House

Cyndi’s List of Genealogical Sites on the Internet

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