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Illinois Atlas & Gazetteer

By: Delorme Mapping Company

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishing Group / DeLorme:

Edition: 6

Seller ID: 333214


This Illinois Atlas & Gazetteer contains back roads, recreation sites, hiking trails, campgrounds, golf courses, scenic drives, a guide to state and national park historic sites/museums, fishing, and ski areas. Includes a comprehensive index. View more info

MAP: Illinois: 1880/81

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Reproduction map of original:

Seller ID: S32


This large map from our Centennial collection depicts the state in great detail, showing villages, post office towns and railroad lines. Useful while working with the 1880 census. View more info

Asylum, Prison, and Poorhouse: The Writings and Reform Work of Dorothea Dix in Illinois

By: N/A

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Southern Illinois Univ Press:

Seller ID: 321637


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Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, Illinois 1800 -1920 Map Packet

By: N/A

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Family Roots Publishing:

Seller ID: FRMG-IL


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An Index of Headstones in Lincoln Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois

By: Alabama Study Group of the Afro-American Genealogy and Historical Society of Chicago

Price: $46.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: A1375


The Alabama Study Group, spent three years compiling this valuable cemetery index. Lincoln Cemetery is thought to be the largest African American cemetery in the Chicago area. It was originally opened about 1911 by the Chicago Cemetery Association. This indexing project incorporates the identifying information of the grave markers only in the original section of "Historic" Lincoln Cemetery. In addition to headstone markings, Study Group members were permitted to ... View more info

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They Built Railway Cars: The Pullman Social Experiment and the Swedish Immigration

By: Allan T. Nilson

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: J2076


English translation from Swedish by Raymond E. Johnson. A large number of Swedes came to Chicago in the 1880s to live in the model town of Pullman and to work in the factory that produced luxury sleeping cars. The two main themes of this book are: 1) Two families among a group of immigrants from the Nykyrke Parish in Sweden-how they adapted to a new life and culture and founded their Lutheran church; and 2) Railroad car magnate George M. Pullman, who built the factories ... View more info

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Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, 1861-1862

By: Allen C. Fuller

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: F0228


The bulk of the book is made up of charts. The first few charts list Illinois regiments according to date and place of organization, name of commanding officer, number of men, and dates of departure for the field. The longest chart lists, by regiment and company, the name of every commissioned officer in the Illinois forces, including those who had resigned or been mustered out of service since the war began. An 1860 census of the free-white population in each county sho... View more info

CD: Cahokia Records, Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library, Volume II, 1778-1790

By: Clarence Walworth Alvord

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD4052


Illinois originally formed a part of the commonwealth of Virginia and the government established by Virginia exercised authority over the French villages on the banks of the Mississippi in southwestern Illinois following the occupation of Illinois by George Rogers Clark. Clark established "a court of civil judicature" at Cahokia elected by the people. "The title of the court…founded at Cahokia was the 'Court of the Committee of Cahokia'…The date of the ... View more info

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The Descendants Of Johan Frederick Solter of Germany, Illinois and Kansas

By: Dale D. Webster

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: W2365


This book covers five generations descended from Johan Frederick Solter and two of his three wives. Johan was born in 1821 (probably in Sachsenhagen, Germany) and died in 1912 in Wichita, Kansas. This book is presented in the Modified Register System and has been compiled mostly from primary source documents. It is enhanced with interesting historical background and, when possible, short biographical sketches of some of the Solter descendants. Solter family photos and ma... View more info

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Making the Heartland Quilt: A Geographical History of Settlement and Migration in Early-Nineteenth-Century Illinois

By: Douglas K. Meyer.

Price: $30.96

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press: c2000

Seller ID: 322893


Douglas K. Meyer reconstructs the settlement patterns of thirty-three immigrant groups and confirms the emergence of discrete culture regions and regional way stations.Meyer argues that midcontinental Illinois symbolizes a historic test-strip of the diverse population origins that unfolded during the Great Migration. Basing his research on the 1850 United States manuscript schedules, Meyer dissects the geographical configurations of twenty-three native and ten forei... View more info

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Glimpses of Glory: The Regimental History of the 61st Illinois Volunteers with Regimental Roster

By: Drew D. Dukett

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D1405


March with the 61st Illinois Volunteers through the American Civil War in the Western Theater, and you will understand the character of the men who fought to preserve the Union during our nation's greatest challenge. Drew Dukett has written a wonderful story about ordinary men and their families enmeshed in extraordinary events. Glimpses of Glory provides a moving experience of the human dimension of war."- Dr. Charles E. White, author of The Enlightened Soldier and ... View more info

Illinois' German Heritage

By: Edited by Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Little Miami Publishing Company:

Seller ID: 250271


This book explores the rich German heritage of Illinois from the early 19th century to the present in this first historical survey of the state's German element. Edited by Don Heinrich Tolzmann, one of the nation's leading scholars of German-American history. View more info

CD: History of the English Settlement in Edwards County, Illinois, Founded in 1817 and 1818 by Morris Birkbeck and George Flower

By: George Flower

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: CD3772


"The history of the English Settlement of Edwards County, presented in this volume, can not fail to be read with avidity by all interested in the history of Illinois. The author, George Flower, was no ordinary man. He has left the impress of his character and his services upon the State, and his name will always be honorably associated with the colony he helped to found. Very few abler men than Morris Birkbeck and George Flower have illustrated the history of our Com... View more info

Central Illinois Chronicles, Volume 1

By: Helen Cox Tregillis

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: T4942


This book compiles three years' worth of issues of a bi-monthly periodical of the same name; it draws information from over 75 counties throughout the state of Illinois inclusive of dates ranging throughout the 19th century. Entries have been gleaned from newspapers and various other sources of records, and include death records, burial records, marriage records, tax lists, deed records, court records, bond records and military service records, among other genealogically... View more info

Central Illinois Chronicles, Volume 2

By: Helen Cox Tregillis

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: T4943


This book compiles three years' worth of issues of a bi-monthly periodical of the same name; it draws information from over 75 counties throughout the state of Illinois inclusive of dates ranging throughout the 19th century. Entries have been gleaned from newspapers and various other sources of records, and include death records, burial records, marriage records, tax lists, deed records, court records, bond records and military service records, among other genealogically... View more info

Central Illinois Chronicles, Volume 3

By: Helen Cox Tregillis

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: T4944


This book compiles three years' worth of issues of a bi-monthly periodical of the same name; it draws information from over 75 counties throughout the state of Illinois inclusive of dates ranging throughout the 19th century. Entries have been gleaned from newspapers and various other sources of records, and include death records, burial records, marriage records, tax lists, deed records, court records, bond records and military service records, among other genealogically... View more info

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Hard Dying Men: The Story of General W.H.L. Wallace, General T.E.G. Ransom, and Their Old Eleventh Illinois Infantry in the American Civil War (1861-1865)

By: Jim Huffstodt

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: H0510


Although this new work does discuss the role of the Eleventh in the various battles of the Civil War, the emphasis is on the human element of the war: how the soldiers felt, acted, and lived. The narrative allows us to follow the lives of these men, many of whom nobly leapt at the chance to defend their country, only to later learn the cost when they saw death on the battlefield for the first time. As the story of the Eleventh unfolds, we see them progress from raw recru... View more info

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We Enlisted As Patriots: The Civil War Records of Battery G, Second Illinois Light Artillery

By: Linda Barnickel

Price: $20.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: B0915


In autumn of 1861, Charles J. Stolbrand, an immigrant from Sweden, recruited men from northern Illinois to form the DeKalb Horse Artillery. Twenty different northern Illinois counties were represented in its ranks, with the marjority of men coming from DeKalb, Cook, Ogle, Lee and Winnebago Counties. Renamed Battery G, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery, the unit saw service in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri and Alabama. This collection of transcribed records is a t... View more info

Meet My Waterloo: A Midwestern American Boyhood

By: Lloyd R Engelbrecht

Price: $25.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: E2559


—What happened after the young boy told his teacher-minister that “Sinning is fun!”?—Can you imagine a German Prisoner of War camp placed nearly in your backyard during World War II?—How about getting a sooty ride in a train’s steam engine, or—Seizing an opportunity to snatch chips of ice from the iceman’s truck on a hot summer day, or —Rescuing your desk while the school is on fire?These events, and many more, all happened to the author as a youngster ... View more info

Modern Mothers in the Heartland: Gender, Health, and Progress in Illinois, 1900–1930

By: Lynne Curry

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Ohio State University Press: 1999

Seller ID: 250327


In the early twentieth century, ambitious social welfare campaigns linked the improvement of health to the broader aim of "modernizing" American life. Lowered mortality rates, especially among infants and young children, became for reformers a barometer by which to measure society's overall "progress." To date, most analyses of Progressive Era child welfare movements have concentrated on urban areas in the Northeast and the national leadership role played... View more info