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ILLINOIS BOOKS IN PDF FORMAT
100 Years of Progress, The Centennial History of Anna, IL. pub:1954
A Woman's Story of Pioneer Illinois, by Christiana Holmes Tillson. Pub:1919
A Timeline of Illinois History
African-American Postal Workers in the 20th Century.
Alton Illinois Illustrated. pub:1912
American Bottom Region of Illinois
Army Life of an Illinois Soldier, Day by Day Record of Sherman's March to the Sea. pub:1906
Belleville, Illinois - Illustrated. pub:1905
Biography in Black, A History of Streator, Illinois. pub:1962
Blue Island Story, 1835-1962. pub:1962
Broadwell Inn & Tavern, Clayville, Illinois. [built in 1824]
Burma-Shave History; 500+ multi-sign advertising messages seen on Illinois Highways.
Centennial History of Illinois, Volume - 01, 02
Clarence Darrow, Timeline of His Life and Legal Career.
Complete History of Southern Illinois' Gang War. pub:1927
Constitution of the State of Illinois 1818. pub:1819
Dwight Centennial, 1854-1954: A Great Past - A Greater Future
East Saint Louis, Illinois: Race Riots of 1917
Freeburg, Illinois, Centennial Celebration, 1859-1959
French and Indians of the Illinois River. pub:1874
Galena Illinois Guide. pub:1937
Glimpses of Prairie du Rocher, Illinois, history from 1722 to 1942
Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard, Autobiography of; by Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard pub:1911
Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard, Incidents and Events in the Life of; by G.S Hubbard pub:1888
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois. pub:1900
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, with Commemorative Biographies, Vol 2. pub:1926
History of Belleville, Illinois. pub:1951
History of East St. Louis. pub:1875

History of Gazette Building in Champaign, Illinois.
History of Illinois from commencement in 1818 to 1847; by Gov. Thomas Ford. pub:1854
History of Millstadt, Illinois
History of Mokena, Illinois
History of Negro Servitude in Illinois and of Slavery Agitation; 1719-1864. pub:1904
History of New Milford, Illinois, 1835-1975
History of Sears Modern Homes and Sears Honor Bilt Homes.
History of the City of Cairo, Illinois. pub:1910
History of the City of Quincy. Illinois by General John Tillson. pub:1880 
History of the Illinois Training School for Nurses, 1880-1929. pub:1930
History of Southern Illinois, its Historical Progress, People, pub:1912 - Volumes 01, 02, 03
History of the Swedes of Illinois. pub:1908
Illinois Crime Survey, by Illinois Association for Criminal Justice. pub:1929
Illinois in 1818, by Solon Justus Buck. pub:1918
Kinsella Log Cabin (two-story) built in 1854, Fairview Heights, Illinois. [photography by N.Gale]
Laws of Illinois, Relating to Cities and Villages. pub:1878

Laws of the Illinois Territory, 1809-1818. pub:1950
Life of Black Hawk as dictated by himself. pub:1834
Maeystown, Illinois - The Entire Village; National Register of Historic Places since 1978.
Mother Bickerdyke, Her Life and Labors for the Relief of Our Soldiers. pub:1886
Nicholas Jarrot Mansion, Cahokia, Illinois - Illinois' Oldest Brick House. [completed 1806]
Old Illinois Houses, by John Drury. pub:1941
Origins of Nude Swimming in Illinois Public Schools.
Pana, Illinois. pub:1913
Past and Present of the City of Rockford and Winnebago County, Illinois. pub:1905
Pioneer History of Illinois containing the Discovery in 1673 to 1818. pub:1887
Skokie (Niles Centre), Illinois - Old businesses within a block radius from downtown Skokie.
Springfield: the home of Abraham Lincoln. pub:1926
Story of Illinois and Its People, pub:1910, Rev. ed.1913
The Early History of Illinois: discovery by French in 1673, until cession Great Britain in 1763.
The First Settler of Evanston and Wilmette - Antoine Ouilmette; 1790-1826.
The Life of Logan Belt the Noted Desperado of Southern Illinois. pub:1888
The Pioneer History of Illinois containing the discovery in 1672.
The Rivalship of Insignificant Villages: Springfield, Sangamo Town Development. 1817-1840 
Two hours in Springfield by the Passenger Dept. of Chicago & Alton Railroad. pub:1909
Two Years' Residence on the English Prairie of Illinois. pub:1822
Wood River, Illinois Massacre of 1814
Zeigler, Illinois. A Breath Away from Being the Nation's Capitol.

ILLINOIS COUNTY BOOKS IN PDF FORMAT
COUNTY DOCUMENT TITLE & YEAR PUBLISHED
GENERAL INFO Counties of Illinois, their Origin and Evolution, 1906
Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties, 2010
Illinois Counties and Incorporated Municipalities. pub:2012

 
ADAMS History of Adams County, Illinois, 1879
Portrait and Biographical Record of Adams County, Illinois, 1892
ALEXANDER History of Alexander County, Illinois, 1883
BOND History of Bond County, Illinois, 1882
Portrait and Biographical Record of Bond County, Illinois, 1892
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Bond County, 1915
BOONE Past and present of Boone County, Illinois, 1877
Portrait and Biographical Record of Boone County, Illinois, 1892
BROWN History of Brown County, Illinois, 1882
BUREAU History of Bureau County, Illinois, 1885
Prairie Farmers Directory of Bureau County, Illinois, 1916
CALHOUN Portrait and Biographical Album of Calhoun County, Illinois, 1891
Prairie Farmers Directory of Calhoun County, Illinois, 1919
CARROLL History of Carroll County, Illinois, 1878
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Carroll County, Vol 1, 1913
CASS Historical Sketch of Cass County, Illinois, 1876
History of Cass County, Illinois, 1882
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Cass County, Vol 1, 1915

Farmer's Review of Cass County, Illinois, 1917
CHAMPAIGN Portrait and Biographical Album of Champaign County, Illinois, 1887
The Biographical Record of Champaign, Illinois, 1900
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Champaign County, Vol 1, 1905
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Champaign County, Vol 2, 1905
CHRISTIAN History of Christian County, Illinois, 1880
Past and present of Christian County, Illinois, 1904
Official Christian County, Illinois, Plat Book and Rural Directory, 1958
CLARK History of Clark County, Illinois, 1883
CLAY History of Clay County, Illinois, 1884
Biographical and Reminiscent History of Clay County, Illinois, 1909
CLINTON Portrait and Biographical Record of Clinton County, Illinois, 1894
COLES History of Coles County, Illinois, 1879
Portrait and Biographical Album of Coles County, Illinois,1887
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Coles County, 1906

Farmer's Review of Coles County, Illinois, 1918
Pioneers of Coles County, Illinois, 1942
COOK Portrait and Biographical Record of Cook County, Illinois, 1894
Cook County, Illinois, Album of Genealogy and Biography with Portraits, 1900
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Cook County, Vol 1, 1905
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Cook County, Vol 2, 1905

Prairie Farmers Directory of Southern Cook County, Illinois, 1918
CRAWFORD History of Crawford County, Illinois, 1883
CUMBERLAND County of Cumberland, Illinois, Historical and Biographical, 1884
DANE Formed in 1839 from Montgomery, Sangamon and Shelby Counties, renamed to Christian County on February 1, 1840.
DEKALB History of DeKalb County, Illinois, 1868
The Biographical Record of De Kalb County, Illinois, 1898
Past and present of DeKalb County, Illinois, Vol 1, 1907
Past and present of DeKalb County, Illinois, Vol 2, 1907
DE WITT History of De Witt county, Illinois, 1882
The Biographical Record of De Witt County, Illinois, 1901
DOUGLAS History of Douglas County, Illinois, 1876
Historical and Biographical record of Douglas County, Illinois, 1900

Farmer's Review of Douglas County, Illinois, 1918
DU PAGE History of DuPage County, Illinois, 1857
DuPage County, Illinois, Combination Atlas, Map and History, 1874
History of DuPage County, Illinois, 1882
Portrait and Biographical Record of DuPage County, Illinois, 1894
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of DuPage County, Vol 2, 1913
EDGAR Portrait and Biographical Album of Edgar County, Illinois, 1889
Prairie Farmers Directory of Edgar County Illinois, 1917
EDWARDS >History of Edwards County, Illinois, 1883
History of the English Settlement in Edwards County, Illinois, 1909
EFFINGHAM History of Effingham County, Illinois, 1883
Portrait and Biographical Record of Effingham County, Illinois, 1893
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Effingham County, 1910
FAYETTE History of Fayette County, Illinois, 1878
FORD History of Ford County, Illinois, from its earliest settlement to 1908.
Prairie Farmers Directory of Ford County, Illinois, 1917
FRANKLIN History of Franklin County, Illinois, 1887
FULTON History of Fulton County, Illinois, 1879
Portrait and Biographical Album of Fulton County, Illinois, 1890
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Fulton County, 1908

Prairie Farmers Directory of Fulton County, Illinois, 1917
GALLATIN History of Gallatin County, Illinois, 1887
GREENE History of Greene County, Illinois, 1885
History of Greene County, Illinois, its past and present, 1879

Past and present of Greene County, Illinois, 1905
GRUNDY History of Grundy County, Illinois, 1882
Biographical and genealogical record of Grundy County, Illinois, Vol 1, 1900
Biographical and genealogical record of Grundy County, Illinois, Vol 2, 1900
HAMILTON History of Hamilton County, Illinois, 1887
HANCOCK Portrait and Biographical Record of Hancock County, Illinois, 1894
Biographical Review of Hancock County, Illinois, 1907
HARDIN The Biographical Review of Hardin County, Illinois, 1893
History of Hardin County, Illinois, 1939
HENDERSON History of Henderson County, 1882
Portrait and Biographical Record of Henderson County, Illinois, 1894
HENRY History of Henry County, Illinois, Its Tax-Payers and Voters, 1877
The Biographical Record of Henry County, Illinois, 1901
History of Henry County, Illinois, Vol 1, 1910
History of Henry County, Illinois, Vol 2, 1910
HIGHLAND Formed in 1847 from Adams and Marquette Counties, abolished in 1848
IROQUOIS Portrait and Biographical Record of Iroquois County, Illinois, 1893
JACKSON Portrait and Biographical Record of Jackson County, Illinois, 1894
JASPER County of Jasper, Illinois, Historical and Biographical, 1884
History of Jasper County Illinois, 1893

Portrait and Biographical Record of Jasper County, Illinois, 1893
JEFFERSON History of Jefferson County, Illinois, 1883
Portrait and Biographical Record of Jefferson County, Illinois, 1894
History of Jefferson County, Illinois, 1909
JERSEY Historical Sketch of Jersey County, Illinois, 1876
History of Jersey County, Illinois, 1885
JO DAVIESS Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Jo Daviess County, 1904
JOHNSON The Biographical Review of Johnson County, Illinois, 1893
KANE The Biographical Record of Kane County, Illinois, 1898
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Kane County, 1904
KANKAKEE Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Kankakee County, Vol 1, 1906
Prairie Farmers Directory of Kankakee County, Illinois, 1917
KENDALL History of Kendall County, Illinois, from the earliest discoveries to the present time, 1877
KNOX History of Knox County, Illinois, 1878
Portrait and Biographical Album of Knox County, Illinois, 1886
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Knox County, 1899
LA SALLE History of La Salle County, Illinois, 1877
Past and present of La Salle County, Illinois, 1877
Biographical and genealogical record of La Salle County, Illinois, Vol 1, 1900
Biographical and genealogical record of La Salle County, Illinois, Vol 2, 1900
LAKE Historical and Statistical Sketches of Lake County, Illinois, 1852
History of Lake County, 1912
LAWRENCE >History of Lawrence County, Illinois, 1883
LEE History of Lee County, Illinois, 1881
Recollections of Pioneers from Lee County, Illinois, 1893
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Lee County, 1904
History of Lee County, Illinois, Vol 1, 1914
History of Lee County, Illinois, Vol 2, 1914
History of Early Lee County, Illinois, 1918
LIVINGSTON History of Livingston County, Illinois, 1878
Portrait and Biographical Album of Livingston County, Illinois, 1888
The Biographical Record of Livingston County, Illinois, 1900
LOGAN The Biographical Record of Logan County, Illinois, 1901
McDONOUGH History of McDonough County, Illinois, 1878
Portrait and Biographical Record of McDonough County, Illinois, 1894
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, 1907
McHENRY Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Mc Henry County, Vol 2, 1915
History of McHenry County, Illinois, Vol 1, 1922
History of McHenry County, Illinois, Vol 2, 1922
McLEAN History of McLean County, Illinois, 1879
The Biographical Record of Mc Lean County, Illinois, 1899
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McLean County, Vol 1, 1908
History of McLean County, Illinois, Vol 2, 1924
MACON History of Macon County, Illinois, 1876
Portrait and Biographical Record of Macon County, Illinois, 1893
Past and present of Macon County, Illinois, (and the City of Decatur) 1903
MACOUPIN Portrait and Biographical Record of Macoupin County, Illinois, 1891
Macoupin County, Illinois, Biographical Records, 1904
History of Macoupin County, Illinois, Vol 1, 1911
MADISON History of Madison County, Illinois, 1882
Anti-German Sentiment in Madison and St. Clair Counties, Illinois. 1916-1919. pub:1966
MARION Portrait and Biographical Record of Marion County, Illinois, 1894
Biographical and Reminiscent History of Marion County, Illinois, 1909
Brinkerhoff's History of Marion County, Illinois, 1909
MARQUETTE Formed in 1843 from Adams County, abolished in 1847
MARSHALL Past and present of Marshall County, Illinois, 1907
MASON History of Mason County, Illinois, 1879
Portrait and Biographical Record of Mason County, Illinois, 1894
Pioneers of Mason County, Illinois, 1902
Farmer's Review of Mason County, Illinois, 1917
MASSAC The Biographical Review of Massac County, Illinois, 1893
History of Massac County, Illinois, 1955
MENARD History of Menard County, Illinois, 1879
Pioneers of Menard County, Illinois, 1902
Past and present of Menard County, Illinois, 1905
Farmer's Review of Menard County, Illinois, 1917
MERCER History of Mercer County, 1882
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Mercer County, 1903
MONROE Historical Sketch of Early Settlements in Illinois' Monroe County & Indian Wars, 1833
History of Monroe County, Illinois, 1883

Portrait and Biographical Record of Monroe County, Illinois, 1894
Prairie Farmers Directory of Monroe County, Illinois, 1919
MONTGOMERY History of Montgomery County, Illinois, 1882
Portrait and Biographical Record of Montgomery County, Illinois, 1892
Past and present of Montgomery County, Illinois, 1904
Prairie Farmers Directory of Montgomery County, Illinois, 1918
MORGAN Portrait and Biographical Album of Morgan County, Illinois, 1889
Prairie Farmers Directory of Morgan County, Illinois, 1917
MOULTRIE Portrait and Biographical Record of Moultrie County, Illinois, 1891
OGLE History of Ogle County, Illinois, 1878
The Biographical Record of Ogle County, Illinois, 1899
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Ogle County, Vol 1, 1909
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Ogle County, Vol 2, 1909
PEORIA Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Peoria County, Vol 1, 1901
Peoria City and County, Illinois, Vol 1, 1912
PERRY History of Perry County, Illinois, 1883
Portrait and Biographical Record of Perry County, Illinois, 1894
PIATT History of Piatt County, Illinois, 1883
Past and present of Piatt County, Illinois, 1903
PIKE History of Pike County, Centennial Address given at Pittsfield, Illinois, on July 4, 1876.
History of Pike County, Illinois. pub:1880
Portrait and Biographical Album of Pike County, Illinois, 1891
Past and Present of Pike County, Illinois, 1906
Prairie Farmers Directory of Pike County, Illinois, 1919
POPE The Biographical Review of Pope County, Illinois, 1893
PULASKI History of Pulaski County, Illinois, 1883
PUTNAM Past and Present of Putnam County, Illinois, 1907
RANDOLPH History of Randolph County, Illinois, 1883
Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph County, Illinois, 1894
RICHLAND County of Richland, Illinois, Historical and Biographical, 1884
History of Richland County, Illinois, 1893
Portrait and Biographical Record of Richland County, Illinois, 1893
Biographical and Reminiscent History of Richland County, Illinois, 1909
ROCK ISLAND Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Island County, Illinois, 1885
The Biographical Record of Rock Island County, Illinois, 1897
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Rock Island County, Vol 1, 1914
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Rock Island County, Vol 2, 1914
SALINE History of Saline County, Illinois, 1887
SANGAMON History of Sangamon County, Illinois, 1881
Portrait and Biographical Album of Sangamon County, Illinois, 1891
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Sangamon County, Vol 1, 1912

Farmer's Review of Sangamon County, Illinois, 1917
SCHUYLER History of Schuyler County, Illinois, 1882
History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois, 1886
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Schuyler County, 1908
SCOTT Portrait and Biographical Album of Scott County, Illinois, 1889
Prairie Farmers Directory of Scott County, Illinois, 1917
SHELBY Portrait and Biographical Record of Shelby County, Illinois, 1891
Prairie Farmers Directory of Shelby County Illinois, 1918
ST. CLAIR History of St. Clair County, Illinois, 1881
Portrait and Biographical Record of St. Clair County, Illinois, 1892
St. Clair County's Namesake: Major-General Arthur St. Clair, A Brief Sketch, 1910
Prairie Farmers Directory of St. Clair County, Illinois, 1919
Anti-German Sentiment in Madison and St. Clair Counties, Illinois 1916-1919. pub:1966
STARK History of Stark County, Illinois, Vol 1, 1916
History of Stark County, Illinois, Vol 2, 1916
STEPHENSON History of Stephenson County, Illinois, 1880
Prairie Farmers Directory of Stephenson County, Illinois, 1917
TAZEWELL Portrait and Biographical Record of Tazewell County, Illinois, 1894
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County, Vol 2, 1905
UNION History of Union County, Illinois, 1883
History of Union County, Illinois, 1941
VERMILION Portrait and Biographical Album of Vermilion County , Illinois, 1889
Past and present of Vermilion County, Illinois, 1903
History of Vermilion County, Illinois, Vol 1, 1911
History of Vermilion County, Illinois, Vol 2, 1911

Stories of Historical Days in Vermilion County, Illinois, 1934
WABASH >History of Wabash County, Illinois 1883
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Wabash County, 1911
WARREN Past and present of Warren County, Illinois, 1877
Portrait and Biographical Album of Warren County, Illinois, 1886
WASHINGTON Portrait and Biographical Record of Washington County, Illinois, 1894
WAYNE Formed in 1803 from Knox and St. Clair Counties, abolished in 1847
WAYNE History of Wayne County, Illinois, 1884
WHITE History of White County, Illinois, 1883
WHITESIDE History of Whiteside County, Illinois, 1877
Portrait and Biographical Album of Whiteside County, Illinois, 1885
The Biographical Record of Whiteside County, Illinois, 1900
History of Whiteside County, Illinois, Vol 1, 1908
History of Whiteside County, Illinois, Vol 2, 1908
WILL History of Will County, Illinois, Vol 1, 1878
History of Will County, Illinois, Vol 2, 1878

Portrait and Biographical Album of Will County, Illinois, 1890
Genealogical and biographical record of Will County, Illinois, 1900
Past and present of Will County, Illinois, 1907
Prairie Farmers Directory of Will County, Illinois, 1918
WILLIAMSON History of Williamson County, Illinois, 1887
WINNEBAGO History of Winnebago County, Illinois, 1877
Portrait and Biographical Record of Winnebago County, Illinois, 1892
Past and present of Winnebago County, Illinois, (and the city of Rockford) 1905
WOODFORD History of Woodford County, Illinois, 1877
Past and present of Woodford County, Illinois, 1878
Portrait and Biographical Album of Woodford County, Illinois, 1889
The Biographical Record of Woodford County, Illinois, 1900
History of Woodford County, Illinois, 1910

CHICAGO BOOKS IN PDF FORMAT
A Guide to the City of Chicago, with a map of the city. pub:1868. [pre 1871 Chicago Fire]
American Negro Exposition 1863-1940, July 4 to Sept. 2, 1940, Chicago, IL.
Bygone Days in Chicago; Recollection of the "Garden City" of the Sixties [1860s]. pub:1910
Captain Streeter, Pioneer. pub:1914 [Streeterville Neighborhood of Chicago]
Chicago and the Old Northwest, 1673-1835 (inc. Fort Dearborn). pub:1913
Chicago and the Great Conflagration, pub:1871
Chicago Antiquities, comprising original items, relations, pertaining to early Chicago. pub:1881
Chicago City Railways; "The Trail of the Trolley," pub:1909
Chicago in the early 1800s, an area in transition.
Chicago Map Book of 77 Community Areas
Chicago Park District history, background, and organization. pub:1936
Chicago Past and Present; a manual for the citizen, the Teacher and the Student. pub:1906
Chicago Photographers 1847 through 1900, as listed in Chicago City Directories.
Chicago Public Transportation - Street Railways.
Chicago Street Renaming Document of 1909
Chicago Street Renumbering Document of 1909
Chicago Street Renumbering Document of 1911 for Chicago Loop Addresses.
Chicago's Greatest Issue; an Official Plan. pub:1911
Chicago's Magnificent Melting Pot (Devon Avenue), American Airlines. June 2015
Chicago’s Underground Freight Railway History & The Great Flood of 1992
Des Plaines, Illinois Centennial Celebration. pub:1935
Dime Museums in Chicago, Illinois [approx. 1890s to 1920s]
Dutch Communities of Chicago, pub:1927
Early Chicago: as seen by a cartoonist. pub:1947
Favorite Dishes. A Columbian Autograph Souvenir Cookery Book, Chicago. pub: 1893
Indian Trails and Villages of Chicago and Cook Dupage Will Counties of Illinois 1804
Old Monroe Street, Notes on the Monroe Street of Early Chicago Days. pub:1914
Municipal control of tuberculosis in Chicago 1915
Oscar Mayer Enterprise. Chicago, Illinois
Personal experiences during the Chicago fire. pub:1871
Plan of Chicago by Daniel H. Burnham. pub:1909
Reminiscences of early Chicago and vicinity. pub:1902
Skokie Swift, The Commuters Friend. pub:1968.
The Alpha Suffrage Record; Volume 1, Number 1, March 18, 1914
The Story of Jewish Life in Chicago.
Township of Jefferson, Illinois. pub:1911
Twenty Years at Hull-House by Jane Addams. Pub:1910
Wau-Bun, the Early Day in the Northwest, by Juliette Kinzie. pub:1873 [John H. Kinzie's wife]
Uptown Theater in Chicago - Opening Program -1925
Zenith's Story, a History from 1919