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*[http://www.rain.org/~karpeles/ Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums], Rock Island, largest private manuscript collection.
*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties: ''''' '''in Illinois:''' [[Henry County, Illinois|Henry]], [[Mercer County, Illinois|Mercer]], [[Whiteside County, Illinois|Whiteside]]; '''in Iowa:''' [[Clinton County, Iowa|Clinton]], [[Louisa County, Iowa|Louisa]], [[Muscatine County, Iowa|Muscatine]], and [[Scott County, Iowa|Scott]]
*[httphttps://wwwdph.idphillinois.state.il.usgov/vitalrecordstopics-services/default.htm birth-death-other-records Illinois Dept. of Health Vital Records] birth, marriage, death, adoption, and divorces.*[[Illinois State Archives]], Springfield, county/state records, pre-Chicago fire sources, indexed vital records, early land grants, military records, all fed/state censuses, surname card index.<ref>William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 41. {{WorldCat|39493985|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J54d}}.</ref>
*[[Illinois State Library|Illinois State Library]], Springfield, state/federal records, federal censuses to 1920, plat books, IL county histories, Sanborn fire insurance maps, Rev. War pensions and bounty land warrants.</ref>
*[[Illinois State Genealogical Society|Illinois State Genealogical Society]] research guidance, teaching via webinars and the [http://ilgensoc.blogspot.com/ ISGS blog] for free, death certificates 1916-1947 for a fee. No research requests.<ref>[http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=123 Genealogy Committee] in ''Illinois State Genealogical Society'' (accessed 21 March 2015).</ref>
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