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Welcome to McHenry County
History and Genealogy

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If you have information that you'd like to share about any town, family, county or subject,
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Formed in 1836 out of Cook and LaSalle counties, McHenry County is the sixth largest county, in terms of population, in the state of Illinois. It was named for Major William McHenry, an Indian fighter who died in Vandalia in 1835.
The County originally stretched all the way east to Lake Michigan, with the county seat centrally in McHenry, but in 1839, the eastern townships of the county were carved out to form Lake County
Its county seat is Woodstock, Illinois

Township Map

McHenry County Data

Biographies

Births

Cemeteries

Census

Church Histories/Records

County History

Court Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Marriages

Military

Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries

Surnames

Town and Township Histories

Wills/Legal Records 

Old Settlers Association

Research Aids

1885 History Book

 
Website Updates:
 Aug 2014:  1883 Pensioners; marriage announcement for HOES-REYNOLDS

Surrounding Counties
* Walworth County, Wisconsin - north
* Kenosha County, Wisconsin - northeast
* Lake County - east
* Cook County - southeast
* Kane County - south
* DeKalb County - southwest
* Boone County - west



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