Genealogy and History
Part of the Genealogy Trails History Group
We regret to inform researchers of the passing of our long-time host
of this site, Christine Walters.
Her loss to our group is immense. She loved genealogy and helping people through her
websites with us.
We will continue to add data for this site as we come across it, just like
we do for all of our Genealogy Trails websites.
We want to focus on adding old transcribed records to this site.
Therefore, we will not be accepting any more pictures, since there are
already thousands of pictures on this site.
Also, though we appreciate receiving alls types of data, we will prefer to accept OLDER
obituaries and news stories which help researchers more than the
obits dated from recent years.
help us to stay on the right side of copyright laws and make sure to
cite your sources for the data you are submitting.
NOTE: Obits cannot be
copied and pasted from funeral home sites and sent to us
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skills, consider joining us!
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More information can be found on the Volunteer
We regret that we are unable to do
personal research for anyone..
All data we come across will be added to this site.
We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we
make to this site
Happy Trails to you on your quest for your
Check your attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!
If you would like to submit data
for this site,
please Email Us
with your submissions.
(We are no longer accepting pictures)
Obituary to Us
for any of our county sites.
The beautiful Rock River flows freely through our county and the Mississippi River
borders it to the West. Most of Whiteside County is still Farm Country. Our towns are
small in size but big hearted.
Whiteside County was Established January 16, 1836, formed from Jo Daviess and Henry
The County was named in honor of General Samuel Whiteside who distinguished himself as a brave and honorable officer who participated in the Indian Wars in this section of the country from 1812 until the close of the Black Hawk War. During the Black Hawk War he was first a Major, afterwards a Colonel, then a General of Volunteers. In his pursuit of Black Hawk in 1832, he passed through this section of Illinois and burned Prophetstown. He was a native of Rutherford County N.C. and came to the Illinois Territory
about 1806, settling in what is now Madison County. He died in 1861 and was buried in
Christian County Illinois.
The county seat is Morrison. The county is bounded on the west by the Mississippi River.
Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan was born in Tampico.
Fulton * Morrison * Prophetstown * Rock Falls * Sterling
Albany * Coleta * Deer Grove * Erie * Lyndon * Tampico
View TOWNSHIP MAP
Many thanks to these Fans of Free Genealogy who have contributed so
much to this website over the years:
Georgi DeBartolo ~ Alice Horner
Margaret Mangers ~ Stormy Reiley
Larry Reynolds ~ Leroy Sundin
Melva Taylor ~ Debbie Thormahlen ~ Marji Turner
In memory of
who hosted this county for many years.
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rights reserved for original submitters.