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.
Genealogy was her life and Genealogy
Trails was where she chose to store the data she found.
She worked until
her last days on her websites and the data she helped to put online
will remain available for viewing.
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 change the focus on this website from adding pictures and current obituaries,
to older transcribed data.
Therefore, we will not be accepting any more family or historical pictures.
the focus of the site to be on adding TRANSCRIBED DATA, and there are already thousands of
pictures on this site.
We will prefer to accept OLDER
obituaries and news stories and other types of data, not as much of the
obits dated in the 2000's as are already on this site... And please,
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
This county is available for adoption.
If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic webpage-making
skills, consider joining us!
Get the details on our Volunteer
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage
If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways.
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 family pictures or trees)
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 Davies and H
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. Gen. Whiteside was a man of high integrity, great sagacity,
generous impulses and was highly esteemed by the people who knew him.
Its 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.