The Stephenson County Genealogical Society welcomes residents and researchers from around the globe with ties to Stephenson County, Illinois, USA to access information and request assistance in your family history journey.  (Daily hours of the Frances Woodhouse Local History Room for history and genealogy research below.)

SCGS Announcements

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Vital Records (Births, Deaths, Marriages) Currently Available through SCGS:

BIRTHS:  May 3, 1855 to March 13, 1916
DEATHS:  January 6, 1878 to December 23, 1966
MARRIAGES:  June 24, 1837 to December 29, 1940

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Stephenson County Genealogical Society conducts genealogical research for no charge!   Volunteers try to accomplish most research requests within one week.


Check it out!

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FIRST THURSDAY of each Month – 1 to 2:30p

at Senior Resource Center – in Activities Center

see EVENTS for more information

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There have been many changes over the winter months.  SCGS is now in need of Volunteers

to help patrons and maintain the availability of the History Room at the Freeport Public Library.

If you are able and willing to help, please see information and contact on the VOLUNTEER tab.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to help.

SCGS Membership Meeting – SATURDAY, October 12, 2019

SPEAKER  – LEE  GARNER on “W T Rawleigh Co”



Frances Woodhouse Local History Room
Freeport Public Library, 100 Douglas St. Freeport, IL

Monday — 9:10am to Noon
Tuesday — 10:10am to 1pm
Wednesday — 9:10am to Noon
Thursday — 9:10am to 1pm
Thursday — 2:10pm to 6pm
Friday — 9:10am to Noon

Saturday — 9:10am to Noon

For appointments during other hours, email StephensonCountyGS@gmail.com
Please give at least 72 hours advance notice.

Stephenson County Genealogical Society
P O Box 514
Freeport, IL 61032