The Stephenson County Genealogical Society residents and researchers from around the globe with ties to Stephenson County 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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SCGS Welcomes Jim Sacia, former FBI agent and Illinois Representative from the 89th District, to talk about his 20+ years as the FBI’s only agent in Northwest Illinois!


June 7th     6:30pm     Freeport Public Library

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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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Found in the SCGS Archives: Freeport, Illinois: Site of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate brochure with Lincoln-Douglas pop quiz!

Click here to access

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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

SCGS Volunteers in the
Frances Woodhouse Local History Room
Freeport Public Library, 100 Douglas St. Freeport, IL

Monday, 28 May Closed for Memorial Day
Tuesday, 29 May  1pm to 5pm — Terry
Wednesday, 30 May 10am to 2pm — Lois
Thursday, 31 May 9am to 1pm — Merry
2pm to 6pm — Donna
Friday, 1 Jun  9am to noon — Nancy
3pm to 6pm — Jim


Open Saturdays in May 2018
5th Closed for the field trip to Lena; see you there!
12th 1pm to 4pm — Nancy
19th 9am to noon — Jane
26th 1pm to 4pm — Nancy

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

Banner photos from the Larson Collection, property of the Stephenson County Genealogical Society