Prices Slashed for the Holidays!

All books sold by the Stephenson County Genealogical Society can be purchased and picked up in the History Room of the Freeport Public Library (100 Douglas Street, Freeport, Illinois) during volunteer hours.  Books can also be mailed with a $5 shipping charge.   Contact StephensonCountyGS@gmail.com to order books.

SCGS now accepts electronic payment for books!  When your book order is placed, you will receive an electronic invoice detailing book(s), shipping and handling costs.  Be sure to include your mailing address or indicate you would like to pick up your purchase (no shipping/handling costs for pick up).  When payment is received, your books will be mailed (or prepared for pick up if that is your preference).  There are no additional fees for electronic payment.  Electronic invoices may be paid with credit card or bank account.


Interurban Railway  – was $30 now $15!

  • Reprint of Philip L. Keister’s three interurban books:
  • Combined Rockford and Interurban Railroad, Copyright 1956, 84 pages
  • The Sterling, Dixon and Eastern Electric Railway-1963, 28 pages; and,
  • The Lee County Central Electric Railway-1967, 20 pages
    All three books combined into one soft cover

Illustrated Freeport  – was $40 now $20!

Reprint of the 1896 book, 12 5/8” h x 9 5/8” width, hardbound with every name and place indexed, 209 pages (184 plus index).


Kent for a Century and a Quarter: 1827-1952 – was $30 now $15!

Reprint of book by: Philip L. Keister. Hardbound 201 pages with Surname index.


The Present Advantages and Future Prospects of the City of Freeport $4

 Reprint, 56 pages, Soft cover with every name index.


History of Stephenson County Illinois – was $40 now $20!

Reprint of 1880 M.H. Tilden, Hardbound 786 pages plus 69 page, every name index

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