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This report is extracted from the 1000 Section (Confirmed Newspaper Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.   Either a compiler, publisher or repository had confirmed the existance of this index and supplied information for the report. See the INTRODUCTION for the methodology used in compiling the LATHROP REPORT.

REPORT NO:  1227B Previous Report (1227A)  |  Next Report (1228A)
INDEX NAME:  Marriages in Whiteside County, Illinois. 1856-1881
  • STERLING GAZETTE Sterling IL 1856-1881
  • WHITESIDE SENTINEL Morrison IL 1856-1881
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Box 242-A
Nowata OK 74048
Telephone: (918) 273-1648
AVAILABILITY:  A published index. Originally sold for $10 per copy, but may now be out of stock. Jayne Sweger will do searches for $4 per surname. Money refunded if the name is not found. A copy of the index is available for public use in the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield IL 62706).
SCOPE OF INDEX:  A companion volume to the index to deaths in Whiteside County (SEE LATHROP REPORT 1227A). Marriages lists the names of participating parties, date of wedding and the officiating minister; occasionally the names of former homes, and the church in which the marriage occured are noted. The surrounding counties of Carroll, Lee, Henry, LaSalle, JoDavis, Bureau, and Rock Island (all in Illinois) and Clinton (in Iowa) are very prominent in this index, as many of their young people came from these counties into Whiteside to be married. Included in this index is an 1870 platt map of Clyde Township which shows the locations of all property in the township with the land-owners names printed on each farm. There is also an 1877 map of Whiteside County divided into townships and towns.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  A book form index typewritten on 8½x11 inch pages. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order by groom's surname followed by bride's surname. Entries consist of all appropriate information as described in the scope note (see above), plus the citation. The citation consists of the date (day-month-year) followed by the name of the newspaper.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 3000 marriages indexed in this 120 page book.
1. Netti Schreiner-Yantis. Genealogical Books in Print, 1975.
2. Anita Cheek Milner. NEWSPAPER INDEXES: A LOCATION & SUBJECT GUIDE FOR RESEARCHERS. Scarecrow Press, Metuchen NJ, 1977.
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