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County Coordinator 
My name is Joe Markovich. I am the coordinator for the ILGenWeb Whiteside CountyIllinois web site. To volunteer to host an Illinois county, pleasecontact the ILGenWeb statecoordinator Dennis Partridge.  I am also the coordinator for the ILGenWeb counties of:Boone, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lee, McHenry, Rock Island, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermilion, Whiteside and Winnebago  
 
How the ILGenWeb Started 
In June, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Indiana Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more that one county, they could be located in the index. At the same time, some volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. Eventually, this was expanded to all states and all counties across the US. 
 
Whiteside County Facts 
Whiteside County is the Birthplace of Ronald Wilson Reagan. He was born in Tampico in 1911. Illinois became a state in 1819, at that time, Whiteside County was included in Tazewell County along with most of Northern Illinois. In 1827 the area fell within Jo Daviess County except for what became Portland and Prophetstown Townships which were included in Henry County. On January 16, 1836, Whiteside County was formed with its current boundaries, but it continued to be attached to Jo Daviess County until December 1836 when it was attached to Ogle County. On May 6, 1839, the first Officers of Whiteside County were elected, and the county completed its organization thus terminating the connection with Ogle County. Whiteside County is located in Northwestern Illinois along the Mississippi River. The terrain varies from steep limestone bluffs along the Mississippi in the Northwestern part of the county to the flat bottom lands in the Southwest with rolling hills to the east. The County Seat is Morrison, Illinois located at the intersection of US Highways 78 and 30. 
 
 
Look Up and Research Request
I am unable to do your personal research. I do not live in Whiteside County or in Illinoisand I do not have access to additional records. If you do not see the information you areseeking in this site, I do not have it as everything I have is posted in this site.
 

Whiteside County Site Last Update Sat Jan-06-2018 13:40 
Comments, suggestions, and submittals are always welcome email Joe Markovich 
 
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Special thanks to former coordinators: Dana Fellows, and to the memory of Bob Mosher, who passed away in 2003