Resources

Several books about McLean County history have been digitized and are freely available on the web for your reading pleasure! Here are the ones that I found.  Please let me know if you find more and I will add them to this website for everyone to enjoy! You can also find books at the McLean County Historical Library at the old courthouse. Bill Kemp, George Perkins, and the library volunteers are always happy to answer questions about McLean County.

 

 

 

1. The Biographical Record of McLean County, Illinois Illustrated, 1899.  

 

 

2. Bloomington & Normal: Past & Present Progress & Prosperity Spring Souvenir 1905.

 

 

 

3. McLean County Illinois in the World War 1917-1918. There is a biography for each soldier who

died during service or as a result of service and a history of the stateside activities of McLean

County residents.

 

 

4. The History of McLean County, Illinois: Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, 1879.

 

 

 

5. Transactions of the McLean County Historical Society, 1899.

 

 

 

6. Portrait and Biographical Album of McLean County, Illinois, Vol. 2, 1879. 

 

 

 

7. Genealogy Trails, website. This website has transcribed many of the biographies from some of the books above. You can search within the website for people you are interested in.

 

8. List of Pillsbury built homes.  

 

9. Illustrated Bloomington, 1916

 

10. Biographical History of the members of the McLean County Medical Society of Illinois