Douglas County ILGenWeb is a free genealogical site about the history of
the county. We hope you find helpful clues for your research of ancestors
and relatives of the county.
Please consider contributing your pieces of Douglas county family history. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED. Our combined efforts can make this a great site for all who visit!
County Coordinator: Norma Hass
Co-Coordinator: YOU? Douglas ILGenWeb needs a local co-coordinatorto provide more helpful responses to queries. Are you familiar with the area? Do you have a family tree connection to the county? Are you experienced at researching in Douglas County? Please volunteer to give it a try.
Douglas County was created February 8, 1859.
The original boundries were carved from Coles County.
Douglas county was named in honor of of Stephen A. Douglas.