The Mercantile Agency Reference Book
for Illinois

(Credit Directory)

Originally published R.G. Dun & Company (later became Dun and Bradstreet), New York, 1924. 792 pp This is a reproduction on CD and is searchable.

Did you ancestor own a business or was a tradesman in Illinois in late 1923? If so they may be included in this work. This book (CD) contains the credit worthiness of about 750,000 individuals/businesses in Illinois. From small towns like Blyton in Fulton Co with a population of 27, to large cities like Peoria all towns except Chicago are included in this work. The suburbs around Chicago, for example Chicago Heights, are included. If you are working on your family history or genealogy and your ancestors lived in various cities you may find them all in this one work.

From the information at the right we can find George Alderton of Alton Illinois was a grocer with a worth of about $2,000.00-$3,000.00 with a general credit viewed as good.

Besides listing the credit rating the book also includes a list of all the banks in the state,except Chicago's banks .

The following counties are included Adams, Alexander, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Cook, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, DeWitt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Lake, Lawrence, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Massac, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Pope, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Richland, Rock Island, Saline, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, St. Clair, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Union, Vermilion, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, White, Whiteside, Will, Williamson, Winnebago, Woodford

About the CD: This CD provides the genealogist the opportunity to have access to information from a book that is difficult to locate in the used book market. The CD was made by scanning an original copy of the book. Any defect such as notes in the margin or light text will also appear in the CD version. The CD requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the file, the latest Windows version is included with the CD. The Mac & Window readers can also be downloaded from the Adobe website. The information on the CD can either be printed out and read in the traditional manner or viewed with your computer. When viewing on your screen the page size can be increased to make reading easier. This CD is not search-able but has a series of bookmarks making navigation through the file easier. The CD is packaged in a projective sleeve.

CD# = IL97

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