Plat Book of
Hancock County Illinois

Originally published Carthage Comercial Club, Carthage IL, ca 1923 (based on dates in ads), . This is a reproduction on CD.

Plat books can be an aid to genealogists for following land ownership in families and locating the names of neighbors of ancestors. Plat books contain maps of each township with land parcels outlined with the name of the land owner and acreage of parcel. Also the maps will list cemeteries, schools and roads. The scan at the right illustrates the available information. The bad news is that there is no index in the book. The book contains
  • Township maps
  • Info on Carthage
  • Old ads
  • photos of Carthage, which appear dark and grainy

Hancock county is located in west central Illinois and is surrounded by Adams, Schuyler, McDonough and Henderson counties. The county seat is Carthage.

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.The bottom scan on the left is at 400%. 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.

Book# = IL10

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