Originally published John M. Peck, Grigg & Elliot, Philadelphia, 1837 (2nd ed), 338 pp This is a reproduction on CD and is searchable.
For a genealogist this book provides an early description of Illinois. The same description that might have drawn their ancestors to Illinois in the mid 1800's. In the introduction the author explains the need for the book "No state in the "Great West" has attracted so much attention and elicited so many enquiries from those who desire to avail themselves of the advantages of a settlement in a new and rising country, as that of Illinois; and none is filling up so rapidly with an emigrating population from all parts of the United States and several kingdoms of Europe. Consequently the call for correct information of all portions of the state has become pressing."
The book is broken down into three parts:
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 searchable and has a series of bookmarks making navigation through the file easier. The CD is packaged in a projective sleeve.
Book# = IL73
USPS: Madigan's Books, PO Box 62, Charleston, IL 61920-0062