The Farmers' Review Farm Directory for
Cass, Mason, Menard and Sangamon Counties Illinois

Originally published by The Farmers' Review, Chicago IL, 1917, 444 pp. This is a reproduction on CD and is searchable.

Farm directories can be a gold mine of information for the genealogist. They contain:
  • Farmers Directory - This contains the name of farmer, name of spouse and children, how many acres farmed, owns or rents the land and the year farmer moved to the county. (often this is the year the farmer was born.) If he is a tenant farm the name of the land owner will be listed. (could be the name of his in-laws or parents). The book will also list if he owns a tractor or car. Of course it has the address and phone.
  • Ads
  • Breeders Directory - in order by type of livestock.
  • Business Directory - for each small town.
  • Articles on farming.

These counties are in Central Illinois and some of the towns listed in the business directory are: Arenzvile, Ashland, Athens, Atterbury, Auburn, Bath, Beardstown, Berlin, Bishop, Bluff Springs, Bradfordton Breckenridge, Buffalo, Buffalo Hart, Cantrall, Chandlerville, Chatham, Curran, Custer, Dawson, Divernon, Easton, Fancy Prairie, Forest City, Farmingdale, Glenarm, Greenview, Havana, Illiopolis, Kilbournie. Lanesville, Little Indian, Loami, Lowder, Manito, Mason City, Maxwell, Mechaniscburg, Natrona, New Berlin, Oakford, Pawnee, Philadelpgia, Petersburg, Plesant Plains, Poplar City, Riverton, Rochester, Saidora, Salisbury, San Jose, Sherman, Springfield, Sweet Water, Tallula, Teheran, Thayer, Tice, Topeka, Virginia, and Williamsville.

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 second scan on the right is at 200%. 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# = IL34

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