Welcome to Livingston County, Illinois
Liptak, County Coordinator
the Livingston County Coordinator for the ILGenWeb. It will be my
pleasure to furnish you interesting facts and links that I hope will aid you in
your search for your ancestors who may have located in Livingston County, Illinois.
I live in Livingston County and do have the advantage of being familiar
with places throughout the county. This will be an ongoing project, I hope to
be adding more information as time allows and it becomes available. If any of
you have any information you would like to contribute to the search for our
ancestors, please CONTACT ME.
Recently, I have also adopted LaSalle
County, which is a neighboring county.
So check it out as well. When emailing me, please put the County name in
the subject line with the name you are researching. That will make it easier to keep the two
PLEASE NOTE NEW EMAIL ADDRESS email@example.com
History of the IlGenWeb and USGenWeb Project
March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky
Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single
entry point for all counties in Kentucky,
where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be
indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than
one county, they could be located in the index. In June, as the Kentucky
Project was coming to completion, it was decided to create pages for all
states. Volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of
county pages for each state page. It is our pleasure to try to serve the
interests of people searching Livingston County.
History of Livingston
was in the early part of 1837 that Livingston County was organized. The tenth
General Assembly, with Lincoln, Douglas and
other notable members were in session. Illinois
and the rest of the settled West were at that period fulfilling the ideals and
hopes of Jefferson and Jackson for a country peopled by self-reliant farmers
and small merchants. It was in that atmosphere of confidence and enterprise
that the region of the present Livingston County was settled, with about 450
inhabitants. At one time Livingston County was the greatest corn producing
county in Illinois.
Pontiac is the
county seat of the county.
To contact me send an email Annette Liptak
page last updated March 20, 2013