The Midweek Looking Back Index
Our collection of oral history tapes date from 1976 to 1979. Most of them were interviews conducted at Kishwaukee College by local volunteers. Thanks to a grant from National Bank and Trust of Sycamore, these tapes have now been converted from cassettes to CD's. Copies are available for purchase.
Covering the period 1869-1965, legal notices appearing in the Sycamore True Republican newspapers regarding adoptions and court adjudgments of dependency. Most information is only one or two lines. Most useful to date an event. Last name, first initial, and information needed to request a copy. This may not be a complete list of all court actions.
Rooted in English tradition, proud land owners often named their property. In Illinois an act of the General Assembly entitled An Act Providing for the Registration of Farm Names was approved on 25 Jun 1915 and in force 1 Jul 1915.
A set of seven register books was found in the basement of the Dekalb County Court House in 1979. Physicians, Chiropractors, Dentists, Veterinarians, Architects, Nurses, etc. had to register their certificates before they could legally open a practice.
Information in these books varies, starting in the mid 1800's. It may contain copies of the individual's license to practice or a hand written description of the person applying for the permit, or some other means of identification.
If you find the name of an individual of interest to you, you can contact the Joiner History Room to view the record or get copies.
1902 Small Pox Vaccination List
*If you find the name of an individual of interest to you, you can contact the Joiner History Room to view the record or get copies.