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Illinois, Lee County Records, 1830-1954
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Lee, Illinois, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Naturalization and Probate
Collection years 1830-1954
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Lee County Courthouse, Dixon


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains naturalization and probate records from the Lee County courthouse in Dixon, Illinois. It covers the years 1839 to 1954.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

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County

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  • Date of court proceeding or transaction
  • Details of the case
  • Place of residence
  • Names of witnesses

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Record Type Record Years
Naturalization Declarations of intention,(minors) 1842-1926
Naturalization Declarations of intention 1914-1906
Naturalization Cards 1858-1927
Naturalization Petitions for naturalization 1856-1900
Naturalization Petitions and evidence 1848-1929
Naturalization Petitions for naturalization 1903-1906
Naturalization Special (military, minors) 1871-1896
Naturalization Special (military) 1863-1890
Naturalization Special (minors) 1875-1905
Probate Case files 1838-1920

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