Casefile Clues

07 November 2007

Ancestry's 1908-1922 Hancock County, Illinois Map

Ancestry.com recently posted a collection of county platbooks on their site. A wonderful source and very helpful to those of us with rural ancestors.

There appears however, to be a problem with the maps for Hancock County, Illinois. The site indicates there is a 1908 and a 1922 map included on the site. The title pages make me think it is the same map as do the several township maps I compared.

I think the maps are from 1922 instead of 1908. Speaking from memory, I know there is a early 1920s plat book of Hancock County. Also there are two of my ancestors who should be listed as landowners in any 1908 platbook and they are not listed.