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Re: The first Chicago African Americans

Very interesting ...... Looking at the Carter G. Woodson's " Free Negro Heads of Families -1830" Chicago & Cook County, ILL are not even listed. It appears Cook County wasn't formed until 1831 from Putnam County, with Chicago being the County Seat.

A quick guide for FREE on-line Illinois Census Records (Federal & State) is found at:

I'm not an Illinois researcher, but the 1830 Chicago & Cook County information was quite surprising for me.

Art Thomas

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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