Will County: Preserving History’s Heritage


The Plainfield Public Library, in conjunction with the Plainfield Historical Society, Shorewood-Troy Public Library and Will County Recorder of Deeds, have digitized historical records via a grant obtained through the Illinois State Library’s Library Services and Technology Act.  Digitized items include:

  • Grantor/Grantee indexes from the Will County Recorder’s office representing all property transactions for Will County from 1836-1889
  • The Combination Atlas Map of Will County 1873
  • The Combination Atlas Map of Will County 1909
  • Shorewood Beach Association newsletters 1961-1963
  • Historic photos from the Miles V. Hartong Collection at the Plainfield Historical Society

The information has been added to a fully-searchable online database along with the original digital images and is now available on the Will County: Preserving History’s Heritage website.