113 S. Hennepin Ave.

Dixon, IL 61021

Tues, Wed, Fri 10 – 4

Sat 9am – Noon


We are Open!!
Stop In

Welcome to the Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society, located at 113 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon, Illinois. We hope you find your visit to our library or site to be a productive and pleasurable experience. Our volunteers work tirelessly to provide accurate and relevant information to our members.

Members have access to indexed material such as Lee County Histories, Birth, Marriage, and Death Indexes, Lee County and Dixon Newspapers, and Plat Books. You can become a member and search your family history or you can have us do the research. Either way we are glad you are here!

Member Indexes Available

Latest News


The Lincoln Assassination:  Manhunt and Trial

The next monthly program sponsored by the Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society will feature a PowerPoint program titled “The Lincoln Assassination: Manhunt and Trial” presented by Ronald H. Koehn. It is scheduled for 7:00 PM on Monday, April 25, 2022, at the society’s headquarters, 113 South Hennepin Avenue, Dixon.

Read More »

March – April Newsletter 2021

Dear Members and Friends of LCHGS,
Here we are at the official “1-year closed” newsletter. Our doors closed in the middle of March 2020.
My hope is to get all the volunteers vaccinated and then our doors will open for all. As of the end of this month, I will be done with my vaccinations and 2 weeks out. So, if you promise to wear a mask, we will be ok with a reservation being made for a visit to do research at the center. This would be starting April 1st, 2021. If you email the center, we will receive it right away and arrange for a volunteer to work with you. If you call the center, I might not see that you have called for a couple days. So, last minute people will have to email us at leecountyhgs@gmail.com.
On the 21st of March we will celebrate spring!Someone said they saw a robin frolicking in the snow this past weekend. Poor robin. We haven’t seen grass for a very long time.

Read More »

2021 Jan/Feb Newsletter

Dear Members and Friends of LCHGS,
The year is over and life at the center has not changed a whole lot. We are still closed for walk in patrons, but we continue to do research for people that contact us. We are to a point now where, if you feel you need to come to the center, please call or email us to discuss a possible work around. We are still busy with the project of transferring microfilm to digital and putting away all the wonderful treasures that have been donated since March 2020. We have gotten many new acquisitions, books etc., from people sorting out their libraries or storage areas. I love it when I walk into the center and there is something new on the office table to look at.

Read More »