Ford County ILGenWeb is a free genealogical site about the history of the county. We hope you find helpful clues for your research of your ancestors and relatives of the county.Please consider contributing your pieces of Ford county family history. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED. Our combined efforts can make this a great site for all who visit!
County Coordinator: Norma Hass
Co-Coordinator: YOU? Ford ILGenWeb needs a local co-coordinator to provide more helpful responses to queries. Are you familiar with the area? Do you have a family tree connection to the county? Are you experienced at researching in Ford County? Please volunteer to give it a try.
Ford County was created 17 Feb 1859.
The original boundries were carved from Vermilion County.
Ford county was named in honor of Thomas Ford, the Governor of Illinois 1842 to 1846. He authored A History of Illinois, which was published posthumously in 1854, about the state from its founding in 1818 until 1847.