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County Clerk or Recorder
Kane County Government Center
719 South Batavia Avenue
Geneva, IL 60134
Telephone:
County Clerk (630) 232-5950
Recorder (630) 232-5935

Circuit Clerk
Kane County Judicial Center
37W777 Route 38
St. Charles, IL 60175
Telephone: (630) 232-3413

IRAD Depository
Regional History Center
Founders Memorial Library
Room 400
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Telephone: (815) 753-1807

Please check the time period your ancestors were in Kane County, as the County Boundaries changed over the years and the present areas were included in the following Counties at one time.

1835–1836
LaSalle

1825–1835
Putnam

1823–1825
Fulton

1821–1823
Pike

1819–1821
Clark

1816–1819
Crawford

1815–1816
Edwards

1812–1815
Madison

1801–1812
St. Clair

1790–1801
Knox, Northwest Territory

Census & City Directories

The 1850 Mortality Schedule - NEW!

1864 Elgin "Special War Tax" List

Newspaper Stories/Obituaries

Newspaper Stories

Cemeteries

East Aurora Cemetery: Plot Owners

East Aurora/Root Street Cemetery Transcription of remaining headstones

Prairie (aka Foley) Cemetery

Cemeteries in the Vicinity of Elgin

Religion/Churches

A History of St. Mary's Parish in Elgin, IL on the occasion of their Golden Jubilee.

Part II of the History of St. Mary's - This includes biographies of the priests and the names of the sisters of St. Mary's.

Part III of the History of St. Mary's - This includes lists of names from everything to the graduates of St. Mary's Academy to the list of officers for all the societies and organizations of St. Mary's

List of Pioneers of St. Mary's Parish in Elgin

List of Elgin folks in St. Mary's Choir

Military Information

Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Kane County

Kane County Officers who served in the Civil War - This is a list of the Kane County folks who served in the Civil War and were commissioned as officers.

127th Infantry, Company E Personnel - Civil War

Soldiers from St. Mary's Parish in Elgin who served in the Civil War

Soldiers from St. Mary's Parish in Elgin who served in the Spanish- American War in 1898 and a very brief history of the 1832 wars.

Illinois Pension Lists (Link to our main Illinois Trails page) - A list of pensions granted for all Illinois folks in 1887-1888 as listed in the Jasper County, IL Newton Press newspaper. Includes folks from Kane County as well as all over the state.

Politics


Voters Lists:

Education

1903 Autograph Book of Eva Usilton, from Jennings Seminary in Aurora.

Court Records & Government-related information

Probate information for Jeremiah Phelan, Thomas Phelan, Amanda Holze, Mamie Brady Switzer Dopke, Caroline Dopke, Richard Phelan, Philo Howard

Land

Kane County places no longer in existance

History

These township histories are from the "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois" - published in 1904. They contain the names of the first settlers, first born/died/married in each township and descriptions of the areas they settled. These will be online again soon!

Hampshire

Rutland

Dundee

Burlington

Plato

Elgin

Virgil

Campton

St. Charles

Kaneville

Blackberry

Geneva

Batavia

Big Rock

Sugar Grove

Aurora

   

Biographies

Index to Biographies found in the 1898 Kane County Biographical Record

Biography of James Clayton Herrington, Founder of Geneva.

Biography of JOHN GILBERT SUTPHEN

Autobiography of Alison Templeton Binnie

Data found in our Illinois Trails Databases:

Illinois Trails State-Wide Census - State-wide Census and Mortality Schedules

Illinois Trails Military Databases - All Conflicts! Lots of Names!

Illinois Trails Events - Events in our State's History

Illinois Trails Newspaper Database - An assortment of Newspaper articles

Illinois Trails State Databases - Tons of Names, includes our Prisoner register, Mining in Illinois, Ministers, Maps and Much, Much More!


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