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Illinois Genealogy Resources

Kane County

Biographical and Historical Resources

  • Commemorative Portrait and Biographical Records of Kane and Kendall Counties. Chicago, Illinois: Beers, Leggett & Co., 1888.
     
  • Kane County, Illinois Early Families, 1833-1885. Elgin, Illinois: Elgin Genealogical Society, 1991.

Cemeteries

  • McCullough, Zola. Kane County, Illinois Cemetery Compendium. St. Charles, Illinois: Z. McCullough, 1993.
     
  • McMakin, Dean. Surname Guide to Kane County, Illinois Cemeteries. Geneva, Illinois: Kane County Genealogical Society, 1986.

Census

  • 1850 Kane County, Illinois Federal Census. Transcribed by Patricia Pate Havlice.
     
  • 1855 Illinois State Census, Kane County. Microfilm.
     
  • 1860 Kane County, Illinois Federal Census. Aurora, Illinois: D. Haller, 1982.
     
  • 1865 Illinois State Census, Kane County. Microfilm
     
  • 1870 Kane County, Illinois Federal Census. No published transcription of population schedules. Use Illinois microfilm.
     
  • 1880 Kane County, Illinois Federal Census. No published transcription of population schedules. Use Illinois microfilm.
     
  • Index to 1865 Kane County, IL State Census. Geneva, Illinois: Kane County Genealogical Society, 2000.

Directories

  • Evans' Rural Route Directory of Kane County, Illinois. Elgin, Illinois: W. W. Evans, 1934-35.
     
  • Ferslew, William. Ferslew's Kane County Gazetteer, Directory and Business Advertiser, 1857. Geneva, Illinois: Ferslew & Co., 1857.
     
  • Hall, E. Hepple. The Northern Counties Gazetteer and Directory for 1855-1856. Chicago: R.Fergus, 1855. Includes Kane County.
     
  • Kane County, 1859-1860. Microfiche.
     
  • Kane County, 1919-1920, 1922-1923, 1926-1927.

Maps and Land Resources

  • Combination Atlas Map of Kane County, Illinois. Geneva, Illinois: Thompson & Everts, 1872.
     
  • Kane County, IL, 1851 (Landownership map on microfiche). Washington, D.C.: LC G & M Division, [1983?]
     
  • Land Atlas and Plat Book, Kane County, Illinois. Rockford, Illinois: Rockford Map Publishers, 1981, c1967.
     
  • Mann, Adin. Map of Kane County, Illinois. Philadelphia: Matthews, Crane & Co., 1860.

Military

  • Honor Roll, Kane County, State of Illinois. Springfield, Illinois: Illinois Veterans' Commission, 1956. Lists Veterans buried in Illinois prior to 1955. Organized by county, town, cemetery, and then name.

Vital Records and Court Records

  • Kane County, Illinois 1848 Personal Property Tax List. Geneva, Illinois: Kane County Genealogical Society, 1984.
     
  • Kane County Genealogical Records. Geneva, Illinois: Kane County Genealogical Society, 1992. Includes variety of indexes to Kane-related sources (military, church, cemetery, funeral home, histories, etc.)
     
  • Kane County Naturalization Records Index. Geneva, Illinois: Kane County Genealogical Society, 1988-1991.
     
  • Kane County Naturalizations, 1857-1955. Geneva, Illinois: Kane County Genealogical Society, 1991.
     
  • Marriage Record Indexes, Kane Co., Ill. Geneva, Illinois: Kane County Genealogical Society, 1987-1991.