DuPage County, Illinois
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DuPage County, Illinois Facts
When was DuPage County, IL Created?
DuPage County was established on February 9, 1839 from Cook County. This county was named for the DuPage River .
What is the County Seat of DuPage County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Wheaton (prior county seats was Naperville from 1839–1867) also, the county government website is www.co.dupage.il.us .
What counties are adjacent to DuPage County, IL?
Bordering Counties are Cook County (north, east, and south), Will County, Kendall County, Kane County
What cities and towns are in DuPage County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Aurora, Batavia, Chicago, Darien, Elmhurst, Naperville, Oakbrook Terrace, St. Charles, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton, Wood Dale, Addison, Bartlett, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Carol Stream, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Elk Grove Village, Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, Hanover Park, Hinsdale, Itasca, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Oak Brook, Roselle, Schaumburg, Villa Park, Wayne, Westmont, Willowbrook, Winfield, Woodridge.
What Townships are in DuPage County, IL?
Townships located in the County include Lisle, Bloomingdale, Addison, Downers Grove, Milton, Naperville, Wayne, Winfield, York.
DuPage County, IL Vital Records
Where can find DuPage County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
DuPage County vital records can be found at the Illinois Department of Public Health has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Illinois for current fees and application process.
You can search online for DuPage County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Illinois Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- Order Hard Copies of Vital Records
- USGenweb Archives Illinois Marriage Project
- Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922
- Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915
- Illinois Marriage Records, 1860 – 1905
- Illinois County Marriages, 1810-1934
- Cook County, Illinois, Marriage and Death Indexes, 1833-1889
- Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920
- Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900
- Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900
- Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860
- Illinois Marriages to 1850
- Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922
- Illinois Death Certificates, 1916–1950
- Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
- Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947
DuPage County, IL Census Records
What DuPage County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for DuPage County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
DuPage Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. DuPage Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. DuPage Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Illinois Census Records Research Guide
DuPage County, IL Courthouse and Government Records
DuPage County Courthouse
What genealogical records can I find in the DuPage County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in DuPage County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide.
PLEASE READ FIRST!!! Please call the clerk's department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics before visiting or requesting information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are available to interested parties, barring private issues. Many staff will guide individuals in locating the materials, however it's up to the person to carry out the research.
- DuPage County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60189
- DuPage County Clerk maintains records and issues certificates of vital statistics (birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates) for the entire County.
- Phone: 630-407-5500
- Marriage Records: 1839
- Birth & Death Records: 1877
- DuPage County Recorder of Deeds serves the people of County by receiving, filing and maintaining all records related to real property in our county. These documents range from all types of conveyance deeds, mortgages, releases and assignments, property liens, as well as, assorted federal, state and local liens. The Recorder’s office is responsible for the recordation and storage of plats of subdivision, land surveys and monument records. Many other types of miscellaneous documents are recorded, such as; foreign birth certificates, foreign marriage licenses, and military discharge paperwork to name a few.
- Phone: 630-407-5400
- Land Records:1835
- DuPage County Clerk of the Circuit Court, commonly known as the Circuit Clerk, is the keeper of the files and records of the Circuit Court. The Circuit Clerk's Office retains documents some of which include criminal law, chancery, support, probate, adoption, ect....
- Address: 505 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, IL 60189
- Phone: 630-407-8700
- Probate Records: 1839
- Court Records: 1839
- DuPage County Treasurer's Office is responsible for the statutory duties required as County Treasurer and as Ex-Officio County Collector of Real Estate Property Taxes and Drainage District Taxes for the entire county.
- The county archives of the state of Illinois
- Local Government Records Database - provides a listing of the local governmental records held by the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) system
- BLM Land Records
DuPage County, IL Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for DuPage County, IL?
A list of DuPage County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Carol Stream Historical Society, Phone: (630) 665-0686
- DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 3 , Wheaton, IL 60189-0003
- DuPage County Historical Society, P.O. Box 1460, Wheaton, IL 60189
- Fox Valley Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 5435, Naperville, IL ; 60567-5435
- Glen Ellyn Historical Society, P.O. Box 283, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138; Phone: (630) 858-8696
- Hinsdale Historical Society, P.O. Box 336, Hinsdale, IL 60522, 630-789-2600
- Lombard Historical Society, 23 W. Maple Street, Lombard, IL
- Villa Park Historical Society Museum, 220 S. Villa Avenue, Villa Park, IL; Phone: (630) 941-0223
- West Chicago Historical Society, 527 Main Street West, Chicago, IL 60185
- Western Springs Historical Society, Western Springs
- Northern Illinois University (NIU), Illinois Regional Archives Depository, c/o Regional History Center, Founders Memorial Library, Rm. 400, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115; 815-753-1807
- Illinois State Archives, Norton Building, Capitol Complex, Springfield, IL 62756; (217) 782-4682
- National Archives – Great Lakes Region (Chicago), 7358 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, Illinois 60629-5898; 773-948-9001
- Illinois State Historical Society 210 1/2 S. Sixth, Springfield, IL 62701-1503; Phone: (217)525-2781
- Illinois State Library, 300 South 2nd Street, Springfield, IL 62701-1796; Phone: (217) 785-5600
- Illinois State Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 10195, Springfield, IL 62791; Phone: (217) 789-1968
Where can I connect with other DuPage County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in DuPage County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to DuPage County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.
DuPage Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
DuPage Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Illinois Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide (raogk.org)
- Illinois historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Illinois (1808 - 1922) (genealogybank.com)
- World (Chicago, Illinois) (search.ancestry.com)
- Southeast Economist (Chicago, Illinois) (search.ancestry.com)
- Journal (Chicago, Illinois) (search.ancestry.com)
- Southend Reporter (Chicago, Illinois) (search.ancestry.com)
- News Journal World (Chicago, Illinois) (search.ancestry.com)
- Chicago Heights Star (Chicago, Illinois) (search.ancestry.com)
- Southtown Economist (Chicago, Illinois) (search.ancestry.com)
- Northwest Journal (Chicago, Illinois) (search.ancestry.com)
- Economist (Chicago, Illinois) (search.ancestry.com)
- Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois) (search.ancestry.com)
- News (Chicago, Illinois) (search.ancestry.com)
- DuPage County Register (Bensenville, Illinois) (search.ancestry.com)
- Chicago Daily News (Chicago, Illinois) (search.ancestry.com)
- DuPage County, Illinois Books (amazon.com)
- Elmhurst Press (Elmhurst, Illinois) Obituaries, 1988-98 (search.ancestry.com)
- Lombard, Illinois Newspaper Obituaries, 1929-53 (search.ancestry.com)
- Search Illinois Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
DuPage Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records
DuPage Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
DuPage Co. IL General and History Websites
DuPage Co. IL Military Records