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Kane County, Illinois

Kane County

Kane County was founded on January 16, 1836 from unorganized land and Cook County. This county was named for Elias Kane (1794-1835), United States Senator from Illinois .

The Kane County Seat is located in Geneva also, the county government website is .

Areas bordering to Kane County are  McHenry County (north), Cook County (east), DuPage County (east), Will County (southeast), Kendall County (south), DeKalb County (west)

Cities, Towns & Villages located in Kane County include  Algonquin , Aurora, Barrington Hills, Bartlett, Batavia, Big Rock, Burlington, Campton Hills, Carpentersville, East Dundee, Elburn, Elgin, Geneva, Gilberts, Hampshire, Hoffman Estates, Huntley, Kaneville, Lily Lake, Maple Park, Montgomery, North Aurora, Pingree Grove, St. Charles, Sleepy Hollow, South Elgin, Sugar Grove, Virgil, Wayne, West Dundee.

Townships located in Kane County include  Kaneville, Hampshire, Elgin, Geneva, Burlington, Blackberry, Big Rock, Aurora, Batavia, Campton, Dundee, Plato, St. Charles, Rutland, Virgil, Sugar Grove.

Kane 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 Kane County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Illinois Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Kane County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Kane Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Kane Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Kane Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Kane County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Kane County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Kane County Courthouse and Government Records

Kane County Courthouse

frequently fail to notice the significance of Kane County court, probate, and land records data as a resource of family history and genealogy details. Buried away in Illinois courthouses and archives everywhere are the dreams and worries of the many Illinois people.

The chances are very good that your forefathers have left a detailed record of at least quite a few facets of their lives in the Kane County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, take into account all of the other procedures which may have lead to her or him showing up in court records.

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Kane county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for this county which may include records of land, estates, taxes, vital records, divorces, naturalizations, court records, and so forth. Some records lost or damaged in a fire in 1843. Volumes saved; 5,000 court files burned in a Fire on March 13, 1890

Remember to contact the clerk's office to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics in advance of visiting or asking for information because of in some cases changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records and documents are readily available to interested parties, barring private issues. Most staff will help people in finding the materials, but it's up to the person to perform the researching.
  • Kane County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134
  • Kane County Clerk maintains records and issues certificates of vital statistics (birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates) for the entire County.
    • Phone: 630-232-5950
    • Marriage Records: 1836
    • Birth & Death Records: 1877
  • Kane 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: 630-232-5935
    • Land Records:1836
  • Kane 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: Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, IL 60175
    • Phone: 630-232-3413
    • Probate Records: 1836
    • Court Records: 1836
  • Kane 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.

Kane County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources associated to Kane 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. Feel free to provide your own preferred Kane County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Kane Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Kane Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Kane Co. IL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Kane Co. IL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Kane Co. IL Census Records

Kane Co. IL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Kane Co. IL Church & Bible Records

Kane Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Kane Co. IL General and History Websites

Kane Co. IL Military Records

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