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Kane County, Illinois
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Kane County, Illinois Facts

Kane County

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

What is the County Seat of Kane County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Geneva also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Kane County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  McHenry County, Cook County, DuPage County, Will County, Kendall County, DeKalb County

What cities and towns are in Kane County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the 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.

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

Kane County, IL Vital Records

Where can find Kane County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
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, IL Census Records

What Kane County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Kane 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.

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. See Also Illinois Census Records Research Guide

Kane County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Kane County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Kane County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Kane County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • 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.
  • 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

Kane County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Kane County, IL?
A list of Kane County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Kane County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Kane County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining 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.

Kane Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Kane Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Kane Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Kane Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Kane Co. IL General and History Websites

Kane Co. IL Military Records

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