Kane County, Illinois
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Kane County, Illinois Facts
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 www.countyofkane.org .
What counties are adjacent to Kane County, IL?
Bordering Counties are McHenry County (north), Cook County (east), DuPage County (east), Will County (southeast), Kendall County (south), DeKalb County (west)
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 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
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
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. Some records lost or damaged in a fire in 1843. Volumes saved; 5,000 court files burned in a Fire on March 13, 1890
- 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.
- Elgin Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1418, Elgin, IL 60121-1418
- Fox Valley Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 5435, Naperville, IL, 60567-5435
- Kane County Genealogical Society, 113 S. Third Street, Geneva, IL
- 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 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
- See Also State History for Illinois
- Kane County, Illinois Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Kane County Fact Sheet (cyberdriveillinois.com)
- History of Kane County, Ill. (search.ancestry.com)
- Commemorative biographical and historical record of Kane County, Illinois : containing full page portraits and biographical ske (search.ancestry.com)
- Commemorative portrait and biographical record of Kane and Kendall Counties, Ill. : containing full page portraits and biograph (search.ancestry.com)
- The Past and present of Kane County, Illinois : containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, &c., a directory of its (search.ancestry.com)
- Kane County, Illinois History (search.ancestry.com)
- Kane County, Illinois Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Kane Co. IL Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Kane County, Illinois (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi's List - United States - Illinois - Counties - Kane (cyndislist.com)
- Kane County Illinois (genealogytrails.com)
- Kane Co. ILGenweb (ilgenweb.net)
- Kane County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Kane Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Kane Co. IL Military Records