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Kendall County, Illinois Facts

Kendall County

When was Kendall County, IL Created?
Kendall County was established on February 19, 1841 from La Salle County and Kane County. This county was named for Amos Kendall, Andrew Jackson\'s Postmaster General.

What is the County Seat of Kendall County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Yorkville (prior county seats was Yorkville from 1841–1845, Oswego from 1845–1864) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Kendall County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Kane County (north), DuPage County (northeast), Will County (east), Grundy County (south), LaSalle County (west), DeKalb County (northwest)

What cities and towns are in Kendall County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Aurora, Boulder Hill, Bristol , Helmar, Joliet, Lisbon, Millbrook, Millington, Minooka, Montgomery, Newark, Oswego, Plainfield , Plano, Plattville, Sandwich, Yorkville, Little Rock.

What Townships are in Kendall County, IL?
Townships located in the County include Lisbon, Little Rock, Kendall, Fox, Bristol, Big Grove, Oswego, Na-Au-Say, Seward.

Kendall County, IL Vital Records

Where can find Kendall County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Kendall 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 Kendall 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.

Kendall County, IL Census Records

What Kendall County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Kendall County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Kendall Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Kendall Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Kendall 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

Kendall County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Kendall County Courthouse

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

  • Kendall County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 111 W. Fox St., Yorkville, IL 60560
  • Kendall County Clerk maintains records and issues certificates of vital statistics (birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates) for the entire County.
    • Phone: 630-553-4104
    • Marriage Records: 1835
    • Birth & Death Records: 1877
  • Kendall 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: 630-553-4112
    • Land Records:1839
  • Kendall 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: 807 W. John St., Yorkville, IL 60560
    • Phone: 630-553-4183
    • Probate Records: 1847
    • Court Records: 1841
  • Kendall 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.
  • Kendall County, Illinois Voters and Tax-Payers Directory, 1876
  • 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

Kendall County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Kendall Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

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Kendall Co. IL Military Records

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