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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.

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 CountyCook CountyDuPage CountyWill CountyKendall CountyDeKalb County

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 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Kane County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Illinois courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Illinois residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Kane County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide.

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