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Kendall County, Illinois
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Kendall County, Illinois Facts

When was Kendall County, IL Created?
Kendall County was established on February 19, 1841.

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 CountyDuPage CountyWill CountyGrundy CountyLaSalle CountyDeKalb County

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 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Kendall 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 Kendall 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.

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.

Kendall Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Kendall Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Kendall Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Kendall Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Kendall Co. IL General and History Websites

Kendall Co. IL Military Records

Kendall Co. IL Schools & Directories