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Kane County, Illinois
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Welcome to Kane County ILGenWeb, part of the USGenWeb Project.    Kane County was organized on January 16, 1836. It was named after Territorial Judge Elias Kent Kane.  The new Kane County included DeKalb County and pat of northern of Kendall County.  DeKalb separated from Kane County in 1837, and Kendall in 1841.  Some of the earliest settlers were Joseph and Samuel McCarty, Hezekiah and James T. Gifford, and Christopher Payne. Read about early Kane County life - click here for access.  

I am Pat Sabin, County Coordinator for Kane County ILGenWeb .   I have been an active contributor to the USGenWeb Project since 1996, and a County Coordinator since 1999. I also host the DuPage County ILGenWeb. On May 26, 2013 I adopted and began to reorganize the Kane County ILGenWeb site.   I appreciate your patience while I update links and pages.  Soon, I'll be welcoming volunteer participation!  Read more ABOUT the USGenWeb Project and ILGenWeb Project.

My interest in Kane County is through my New England families who migrated to Northeast Illinois from 1833 to 1850, settling in Cook, DuPage, Iroquois, Kane, McHenry, and
Will Counties.  My good friend of many years in Atlanta is from St. Charles, and genealogy is one of the many things we have in common.  

Thanks to Marcia Holpuch,  for her dedicated service as Kane County ILGenWeb Coordinator, 1998-2007, and to all the contributors who made this site such a great resource for Kane County genealogists. 

I regret that I do not live in Kane County, and am unable to help with personal research questions.  However, I hope to include ample information here  to assist you in your search.




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Kane County Surnames & Researchers
PHOTO GALLERY
Kane County Photographs and Vintage Postcards
Cemeteries in Kane County List of Early Kane County Families
Kane County Volunteer Look-Ups Books and Resources for Kane County
Biographies of Kane County Residents Obituaries of Kane County Residents
Kane County Queries - Post and View Queries at:
 RootsWeb or GenForum


Subscribe to Kane County Genealogy List on RootsWeb -
ilkane-l-request@rootsweb.com
Kane County Queries - 1998-2007

*NOTE: These are OLD QUERIES, and you may find that some email addresses are no longer valid.  We continue to make these accessible in case an old post offers a missing puzzle piece!

RESEARCH DATA

  • Aurora Relief Corps - Member roster from History Of Kane Co., Ill volume I, page 648, contributed by Cynthia Nelson


CERTIFICATES

LIBRARIES
Aurora Public Library
Batavia Public Library
Also in Batavia, visit the Gustafson Research Center at the Depot Museum where they have a card file index of the Batavia Herald.

HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES
Aurora Historical Society
Batavia Historical Society
Dundee Township Historical Society
Elgin Area Historical Society
Kane County Genealogical Society
Elgin, Illinois

OFFICIAL TOWN WEBSITES

Kane County Government Website
June McDowall's Kane County History Site
Thank you for being my good friend and sharing your info with Kane County ILGenWeb!












KANE COUNTY MAPS

Kane County Illinois

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COUNTY FORMATION & STATE CENSUS MAPS

This link (outside of ILGenWeb) will show you how the counties changed through the years and census divisions for federal census years. Illinois Census and County Formation Maps .

Visit Michael L. Hébert's  excellent history of the Illinois county formations at  http://maps.ilgw.org/ 

HISTORICAL COUNTY TOWNSHIP MAPS

Janet Pearson has copied township maps from atlases from different years. As they become available, they will be added to the list. To see a map of a particular township, click on the year within that township. These maps can be exciting sources for research as they show the property owners at the time the map was compiled - between census years.
Sources:
1872 - Combination Atlas Map of Kane County Illinois. Compiled, Drawn and Published from personal Examinations and Surveys by Thompson and Everts, Geneva, Illinois, 1872. See the title page from this atlas. These maps were scanned and contributed by Janet Pearson.

1875 Map of Kane County showing all Townships Donated by Alice Gless from the Atlas of Henry Co. IL to Which is Added an Atlas of the United States" by Warner & Beers Publishers, Chicago.

1892 - Atlas of Kane County Illinois. Drawn and Compiled from Personal Observations, Actual Surveys and County Records. D. W. Ensign & Co. 1892 See the title page from this atlas. County "overview" maps showing the townships and section numbers can be viewed for the north and south portions of the county. This set of maps have been scanned and donated by Janet Pearson.
1892 Railroads - This is a single map of the County showing the railroad lines from the Twenty-First Annual Report of the Railroad and Warehouse Commission of Illinois, 1892 scanned and donated by Deb Haines. Imagine if all those railroads were still functional today... do you see a different traffic pattern??

1904 - 20th Century Atlas of Kane County Illinois, Containing maps of Villages, Cities and Townships of the County. Middle-West Publishing Co. 633-634 Manhattan Building, Chicago, ILL. 1904. See the title page from this atlas. This set of maps were scanned and donated by Janet Pearson.

HAMPSHIRE
Twp 42 North, Range 6 East
1872
1892, North
1892, South
1892, Landowner Index
1904
RUTLAND
Twp 42 North, Range 7 East
1872
1892, North
1892, South
1892, Landowner Index
1904
DUNDEE
Twp 42 North, Range 8 East
1872
1892, North
1892, South
1892, Landowner Index
1904
BURLINGTON
Twp 41 North, Range 6 East
1872
1872 Larger image
1892, North
1892, South
1892, Landowner Index
1904
PLATO
Twp 41 North, Range 7 East
1872
1892, North
1892, South
1892, Landowner Index
1904
ELGIN
Twp 41 North, Range 8 East
1892, North
1892, South
1892, Landowner Index
1904
VIRGIL
Twp 40 North, Range 6 East
1872
Village of Lodi - 1872
1892, North
1892, South
1892, Landowner Index
1904
CAMPTON
Twp 40 North, Range 7 East
1872
1892, North
1892, South
1892, Landowner Index
1904
ST. CHARLES
Twp 40 North, Range 8 East
1872
1892, North
1892, South
1892, Landowner Index
1904
KANEVILLE
Twp 39 North, Range 6 East
1872
1892, North
1892, South
1892, Landowner Index
1904
BLACKBERRY
Twp 39 North, Range 7 East
1872
1892, North
1892, South
1892, Landowner Index
1904
GENEVA
Twp 39 North, Range 8 East
1872
1892
1892, Landowner Index
1904
BATAVIA
Twp 39 North, Range 8 East
1872
1892
1892, Landowner Index
1904
BIG ROCK
Twp 38 North, Range 6 East
1872
1892, North
1892, South
1892, Landowner Index
1904
SUGAR GROVE
Twp 38 North, Range 7 East
1872
1892, North
1892, South
1892, Landowner Index
1904
AURORA
Twp 38 North, Range 8 East
1872
1892, North
1892, South
1892, Landowner Index
1904, North
1904, South



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