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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''DuPage County'''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = DuPage County
 
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| founded date = January 4
 
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| seat wl = Wheaton
 
| seat wl = Wheaton
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| building image = DuPage County Courthouse.gif
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[Illinois Regional Archives Depository]], [[Illinois State Archives]]
 
| building address = '''DuPage County Courthouse'''<br>505 North County Farm Road<br>Wheaton, Illinois 60187<br>(630) 407-5500<br>[http://www.co.dupage.il.us '''DuPage County Website''']
 
| building address = '''DuPage County Courthouse'''<br>505 North County Farm Road<br>Wheaton, Illinois 60187<br>(630) 407-5500<br>[http://www.co.dupage.il.us '''DuPage County Website''']
 
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''DuPage County'''
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== DuPage County Organization ==
 
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=== DuPage County Information ===
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for DuPage County are kept, see the [[DuPage County, Illinois Courthouse|DuPage County Courthouse]] page.
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DuPage County's civil records start the following years:
  
 
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==== Historical Facts  ====
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for DuPage County are kept, see the [[DuPage County, Illinois Courthouse|DuPage County Courthouse]] page.
  
[[Image:Il-dupage-warrenvillegrove.jpg|thumb|right|175px]]DuPage County is named for the small {{wpd|DuPage River}} that flows through the county.
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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[[Image:Il-dupage-warrenvillegrove.jpg|thumb|right|175px|Il-dupage-warrenvillegrove.jpg]]DuPage County is named for the small {{wpd|DuPage River}} that flows through the county.
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
  
*'''9 February 1839:''' - Du Page County was created from [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook]] County. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 {{WorldCat|50140092}}, {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}</ref>
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'''Prior to County Formation'''  
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*'''1790-1801''' - DuPage part of [[Knox County, Illinois|Knox County]] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Territory Northwest Territory]
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*'''1801-1812''' - DuPage part of [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair County]]
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*'''1812-1815''' - DuPage part of [[Madison County, Illinois|Madison County]]
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*'''1815-1816''' - DuPage part of [[Edwards County, Illinois|Edwards County]]
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*'''1816-1819''' - DuPage part of [[Crawford County, Illinois|Crawford County]]
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*'''1819-1821''' - DuPage part of [[Clark County, Illinois|Clark County]]
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*'''1821-1823''' - DuPage part of [[Pike County, Illinois|Pike County]]
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*'''1823-1825''' - DuPage part of [[Fulton County, Illinois|Fulton County]]
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*'''1825-1831''' - DuPage part of [[Putnam County, Illinois|Putnam County]]
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*'''1831-1839''' - DuPage part of [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]]
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''County Formation and After'''
  
=== Places/Localities  ===
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*'''1839''' - DuPage County created from [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]]
  
{{DuPage County, Illinois}}<br>'''To see a list of places in DuPage County, click on [Show] in the bar, above.''' The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.  
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For more information see ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ipub15.pdf Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties]'' or [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/dupage.html DuPage County Fact Sheet] (Illinois State Archives). For interactive county boundary maps see [http://maps.ilgw.org/ Illinois County Boundaries, 1790-Present], [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Illinois/viewer.htm Illinois Historical Counties], or [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html Illinois County Maps and Atlases].  
  
Wheaton Public Library has created a detailed list of historic towns in DuPage County on their [http://www.wheatonlibrary.org/townnames.html website].
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=== Record Loss  ===
  
== Resources  ==
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== Records and Resources  ==
 
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=== African American  ===
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The following have information concerning African American research.
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what records are at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.
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*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
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=== Archives and Libraries  ===
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*Du Page County, Illinois genealogical records: located in Du Page County repositories; libraries, historical societies, colleges, etc; pub. 1992 {{FHL|519716|item|disp=FHL Book 977.324 A3s}}
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*Genealogical holdings of the Du Page LibrarySystem: as submitted by each library, September 1, 1975 {{FHL|253430|item|disp=FHL film 928168 Item 5, book 977.324 A3L}}
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*Bibliographies of genealogical materials available at Elmhurst Historical Society&nbsp;: and selected libraries in the Illinois Suburban Library System; pub. 1975 {{FHL|253231|item|disp=FHL film 928279 Item 4}}
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=== Bible Records  ===
 
=== Bible Records  ===
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*History of Du Page County: historical and biographical; pub. 1913 {{FHL|224685|item|disp=FHL film 1036525 Items 1-2}} <br>'''Note''': no circulation to family history centers  
 
*History of Du Page County: historical and biographical; pub. 1913 {{FHL|224685|item|disp=FHL film 1036525 Items 1-2}} <br>'''Note''': no circulation to family history centers  
 
*History of Du Page County, Illinois; pub. 1882 {{FHL|280598|item|disp=FHL film 934982 Item 5}}  
 
*History of Du Page County, Illinois; pub. 1882 {{FHL|280598|item|disp=FHL film 934982 Item 5}}  
*Portrait and biographical record of DuPage and Cook counties, Illinois; pub. 1894 {{FHL|302015|item|disp=FHL film 934974 Item 3}}, {{FHL|254743|item|disp=FHL fiche 6038118, book 977.3 D3pd}}
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*Portrait and biographical record of DuPage and Cook counties, Illinois; pub. 1894 {{FHL|302015|item|disp=FHL film 934974 Item 3}}, {{FHL|254743|item|disp=FHL fiche 6038118, book 977.3 D3pd}}  
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*The [[Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois|Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois]] has a DuPage County edition. This includes a state history section along with a county history and biographies of DuPage County residents. See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.<br>
  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Find A Grave]], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=711 list of cemeteries]. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Find A Grave]], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=711 list of cemeteries]. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)  
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*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
 
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
  
The [http://www.dcgs.org/ DuPage County Genealogical Society] (DPGS) has on-line indexes to cemeteries in the following townships: <br>
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The [http://www.dcgs.org/ DuPage County Genealogical Society] (DPGS) has on-line indexes to cemeteries in the following townships:  
  
 
*Addison Township  
 
*Addison Township  
 
*Downers Grove and Lisle Township  
 
*Downers Grove and Lisle Township  
 
*York Township
 
*York Township
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Individual cemeteries:
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=25512 Fredens Cemetery, Bensenville] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=25580 Saint Luke's Lutheran Cemetery, Itasca] BillionGraves
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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For information and tips on accessing census records online, see [[Illinois Census]].
  
 
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*1840 federal census: DuPage County, Illinois {{FHL|1418003|item|disp=FHL Book 977.324 X28d 1840}}  
 
*1840 federal census: DuPage County, Illinois {{FHL|1418003|item|disp=FHL Book 977.324 X28d 1840}}  
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*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census''. Washington, D.C., 1841. {{FHL|973 X2pc 1840}}; {{FHL|2321}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA186&lpg=PA186 Google Books]. [See Illinois, DuPage County on page 186.]
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census''. Washington, D.C., 1841. {{FHL|973 X2pc 1840}}; {{FHL|2321}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA186&lpg=PA186 Google Books]. [See Illinois, DuPage County on page 186.]
  
=== Church History  ===
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=== Church History and Records ===
  
*Du Page County, Illinois churches and their records, 1833-1920; pub. 1981 {{FHL|312257|item|disp=FHL 6087343, book 977.324 K2d}}
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Church records may give birth, death and marriage information. It is usually best to locate church records with a search at a local level such as the city, town, or village.
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*Peters, Marjorie Herlache, editor. ''Du Page County, Illinois Churches and Their Records, 1833-1920''. Lombard, Illinois: Lombard Suburban Genealogical Society, 1981. Includes indexes. {{FHL|312257|item|disp=FHL film 6087343, book 977.324 K2d}} The 2006 revised edition is available from the [http://www.dcgs.org/ DuPage County Genealogical Society].
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*DuPage County Illinois Genealogical Society. ''Necrology Records of Selected Townships in DuPage County: Includes Cemetery, Funeral Home &amp; Church Records''. Wheaton, Illinois: DuPage County Illinois Genealogical Society, 2007. This CD-ROM includes Addison, Downers Grove, Lisle &amp; York Townships and records for Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bensenville, Illinois, 1837-1938 and a "souls register" 1888.
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*Search [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ADuPage+county+Illinois+church+records&fq=x0%3Abook&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat] to identify a library near you which holds books of compiled church records for DuPage County.
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'''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)'''
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*Batavia Branch, Record of Members, 1936-1948. Members of the Batavia Branch, which was discontinued in 1957, lived in Cook, DuPage, and Kane Counties, Illinois. {{FHL|337935|item|disp=FHL film 7695}}
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'''Lutheran'''
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*Grosse, T. Johannes, et al. ''Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery and Burial Records, 1837-1988 &amp; Souls Register, 1888''. Includes full-name indexes. This was the first Lutheran church in DuPage County with boundary lines encompassing much of the county. {{FHL|538635|item|disp=FHL book 977.324 V3z}}
  
 
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=== Directories  ===
 
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=== Ethnic Research  ===
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==== African American  ====
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The following have information concerning African American research.
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what records are at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.
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*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
  
 
=== Funeral Homes  ===
 
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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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Wheaton Public Library has created a detailed list of historic towns in DuPage County on their [http://www.wheatonlibrary.org/townnames.html website].
  
 
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=VI7vu8I9M0MC&dq=history%20dupage%20county%20illinois&lr=&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=history%20dupage%20county%20illinois&f=false The History of DuPage County]<br>by the Board of Supervisors of DuPage County and C.W. Richmond<br>Knickerbocker and Hodder, Publishers, Aurora, Illinois, 1877. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27716 Ancestry] ($).
 
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=VI7vu8I9M0MC&dq=history%20dupage%20county%20illinois&lr=&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=history%20dupage%20county%20illinois&f=false The History of DuPage County]<br>by the Board of Supervisors of DuPage County and C.W. Richmond<br>Knickerbocker and Hodder, Publishers, Aurora, Illinois, 1877. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27716 Ancestry] ($).
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=xHwUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA2#v=onepage&q=&f=false The History of DuPage County]<br>by Rufus Blanchard<br>O.L. Baskin and Co., Chicago, 1882. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=17671 Ancestry] ($).
 
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=xHwUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA2#v=onepage&q=&f=false The History of DuPage County]<br>by Rufus Blanchard<br>O.L. Baskin and Co., Chicago, 1882. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=17671 Ancestry] ($).
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=17685 Historical encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Du Page County]<br>Chicago: Munsell Pub. Co., 1913.<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=17685 Historical encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Du Page County]<br>Chicago: Munsell Pub. Co., 1913.
  
*The Stoddard Project
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*'''The Stoddard Project'''
  
 
The Stoddard Project is an ambitious attempt to inventory and index genealogical and historical resources in all the DuPage County repositories initiatied by John Stoddard, for whom it is named. The two-part project includes a listing of reference works and the individual libraries that house them, plus an index of individuals named in those reference works. The project incorporates histories of the county and of individual towns, high school yearbooks, histories of individual churches, maps and plats, old city directories and telephone books, holdings of back issues of local newspapers, etc.  
 
The Stoddard Project is an ambitious attempt to inventory and index genealogical and historical resources in all the DuPage County repositories initiatied by John Stoddard, for whom it is named. The two-part project includes a listing of reference works and the individual libraries that house them, plus an index of individuals named in those reference works. The project incorporates histories of the county and of individual towns, high school yearbooks, histories of individual churches, maps and plats, old city directories and telephone books, holdings of back issues of local newspapers, etc.  
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
''Family Maps of DuPage County, Illinois'' (2007) plats the land of many nineteenth-century DuPage County residents. The publisher's [http://www.arphax.com/ac/-P216.aspx bookstore] includes a free online surname index. {{FHL|1280873|item|disp=FHL Book 977.324 E7b}}  
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Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about using land records.
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*''Family Maps of DuPage County, Illinois'' (2007) plats the land of many nineteenth-century DuPage County residents. The publisher's [http://www.arphax.com/ac/-P216.aspx bookstore] includes a free online surname index. {{FHL|1280873|item|disp=FHL Book 977.324 E7b}}
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'''Online Resources'''
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*'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database.
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]
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*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://landplats.ilsos.net/ Federal Township Plats of Illinois]
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/dupage_map.html DuPage County Federal Township Plats]
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
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==== Civil War  ====
 
==== Civil War  ====
  
*Civil War service men from DuPage County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of DuPage County.
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Civil War service men from DuPage County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of DuPage County.  
  
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:- [[8th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|8th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Companies D and E.
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:- [[12th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|12th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company C.
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:- [[13th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|13th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.
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:- [[17th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|17th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company H.
 
:- [[33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.  
 
:- [[33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.  
:- [[55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.
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:- [[55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.
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:- [[105th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|105th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies B, D, F and I.<br>
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:- [[141st Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|141st Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company H.
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:- [[156th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|156th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company D.
  
*The [http://www.dcgs.org/ DuPage County Genealogica Society] (DCGS) provides a listing of all men from DuPage County who served in World War I. DCGS has also compiled an inventory of books and periodicals relating to the Naper Post 468 of the G.A.R.
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==== World War I  ====
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*The [http://www.dcgs.org/ DuPage County Genealogical Society] (DCGS) provides a listing of all men from DuPage County who served in World War I. DCGS has also compiled an inventory of books and periodicals relating to the Naper Post 468 of the G.A.R.
  
 
=== Native Races  ===
 
=== Native Races  ===
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
  
The DuPage County Genealogical Society has published an [http://books.google.com/books?id=NrrQNwAACAAJ&dq=dupage+county+naturalization+index&cd=2 Index to the Naturalization Records of DuPage County].&nbsp; The index covers 6,000 individuals, and includes the full name, date, locality, country of birth; and the date and port of entry into the United States (where available). [http://www.dcgs.org/genweb/ Free online index].<br>
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The DuPage County Genealogical Society has published an [http://books.google.com/books?id=NrrQNwAACAAJ&dq=dupage+county+naturalization+index&cd=2 Index to the Naturalization Records of DuPage County].&nbsp; The index covers 6,000 individuals, and includes the full name, date, locality, country of birth; and the date and port of entry into the United States (where available). [http://www.dcgs.org/genweb/ Free online index].  
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Newspapers  ===
  
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Yo42cslQ7-cC Aurora Daily Express] - over 5,000 full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1882-1901  
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Yo42cslQ7-cC Aurora Daily Express] - over 5,000 full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1882-1901  
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=rR1SM4wcGAYC Aurora Daily Star] - over 800 full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1921-1932  
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=rR1SM4wcGAYC Aurora Daily Star] - over 800 full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1921-1932  
*The [http://www.dcgs.org/ DuPage County Genealogical Society] has created abstracts from 1896-1908 from the [http://www.pioneerlocal.com/hinsdale/index.html ''Hinsdale Doings''], a newspaper published in Hinsdale, Illinois. The index includes mentions of births, marriages, deaths, and other local news like family visits.
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*The [http://www.dcgs.org/ DuPage County Genealogical Society] has created abstracts from 1896-1908 from the [http://www.pioneerlocal.com/hinsdale/index.html ''Hinsdale Doings''], a newspaper published in Hinsdale, Illinois. The index includes mentions of births, marriages, deaths, and other local news like family visits.  
 
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/il/dupage/webbbs_config.pl Du Page County, Illinois Obituary and Death Notices Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From various funeral homes in the Lombard, York, Naperville, Wheaton, Downers Grove, Bartlett, Elmhurst, Villa Park and surrounding area.
 
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/il/dupage/webbbs_config.pl Du Page County, Illinois Obituary and Death Notices Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From various funeral homes in the Lombard, York, Naperville, Wheaton, Downers Grove, Bartlett, Elmhurst, Villa Park and surrounding area.
  
Wheaton Public Library has created a [http://www.wheatonlibrary.org/refdb/dbgeneal.html Vital Records Index] based on nineteenth-century Wheaton newspapers. As of 30 June 2011, the database appears to be undergoing construction.
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Wheaton Public Library has created a [http://www.wheatonlibrary.org/refdb/dbgeneal.html Vital Records Index] based on nineteenth-century Wheaton newspapers. As of 30 June 2011, the database appears to be undergoing construction.  
  
 
=== Obituaries  ===
 
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
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Genealogical records of Boone, DuPage, Kane &amp; Knox Counties, Illinois&nbsp;: bible records; index of wills, 1839-1900; marriages, 1830-1851, cemetery records and family records. {{FHL|280474|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3 V2g}}
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*'''County Courthouse'''
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for DuPage County are kept, see the [[DuPage County, Illinois Courthouse|DuPage County Courthouse]] page.
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*'''Family History Center'''
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[[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] (FHCs) are branches of the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy.
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You may search your address for a center near you on the&nbsp; [https://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch] site. The following center serves DuPage County:
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:[[Naperville Illinois Family History Center|Naperville Illinois Family History Center]]<br>1320 Ridgeland Road<br>Naperville, Illinois<br>Telephone:(630) 505-0233
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*'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)'''
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The Illinois Regional Archives Depositories ([[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)|IRAD]]), managed by the Illinois State Archives, houses the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois. The [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/niumap.html Northern Illinois University (IRAD-NIU)] holds the records for DuPage County. [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|Learn more]] about finding and using their records.
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:Illinois Regional Archives Depository<br>c/o Regional History Center<br>Founders Memorial Library, Room 400<br>Northern Illinois University<br>DeKalb, IL 60115<br>Telephone: (815) 753-1807
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*'''Public Libraries'''
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*Genealogical holdings of the Du Page LibrarySystem: as submitted by each library, September 1, 1975 {{FHL|253430|item|disp=FHL film 928168 Item 5, book 977.324 A3L}}
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*Bibliographies of genealogical materials available at Elmhurst Historical Society: and selected libraries in the Illinois Suburban Library System; pub. 1975 {{FHL|253231|item|disp=FHL film 928279 Item 4}}
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*Du Page County, Illinois genealogical records: located in Du Page County repositories; libraries, historical societies, colleges, etc; pub. 1992 {{FHL|519716|item|disp=FHL Book 977.324 A3s}}
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The following DuPage County libraries have collections of particular interest to genealogists.
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:[http://www.mybpl.org/bpl/ Bloomingdale Public Library]<br>101 Fairfield Way<br>Bloomingdale, IL 60108<br>Telephone: (630) 529-3120<br>The [http://www.mybpl.org/bpl/node/769 History Room] offers collections of local interest as well as an online [http://www.mybpl.org/bpl/index.php?q=node/548 obituary index].
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:[http://www.downersgrovelibrary.org/ Downers Grove Public Library]<br>1050 Curtiss Street<br>Downers Grove, IL 60515<br>Telephone: (630) 960-1200<br>The library has materials on the history of Downers Grove and DuPage County.
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:[http://www.naperville-lib.org/index.asp Naperville Public Library (Nichols Library)]<br>200 W. Jefferson Ave.<br>Naperville, IL 60540<br>Telephone: (630) 961-4100<br>The Reference and Local History collections include DuPage County indexes, local histories, maps, newspapers, and more.
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:[http://www.wheatonlibrary.org/ Wheaton Public Library]<br>225 N. Cross Street<br>Wheaton, IL 60187<br>Telephone: (630) 668-1374<br>The library's [http://www.wheatonlibrary.org/refdb/dbgeneal.html Genealogy and Local History] collection includes local histories, biographies, indexes, directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and more.
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==== Other Repositories  ====
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:[http://www.dupagemuseum.org/ DuPage County Historical Museum]<br>102 E. Wesley Street<br>Wheaton, Illinois 60187<br>Telephone: (630) 510-4941<br>A facility of the County of DuPage, the museum provides staff-assisted local history services of its photographs, maps, archives, and records.
  
 
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*Dupage County (IL) Genealogical Society surname project; pub. 2001? {{FHL|1019816|item|disp=FHL Book 977.324 D2d}}  
 
*Dupage County (IL) Genealogical Society surname project; pub. 2001? {{FHL|1019816|item|disp=FHL Book 977.324 D2d}}  
*Fox Valley Genealogical Society surnames; pub. 1983, 1994 {{FHL|721576|item|disp=FHL film 1425262 Item 30, book 977.32 C4h 1982-1983, 977.32 C4h 1989-1994}}
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*Fox Valley Genealogical Society surnames; pub. 1983, 1994 {{FHL|721576|item|disp=FHL film 1425262 Item 30, book 977.32 C4h 1982-1983, 977.32 C4h 1989-1994}}  
 
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*[http://www.dcgs.org/dcgs.html DuPage County Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 3<br>Wheaton, IL 60187-0003  
 
*[http://www.dcgs.org/dcgs.html DuPage County Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 3<br>Wheaton, IL 60187-0003  
 
*[http://www.dupagehistory.org/home.html DuPage County Historical Society]<br>P.O. Box 1460<br>Wheaton, IL 60189  
 
*[http://www.dupagehistory.org/home.html DuPage County Historical Society]<br>P.O. Box 1460<br>Wheaton, IL 60189  
 
*[http://www.warrenvillehistorical.org/ Warrenville Historical Society]<br>3S530 2nd St<br>Warrenville, IL 60555-3134<br>(630) 393-4215
 
*[http://www.warrenvillehistorical.org/ Warrenville Historical Society]<br>3S530 2nd St<br>Warrenville, IL 60555-3134<br>(630) 393-4215
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=== Taxation  ===
 
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:*'''1839-1906''' Marriages {{FHL|687150|item|disp=FHL Book 977.324 V2d}}  
 
:*'''1839-1906''' Marriages {{FHL|687150|item|disp=FHL Book 977.324 V2d}}  
 
:*'''1839-1889''' Marriages {{FHL|265711|item|disp=FHL Book 977.324 V22d}} Two Volumes. also {{FHL|265711|item|disp=FHL Film 848650 items 4-7}} One of 2 films.  
 
:*'''1839-1889''' Marriages {{FHL|265711|item|disp=FHL Book 977.324 V22d}} Two Volumes. also {{FHL|265711|item|disp=FHL Film 848650 items 4-7}} One of 2 films.  
:*[http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index] Includes DuPage 1839 - 1906
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:*[http://www.dcgs.org/genweb/ DuPage County Marriage Index ]20 June 1839 - 28 November 1861<br>Originally transcribed by the DAR from Record Book A in the DuPage County Clerk's office, and later compiled for publication by the [http://www.dcgs.org/dcgs.html DuPage County Genealogical Society]  
:*[http://www.dcgs.org/genweb/ DuPage County Marriage Index ] 20 June 1839 - 28 November 1861<br>Originally transcribed by the DAR from Record Book A in the DuPage County Clerk's office, and later compiled for publication by the [http://www.dcgs.org/dcgs.html DuPage County Genealogical Society]
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:*'''1840-1861''' [http://www.usgwarchives.org/il/dupage/vitals/marriages/dupgemarr.html DuPage County Marriage Records]
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:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index]
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:*'''To-1850 '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2086 ''Illinois Marriages to 1850''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($);Index, INCOMPLETE
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:*'''1851-1900 '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851 ''Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($);Index, INCOMPLETE
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:*'''1790-1860 '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851 ''Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($);Index, INCOMPLETE
  
 
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:*'''1916–1947 '''{{RecordSearch|1438856|Deaths and Stillbirths}}
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:*'''1916–1947 '''{{RecordSearch|1438856|Deaths and Stillbirths}}  
 
:*[http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Illinois Death Certificates 1916-1950]
 
:*[http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Illinois Death Certificates 1916-1950]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Naperville Illinois Family History Center]]
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png DuPage County

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Online Records

Coordinates: 41.833333°0′N 88.083333°0′W / 41.8333°N 88.0833°W / 41.8333; -88.0833

DuPage County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting DuPage County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 4, 1817
County Seat Wheaton
Courthouse
DuPage County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address DuPage County Courthouse
505 North County Farm Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
(630) 407-5500
DuPage County Website

Contents

DuPage County Organization

DuPage County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Du Page County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877 1839 1877 1840 1835 1839

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for DuPage County are kept, see the DuPage County Courthouse page.

Historical Facts

Il-dupage-warrenvillegrove.jpg
DuPage County is named for the small DuPage River that flows through the county.

Boundary Changes

Prior to County Formation

County Formation and After

For more information see Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties or DuPage County Fact Sheet (Illinois State Archives). For interactive county boundary maps see Illinois County Boundaries, 1790-Present, Illinois Historical Counties, or Illinois County Maps and Atlases.

Record Loss

Records and Resources

Bible Records

A Family Bible belonging to the Hill family of Du Page County is included in an Ancestry database ($).[1]

Biography

Cemeteries

Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Gotoarrow.png Find A Grave, list of cemeteries. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)

The DuPage County Genealogical Society (DPGS) has on-line indexes to cemeteries in the following townships:

  • Addison Township
  • Downers Grove and Lisle Township
  • York Township

Individual cemeteries:

Census

For information and tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

Federal

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18403,535
18509,290162.8%
186014,70158.2%
187016,68513.5%
188019,16114.8%
189022,55117.7%
190028,19625.0%
191033,43218.6%
192042,12026.0%
193091,998118.4%
1940103,48012.5%
1950154,59949.4%
1960313,459102.8%
1970491,88256.9%
1980658,83533.9%
1990781,66618.6%
2000904,16115.7%
2010916,9241.4%

State

1840 Pensioners
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. Washington, D.C., 1841. FHL 973 X2pc 1840; FHL 2321; digital version at Google Books. [See Illinois, DuPage County on page 186.]

Church History and Records

Church records may give birth, death and marriage information. It is usually best to locate church records with a search at a local level such as the city, town, or village.

  • DuPage County Illinois Genealogical Society. Necrology Records of Selected Townships in DuPage County: Includes Cemetery, Funeral Home & Church Records. Wheaton, Illinois: DuPage County Illinois Genealogical Society, 2007. This CD-ROM includes Addison, Downers Grove, Lisle & York Townships and records for Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bensenville, Illinois, 1837-1938 and a "souls register" 1888.
  • Search WorldCat to identify a library near you which holds books of compiled church records for DuPage County.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS)

  • Batavia Branch, Record of Members, 1936-1948. Members of the Batavia Branch, which was discontinued in 1957, lived in Cook, DuPage, and Kane Counties, Illinois. FHL film 7695

Lutheran

  • Grosse, T. Johannes, et al. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery and Burial Records, 1837-1988 & Souls Register, 1888. Includes full-name indexes. This was the first Lutheran church in DuPage County with boundary lines encompassing much of the county. FHL book 977.324 V3z

Court Records

Directories

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Funeral Homes

Genealogy

Mailing Lists

Message Boards

History

Wheaton Public Library has created a detailed list of historic towns in DuPage County on their website.

  • The History of DuPage County
    by the Board of Supervisors of DuPage County and C.W. Richmond
    Knickerbocker and Hodder, Publishers, Aurora, Illinois, 1877. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • The Stoddard Project

The Stoddard Project is an ambitious attempt to inventory and index genealogical and historical resources in all the DuPage County repositories initiatied by John Stoddard, for whom it is named. The two-part project includes a listing of reference works and the individual libraries that house them, plus an index of individuals named in those reference works. The project incorporates histories of the county and of individual towns, high school yearbooks, histories of individual churches, maps and plats, old city directories and telephone books, holdings of back issues of local newspapers, etc.

For more information about the Stoddard Project, see the DuPage County Genealogical Society web site.

Rededication of Hobson Pioneer Marker, Pioneer Park, Du Page County, Illinois: 2:30 P.M., October Twelfth, Nineteen Hundred Fifty-two. Hillside, Ill.: P. Troost Monument Co., 1952. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Land and Property

Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See Illinois Land and Property for more information about using land records.

  • Family Maps of DuPage County, Illinois (2007) plats the land of many nineteenth-century DuPage County residents. The publisher's bookstore includes a free online surname index. FHL Book 977.324 E7b

Online Resources

Maps

Medical Records

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from DuPage County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of DuPage County.

- 8th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Companies D and E.
- 12th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company C.
- 13th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 17th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company H.
- 33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 105th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B, D, F and I.
- 141st Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company H.
- 156th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.

World War I

  • The DuPage County Genealogical Society (DCGS) provides a listing of all men from DuPage County who served in World War I. DCGS has also compiled an inventory of books and periodicals relating to the Naper Post 468 of the G.A.R.

Native Races

Naturalization and Citizenship

The DuPage County Genealogical Society has published an Index to the Naturalization Records of DuPage County.  The index covers 6,000 individuals, and includes the full name, date, locality, country of birth; and the date and port of entry into the United States (where available). Free online index.

Newspapers

Wheaton Public Library has created a Vital Records Index based on nineteenth-century Wheaton newspapers. As of 30 June 2011, the database appears to be undergoing construction.

Obituaries

Politics and Government

Probate Records

Genealogical records of Boone, DuPage, Kane & Knox Counties, Illinois : bible records; index of wills, 1839-1900; marriages, 1830-1851, cemetery records and family records. FHL Book 977.3 V2g

Repositories

  • County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for DuPage County are kept, see the DuPage County Courthouse page.

  • Family History Center

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy.

You may search your address for a center near you on the  FamilySearch site. The following center serves DuPage County:

Naperville Illinois Family History Center
1320 Ridgeland Road
Naperville, Illinois
Telephone:(630) 505-0233
  • Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

The Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD), managed by the Illinois State Archives, houses the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois. The Northern Illinois University (IRAD-NIU) holds the records for DuPage County. Learn more about finding and using their records.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository
c/o Regional History Center
Founders Memorial Library, Room 400
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Telephone: (815) 753-1807
  • Public Libraries
  • Genealogical holdings of the Du Page LibrarySystem: as submitted by each library, September 1, 1975 FHL film 928168 Item 5, book 977.324 A3L
  • Bibliographies of genealogical materials available at Elmhurst Historical Society: and selected libraries in the Illinois Suburban Library System; pub. 1975 FHL film 928279 Item 4
  • Du Page County, Illinois genealogical records: located in Du Page County repositories; libraries, historical societies, colleges, etc; pub. 1992 FHL Book 977.324 A3s

The following DuPage County libraries have collections of particular interest to genealogists.

Bloomingdale Public Library
101 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Telephone: (630) 529-3120
The History Room offers collections of local interest as well as an online obituary index.
Downers Grove Public Library
1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Telephone: (630) 960-1200
The library has materials on the history of Downers Grove and DuPage County.
Naperville Public Library (Nichols Library)
200 W. Jefferson Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
Telephone: (630) 961-4100
The Reference and Local History collections include DuPage County indexes, local histories, maps, newspapers, and more.
Wheaton Public Library
225 N. Cross Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
Telephone: (630) 668-1374
The library's Genealogy and Local History collection includes local histories, biographies, indexes, directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and more.

Other Repositories

DuPage County Historical Museum
102 E. Wesley Street
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Telephone: (630) 510-4941
A facility of the County of DuPage, the museum provides staff-assisted local history services of its photographs, maps, archives, and records.

Schools

Societies

Social Groups Online

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Illinois Miscellaneous Genealogical Records: From Counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope: Kentucky county, Mercer: Missouri county, Ralls. Evanston, Ill.: Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1946. Digital version at Ancestry ($).