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==== Vital Records  ====
==== Vital Records  ====
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilkendal/VitalRecords/index.htm Kendall County Vital Records] at ILGenWeb includes births, marriages, and deaths.
== Societies and Libraries  ==
== Societies and Libraries  ==

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Kendall County, Illinois
Boundary map of Kendall County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Founded: February 19, 1841
County Seat Yorkville
Address 111 W. Fox Street
Yorkville, IL 60560
Website: www.co.kendall.il.us
Named for: Amos Kendall

Template:Illinois-stub United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Kendall County

Quick Dates

                                     Beginning Dates for Kendall County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

County Courthouse


Parent County

  • 1841--Kendall County was created 19 February 1841 from LaSalle and Kane Counties. County seat: Yorkville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


African American

The following have information concerning African American research.


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

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 7,730
1860 13,074 69.1%
1870 12,399 −5.2%
1880 13,083 5.5%
1890 12,106 −7.5%
1900 11,467 −5.3%
1910 10,777 −6.0%
1920 10,074 −6.5%
1930 10,555 4.8%
1940 11,105 5.2%
1950 12,115 9.1%
1960 17,540 44.8%
1970 26,374 50.4%
1980 37,202 41.1%
1990 39,413 5.9%
2000 54,544 38.4%
2010 114,736 110.4%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.




Family Maps of Kendall County, Illinois (2005) plats the land of many nineteenth-century Kendall County residents. The publisher's bookstore includes a free online surname index. FHL Book 977.3263 E7b

Land Records Kendall County, Illinois at ILGenWeb includes:

  • Index to Public Domain Land Sales in Kendall County, Illinois
  • Index to 1859 Plat Map of Kendall County, Illinois
  • Index to 1870 Plat Map of Kendall County, Illinois
  • Index to 1922 Plat Map of Kendall County, Illinois
  • Index to 1941 Plat Map of Kendall County, Illinois

Local Histories



  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Kendall 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 Kendall County.
- 36th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies D, E, F, and I.
- 89th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.




Vital Records

Kendall County Vital Records at ILGenWeb includes births, marriages, and deaths.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 195. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.