Kendall County, Illinois Genealogy

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County Organization

                                     Beginning Dates for Kendall County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1835
1877
1850
1839
1847

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

Historical Facts

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Kendall County is named for Amos Kendall who was a journalist and statesman and served as U.S. Postmaster under Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren.

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

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Cemeteries

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.

Census

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Church

Court

Land

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

Maps

Military

  • 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.

Newspapers

Probate

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 Kendall County are kept, see the Kendall County Courthouse page.

Family History Library

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Public Libraries

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  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.