This website was established in 1997 by county coordinator Elmer Dickson, under the title: The Kendall County, Illinois Home Page, Part Of The USGenWeb Project. The Kendall County, Illinois Home Page was first hosted at http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilkendal/ and later at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilkendal/. The site was updated and moved to it's current home at http://kendallkin.org/ in September 2013.
Elmer Dickson has been the only county coordinator for Kendall County, Illinois since the ILGenWeb Project began in 1996. Elmer was born and raised in Kendall County, Illinois and is well versed in its history. He has written many genealogical documents and books, including The descendants of Andrew and Jannette Penman Harkness of Roxburghshire, Scotland (LC control no. 90081093).