Kendall County Addresses
The purpose of this web page is to provide genealogical researchers with some of the more important addresses and telephone numbers for genealogical research in Kendall County, Illinois.
The County Clerk has the following records:
- Birth records from 1877 to date.
- Early birth records are spotty because compliance with reporting requirements was slow to become institutionalized.
- Death records from 1877 to date.
- Early death records are spotty because compliance with reporting requirements was slow to become institutionalized.
- Marriage records from 1841 to date.
- Early marriage records are more complete than birth and death records because a license was required to marry.
- Land records from 1841 to date.
- Land records are complete. Land records must be searched in person.
Assessor's books, 1845 to date.
Chattel mortgage record, 1851 to date.
County Court record, 1872 to date.
Militia Roll record, 1861-2.
Mortgage record, 1856 to date.
Tax sale record, 1857-1879.
Tax judgement record, 1861-1879.
Plus other miscellaneous records.
Clerk Of The Circuit Court:
The Clerk Of The Circuit Court has the following records.
Conservator's records from, 1905 to date.
Guardian's records from, 1858 to date.
Probate records from, 1841 to date.
Record of Wills from, 1849 to date.
Plus other miscellaneous records.
Kendall County Historical Society:
The Kendall County Historical Society library holds a good collection of items relating to Kendall County and its residents. The library is located in the Chapel On The Green, on the north side of the park in Yorkville, Illinois. The park is a one block square north of the Fox River along Illinois Route 47. The Chapel On The Green was formerly the Yorkville Congregational Church.
The library is staffed by volunteers and consequently has very limited hours. Typically, the library is only open from 9:00 am until noon on Wednesday. Also it is usually closed during the coldest months of winter. Winter closures may be for the months of January and February or only for the month of February. The best approach would be to call first. It may be possible to schedule a visit outside of scheduled hours. Yorkville is also the county seat.
Little White School Museum:
Museum hours are, noon to 5:00 pm Thursday and 9:00 am to noon Saturdays. The museum is open September through June. Staff generally take July and August off for vacation. Interested parties should call before visiting the museum to verify that the research area is staffed on the day of the proposed visit. Additionally arrangements can often be made to visit the museum research area by appointment.
The museum holds a variety of county records indices, plus original microfiche of the Kendall County Marriage Register. In addition, all existent county histories and plat books are held. Museum archives include numerous original documents pertaining to the Oswego area, including papers, diaries, scrapbooks, photos, and genealogical information. Museum staff can supply a more complete list of museum holdings if necessary.
The Little White School Museum was built in 1854 as a Methodist Episcopal Church. It became a public school in 1915 and was continued to be used for this purpose until 1964. In 1975, the Oswegoland Heritage Association was established to restore the building and open a community museum. The museum occupies a classroom addition built on the rear of the building in the mid-1930s. The main portion of the building has been undergoing restoration since 1983. The projected completion date of the restoration project is the year 2000.
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