Kendall County Addresses

Research Aids / Thursday, April 25th, 2019

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.

Kendall County IL County Clerk

Kendall County Clerk
111 W Fox St
Yorkville IL 60560

Telephone 630 553-4104.

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.
  • Assessor’s books, 1845 to date.
  • Chattel mortgage record, 1851 to date.
  • County Court record, 1872 to date.
  • Land records from 1841 to date.
    Land records are complete. Land records must be searched in person.
  • Militia Roll record, 1861-2.
  • Mortgage record, 1856 to date.
  • Tax sale record, 1857-1879.
  • Tax judgement record, 1861-1879.
  • Plus other miscellaneous records.

Kendall County IL Clerk Of The Circuit Court

Kendall County Clerk Of The Circuit Court
807 W. John Street
Yorkville, IL 60560.

Telephone 630 553-4183

The Clerk Of The Circuit Court has the following records.

  • Conservator’s records from, 1905 to date.
  • Divorce records.
  • Guardian’s records from, 1858 to date.
  • Naturalization records.
  • Probate records from, 1841 to date.
  • Record of Wills from, 1849 to date.
  • Plus other miscellaneous records.

Chapel on the Green Historical Society

Chapel on the Green
105 W Center St
Yorkville, IL 60560

Telephone 630 553-4183

The Chapel On The Green is located 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.

Little White School Museum

Little White School Museum
Box 23
72 Polk Street
Oswego, IL 60543.

Telephone 630 554-2999.

Or contact museum archivist at 630 554-2321.

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.

Kendall County Historical Society

Kendall County Historical Society
P.O. Box 123
Yorkville, IL 60560

Telephone 630-553-6777

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The Kendall County Historical Society library holds a good collection of items relating to Kendall County and its residents. The library is located on Route 71 (see the KCHS Contact page for details).

The Library, operated by the Kendall County Historical Society at Lyon Farm, is housed in the Herman Hanouw Museum building. It contains many archive records such as census lists, tax assessment lists, head of household lists, birth, death and marriage records, and cemetery records, some dating to 1840. Some additional materials include:

  • An 1859 Map of Kendall County
  • 1871, 1903, 1922 Atlas and Plat Books of Kendall County
  • An 1876 Biographical Directory of Kendall county
  • 1877 History of Kendall County by Reverend Hicks
  • 1888 Portrait & Biographical records of Kane and Kendall Counties
  • 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 U.S. census lists
  • Kendall County cemetery records
  • Kendall County veteran records

They also have a significant number of church records, indexed scrapbooks, photographs and other miscellaneous materials available for research.

Kendall County Record

Kendall County Now
109 W. Veterans Parkway
Yorkville, Il 60560
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Telephone 630-553-7034

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