The Kane County Genealogical Society (KCGS) is a non-profit, volunteer organization
working to gather and preserve regional historical records and serve as an educational
resource for those interested in genealogy.
During the summer of 1977 the Kane County Genealogical Society was organized from
a small group. Since that time, the society has grown into a preeminent resource
for those conducting historical and family research in Kane County, Illinois.
As part of our commitment to improving the accessibility of records to the researcher,
KCGS has been involved in a number of county focused projects:
Marriage record indexing
Organizing, indexing and abstracting naturalization court records
Organization and distribution of original probate and circuit court records to township
historical agencies within the county.
Resulting from these efforts, KCGS has prepared numerous publications and microfilms
covering these subjects, including:
County marriage records, dating from 1836 to 1906
Naturalization records, dating from 1857 to 1953
Probate and guardianship records, dating from the inception of the county to the
Unique to KCGS is the Master Every Name Index, a database produced from the work
of members and friends of the society indexing private and public records. This database,
currently comprised of approximately 800,000 individual names from 184 resources,
is accessible by paid query only.
To enhance the preservation of Kane County records and the promotion of services
for both the Geneva and family historian both the Geneva History Center Museum Director
and Board President, approached the KCGS in late 1995 with the intent that the two
organizations work under the same roof to serve local and family historians. Together,
these two organizations have worked diligently to provide a permanent location for
the offices of the Kane County Genealogical Society. The office and society library,
which opened to the public in June 2004, contains many of the resources identified
within the Master Every Name Index. The KCGS office is located on the lower level
of the Geneva History Museum, 113 S. Third Street, Geneva, IL. Current office hours
are 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m Thursday and Saturday by appointment.
The mailing address for KCGS is P.O. Box 504, Geneva, IL 60134.
For more information regarding the organization contact us.