A cooperative program with the Kane County Circuit Court allowed KCGS members to
abstract designated information from all the county naturalizations (1857-1955).
County Genealogical Society members abstracted 2500 pages of information from the
28,008 Declarations and Final Papers, Docket books and miscellaneous records. The
applicant's name, birth date, year of arrival, document date, country of origin,
spouse's name, children's names and witness's names were abstracted from the original
records. Due to the volume of the abstractions, the Kane County Naturalization data
was made available on microfilm.
The material for each naturalization book is preceded
by an example of the documents found in the original book.
Four indexes (500 pages)
are included on the first film: the applicant index including the indexes for all
docket and miscellaneous naturalization books; the spouse index; the child index;
and the witness index.
Using information from the film, copies of the original documents
can be easily obtained from the Circuit Court.
The materials appear on two 16 mm negative
These films are a must for any library offering research opportunities for
Kane County researchers!
Click on the link below for a publication order form.