Kane County, Illinois
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The School Libraries frequently offer excellent material, they are in the business of education.
Aurora Public Library
(reportedly has many old city directories)
Aurora University Library - Charles B. Phillips Library
Historical Library of the Church of the Brethren (1451 Dundee Avenue, Elgin, Illinois, 60120-1694)
(serves East & West Dundee, Carpentersville, Sleepy Hollow, and Gilberts)
DeKalb County - Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
DuPage County Historical Museum, 103 E. Wesley St., Wheaton, IL 60187.
Elburn Public Library - Town & County Library (micro film of Elburn Herald Newspaper)
Elgin Public Library - Gail Borden Public Library (very good resource large genealogy department with many microfilm sources)
Evangelical Luthern Church Library Library & Archives
8765 West Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631
Geneva Public Library District - 127 James Street, Geneva, IL 60134 Telephone:(708) 232-0780Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:00-9:00, Fri-Sat 9:00-5:00, Sun 12:00-4:00 (Call to verify hours)
Genealogy Libraries (check this site for nearby libraries)
109 S. State St., P.O. Box 429, Hampshire, Il 60140
Judson College - Elgin
Kane County Law Library - St.Charles
Kaneville Public Library,
2S101 Harter Road, P.O. Box 29, Kaneville, IL 60144-0029
Voice: 630-557-2441 Fax: 630-557-2553
North Aurora Public Library
Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
14 East State Street, North Aurora, IL 60542
Voice 630-896-0240 Fax: 630- 896-4654
St. Charles Public Library
Has several single issues of some very old newspapers:
St. Charles Patriot Feb 5, 1842 and April 30, 1842
St. Charles Leader April 7, 1877
St. Charles Weekly Argus May 21, 1857
Has some short runs of others:
Kane County Democrat from the 1850s
St. Charles Review May 18, 1878-January 10, 1880
Valley Chronicle June 3, 1881-December 31, 1897
Have nothing from 1898 or 1899
The St. Charles Chronicle microfilm is from June 8, 1900 - March 2, 1990 and continues with the name changed to Kane County Chronicle on March 7, 1990 to the present.
St. Charles History Center 630/584-6967
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski, Chicago, IL 60632.
Harold Washington Center Special Collections Department
400 South State Street, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605
Cook & Lake County area libraries - others
Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Ph: 708-392-0100. FAX: 708-392-0136.
Cook Memorial Public Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, Il 60048. Ph: 847-362-2330. FAX: 847-362-5105
DeKalb Area libraries
Ellwood House Museum (DeKalb County), 509 N. First St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
Fort Wayne, IN - Second largest genealogy collection in the U.S.
Allen County Public Library Link, 900 Webster St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Northeastern Illinois University, Ronald Williams Library, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago, IL 60625-4699.
Newspapers on microfilm (217) 785-7941
Illinois Regional Library - Digital Archives - Illinois Alive
Library of Congress - Main Search Page
Library of Congress Search Form - Books
Library of Congress - America Memories
Library of Congress - Religion & the Founding of the American Republic Exhibition
McHenry Library, P.O. Box 184, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-0184
New York State Library - old city and phone directories
Northeastern Illinois University Ronald Williams Library
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue Chicago, IL 60625-4699 Tel: 312-794-6279
7358 Pulaski Road,Chicago, IL 60629
Tel: 773-581-7816 Fax: 312-886-7883
60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610-3305
Tel: 312-943-9090 (Main) 312-255-3506 (Reference)
Outfitters Library List (Illinois libraries and others that contain Illinois info)
Rockford Public Library, 215 N. Wyman St., Rockford, IL 6110
Little Rock Township Public Library, N. Center Street, Plano, IL 60545
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