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Kane County


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Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Kane County typically starts with "977.323". Some common subject headings for Kane County are:

Kane County (Ill.) --Genealogy.
Kane County (Ill.) --Biography.
Kane County (Ill.) --History.
Kane County (Ill.) --Maps.

If you have questions about using the online catalog or subject headings, please see How To use Our Library. We've provided a few areas below to start you off.

County Histories

Beers, Legget and Co., Pub. Commemorative biographical and historical record of Kane County, Illinois, containing portraits and biographical sketches of prominent citizens, governors of Illinois, presidents of the United States, also containing a history of the county. Chicago, 1888.
Call Number: 977.323 B39

Geffinger, Ruth Whitchurch. Index to Past and present of Kane County, Illinois. [Chicago, 1878] n.p. 1975.
Call Number: 977.323 L49INDEX

Hayes, Jo. Kane County celebrates Illinois Sesquicentennial, 1818-1968. [Kane Co., Ill.? : s.n., 1968?]
Call Number: 977.323 H32K

Joslyn, R. Waite (Rudolphus Waite). History of Kane County, Ill. Chicago, Pioneer Pub. Co., 1908.
Call Number: 977.323 J78h1976


UIUC affiliates or patrons using computers on-campus can access past census data via Heritage Quest.


Ensign, D.W. & Co. Atlas of Kane County, Illinois. Chicago, 1892.
Call Number: F. 912.77323 EN7A

Rockford Map Publishers. Atlas & plat book, Kane County, Illinois. Rockford, 1970-1974.
Call Number: Q. 912.77323 R59T1

Sidwell Studio. Aer-o-plat atlas of Kane County, Illinois.West Chicago, Ill., c1961-
Call Number: F. 912.77323 SI1A


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Further Information

More information on can be found on our Web Resources Page as well as in the Illinois County Bibliography, which is shelved with 016.9773.

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