Welcome to Kane County Illinois Genealogy Research

Geneva Eastside school children 1897

 My name is Bob Jenkins
and I created this website to provide genealogy
 information and links to genealogy information  to assist people in researching
 their Kane County Illinois ancestors.

 I would appreciate any contribution that you would like to make  to this site:
 biographies, obituaries, birth, marriage, death info,  grave info, photographs....etc

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   Kane County Data

 Brief History:

 On January 16, 1836, the Illinois legislature formed a new County and named it after Elias Kent Kane, the highly-respected
 attorney who helped draft the Illinois constitution and was the first Secretary of State. Kane was later elected to Congress and
 represented Illinois in the U.S. Senate until his death in 1835.

 The new "Kane County" included what is now DeKalb County and part of the northern portions of Kendall.
 DeKalb subsequently separated from Kane County in 1837 and Kendall in 1841.

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