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Aurora Historical Society

Extensive research material and collections for Kane County and Aurora.

DuPage County Genealogical Society

DCGS identifies and preserves records having genealogical value, especially those of DuPage County, Illinois, and makes those records available to members and the general public.

Genealogy Gems

Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems features the free Genealogy Gems Podcast, Elevenses with Lisa YouTube show, and blog articles. Visit

Historic Maps of Aurora

Illinois Digital Archives is a collection of online maps related to Aurora, IL. It is also a portal to other Illinois digital archives.

History of DuPage County, 1882

This database was drawn from the book, History of DuPage County, IL, edited by Rufus Blanchard in 1882. It is a surname listing of the book. Visit for the text of the book.

Illinois GenWeb

Access to many Illinois records.

Illinois Historic Group Directory

Illinois Historic Group Directory brings history lovers together and promotes Illinois’ local and regional historic assets. IHGD provides service links and custom schedules of preferred partners.

Illinois State Genealogical Society

The Illinois State Genealogical Society website has been created to enhance your passion for genealogy. It features links to ISGS projects and other records and resources throughout Illinois, including individual genealogical home pages with an Illinois connection!

Kane County Genealogical Society

The Kane County Genealogical Society has worked to bring resources and information services to those interested in learning more about their family history.

Naper Settlement

Naper Settlement is the historical and research center for Naperville. It has an extensive collection of historical records.

Naperville Heritage Collection

Illinois Digital Archives. This is a collection of online materials related to Naperville, IL. This is also a portal to other Illinois digital archives.

National Genealogical Society

NGS was organized in 1903 to support individual genealogists and genealogy societies. It fosters collaboration and best practices in advocacy, education, preservation, and research. NGS merged with the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) in October 2020.

Oswego Public Library

The Oswego Public Library has a genealogy collection for the Oswego and Aurora areas. It also houses the library works of the Fox Valley Genealogical Society.

Polish Genealogical Society of America

PGSA is a valuable source of material, databases, and support for researchers within and outside the Chicago area. PGSA is housed in Chicago in conjunction with the Polish Museum of America.

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK) – Illinois Guide

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK) is a global volunteer organization to help others obtain copies of documents, pictures of tombstones, etc. This link takes you to the Illinois State Research Guide.


The primary purpose and function of are to connect people so that they can help each other and share genealogical research. Most resources on are designed to facilitate such connections.

US GenWeb

The US GenWeb Project is a group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone.

Will/Grundy Counties Genealogical Society

Established in 1982, the Will/Grundy Counties IL Genealogical Society dissolved in 2019. Visit the Will County ILGenWeb site or the Grundy County ILGenWeb site for county-specific genealogy data.

World GenWeb

The World GenWeb Project is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that provides genealogical and historical records and resources for worldwide access!

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