Elgin Genealogy (in Kane County, IL)

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Elgin Birth Records

Birth records and index, 1877-1900 Family History Library

Kane County, Illinois birth index cards [1877-1916] Family History Library

Elgin Cemetery Records

Apostolic Christian Cemetery Find a Grave

Bluff City Cemetery Find a Grave

Bluff City Cemetery Billion Graves

Channing Street Cemetery Find a Grave

Death records in Elgin, Illinois : with burials at Bluff City Cemetery and elsewhere ... as recorded in the cemetery sextons' ledgers WorldCat

Elgin State Hospital Cemetery Billion Graves

Lakewood Memorial Park Find a Grave

Lakewood Memorial Park Billion Graves

Memorial Washington Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery Find a Grave

Mount Hope Cemetery Find a Grave

Mount Hope Cemetery Billion Graves

Percent Photographed Elgin State Hospital Cemetery Find a Grave

South Elgin Cemetery Billion Graves

St Mary's Cemetery (Front Portion) US Gen Web Archives

U.S. Civil War, Roll of Honor, Vol. XVIII (City Cemetery, Elgin (Kane County) & Town Cemetery, Dixon (Lee County), Illinois) Ancestry

Udina Cemetery Billion Graves

Washington Memorial Cemetery Billion Graves

Elgin Census Records

1855 Illinois State Census Ancestry

1865 Illinois State Census Ancestry

U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940 Ancestry

U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940 MyHeritage

United States Federal Census, 1790-1940 Family Search

Elgin Church Records

All name index, 125th anniversary, St. Mary's Church, Elgin, Ill., 1851-1976 Family History Library

All name index, The Heritage of St. Paul United Church of Christ : located, Elgin Library Family History Library

Bethlehem Lutheran Church records (in U.S. Evangelical Lutheran Church, Swedish American Church Records collection) Ancestry

History of Auroa, Batavia, Belvidere branches and Elgin Mission of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Illinois Family History Library

Index for First Congregational Church, its first hundred years : Elgin, Il., First Congregational Church, 1936 Family History Library

Memorials of Methodism in the Bounds of the Rock River Conference Ancestry

Elgin City Directories

Elgin (Illinois) city directories Family History Library

Elgin City Directory 1905 MyHeritage

Elgin City Directory 1920 MyHeritage

Elgin City Directory 1931 MyHeritage

Elgin City Directory 1933 MyHeritage

Elgin City Directory 1935 MyHeritage

Elgin City Directory 1937 MyHeritage

Elgin City Directory 1939 MyHeritage

Elgin City Directory 1940 MyHeritage

Elgin City Directory 1941 MyHeritage

Elgin City Directory 1943 MyHeritage

Elgin City Directory 1948 MyHeritage

Elgin City Directory 1951 MyHeritage

Elgin City Directory 1956 MyHeritage

Elgin City Directory 1960 MyHeritage

Elgin, IL 1859-1860 City Directories Allen County Public Library

Elgin, IL 1903-1935 City Directories Allen County Public Library

Elgin, IL; 1937 - 1944, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1954, 1956, 1958 - 1960 City Directories Allen County Public Library

Elgin, Illinois, City Directory, 1903 (in U.S. City Directories collection) Ancestry

Elgin, Illinois, City Directory, 1929 (in U.S. City Directories collection) Ancestry

Elgin, Illinois, City Directory, 1931 (in U.S. City Directories collection) Ancestry

Elgin, Illinois, City Directory, 1933 (in U.S. City Directories collection) Ancestry

Elgin, Illinois, City Directory, 1935 (in U.S. City Directories collection) Ancestry

Elgin, Illinois, City Directory, 1937 (in U.S. City Directories collection) Ancestry

Elgin, Illinois, City Directory, 1939 (in U.S. City Directories collection) Ancestry

Elgin, Illinois, City Directory, 1940 (in U.S. City Directories collection) Ancestry

Elgin, Illinois, City Directory, 1941 (in U.S. City Directories collection) Ancestry

Elgin, Illinois, City Directory, 1943 (in U.S. City Directories collection) Ancestry

Elgin, Illinois, City Directory, 1948 (in U.S. City Directories collection) Ancestry

Elgin, Illinois, City Directory, 1951 (in U.S. City Directories collection) Ancestry

Elgin, Illinois, City Directory, 1954 (in U.S. City Directories collection) Ancestry

Elgin, Illinois, City Directory, 1956 (in U.S. City Directories collection) Ancestry

Elgin, Illinois, City Directory, 1958 (in U.S. City Directories collection) Ancestry

Elgin, Illinois, City Directory, 1959 (in U.S. City Directories collection) Ancestry

Elgin, Illinois, City Directory, 1960 (in U.S. City Directories collection) Ancestry

Polk's Elgin (Kane Co., Ill.) city directory : including Carpentersville, East and West Dundee and South Elgin Family History Library

Elgin Death Records

1916-1947 Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths Index Ancestry

Death certificates and indexes, 1877-1919 Family History Library

Death records in Elgin, Illinois : with burials at Bluff City Cemetery and elsewhere ... as recorded in the cemetery sextons' ledgers WorldCat

Illinois Deaths, 1916-1950 MyHeritage

Illinois Deaths, before 1916 MyHeritage

Illinois, Kane County, Elgin, Gail Borden Public Library District, Local Newspaper Obituary Digital Index, 1922-2017 Family Search

Illinois, Select Deaths Index, 1877-1916 Ancestry

The Gospel messenger obituary index 1883-1964 Family History Library

Elgin Histories and Genealogies

All name index, Elgin Turners' centennial edition, 1883-1983 : published by Elgin Turners, Elgin, Illinois, 1983 Family History Library

All name index, Elgin area landmarks : author, E. C. Alft; published by Elgin Area Historical Society, 1975 Family History Library

All name index, The Elgin historic district : author, E. C. Alft; published by Elgin Hist. Soc. & Gifford Pk. Asso., Elgin, Ill., 1980 Family History Library

All name index, The history of Elgin from 1835-1875 : published by Lord & Bradford, Elgin, 1975 Family History Library

Autobiographies of Fox Valley pioneers Family History Library

Elgin Area History Illinois Digital Archives

Elgin Community College History Illinois Digital Archives

Elgin, Ill. & Kane County geneal. & historical materials at Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin, Illinois, Sept., 1979 Family History Library

Index to Elgin today, historical, descriptive, biographical : Lowrie & Black, publishers; Elgin, Illinois, 1903 Family History Library

Index to Our portrait gallery, familiar faces : taken from Every Saturday, September 14, 1895-June 27, 1896; copied and compiled by Gail Borden library, 1978 Family History Library

Index to autobiographies of Elgin pioneers : compiled and prepared by Elgin Area Historical Society, Elgin Genealogical Society, Gail Borden Public Library Family History Library

Kane County, Illinois, compendium : 70 sources of genealogical data Family History Library

Elgin Immigration Records

Illinois, Federal Naturalization Records, 1856-1991 Ancestry

Illinois, Northern District (Eastern Division), Naturalization Index, 1926-1979 MyHeritage

Inventory of Kane County, Illinois naturalization records at the Kane County Circuit Court office, Geneva, Illinois, 1857-1955 Family History Library

Kane County, Illinois naturalization index : 1857-1955 Family History Library

Naturalization records, 1846-1951 Family History Library

Naturalization records, 1858-1954 Family History Library

Naturalization records, 1872-1906 Family History Library

Soundex Index to Naturalization Petitions for the United States District and Circuit Courts, Northern District of Illinois and Immigration and Naturalization Service District 9, 1840-1950 Ancestry

US Naturalization Record Index, Northern Illinois, 1840-1950 ( includes Kane County, IL) MyHeritage

Elgin Map Records

Elgin, 1880 Bird's Eye View Map (in U.S. Historic Land Ownership and Reference Atlases) Ancestry

Map of Elgin, Kane Co., Illinois 1880. Library of Congress

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, 1913 Library of Congress

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, 1950 Library of Congress

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, February 1903 Library of Congress

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, March 1887 Library of Congress

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, March 1897 Library of Congress

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, September 1891 Library of Congress

Elgin Marriage Records

1800-1940 Illinois, County Marriage Records Ancestry

1860-1920 Illinois, Marriage Index Ancestry

Illinois Marriages, 1763-1900 MyHeritage

Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860 Ancestry

Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900 Ancestry

Marriage registers, 1836-1925; marriage certificates/licenses, 1836-1923; uncertified marriage certificates/licenses, 1887-1896, 1899(only 1); marriage affidavits, 1836-1902; indexes, 1836-1923 Family History Library

Elgin Military Records

Elgin High School, Elgin, Illinois, World War I participants Family History Library

U.S. Civil War, Roll of Honor, Vol. XVIII (City Cemetery, Elgin (Kane County) & Town Cemetery, Dixon (Lee County), Illinois) Ancestry

Elgin Miscellaneous Records

Elgin, Illinois early voters & settlers from the Elgin Genealogical Society Newsletter, v. 1, no. 2 & v. 2, no. 1 & advocate, Dec. 22, 1883 : ca.1835-1854 Family History Library

Indexes of books 1 and 2 of Boone County residents sent to Elgin's I. S. H. F. T. I., Apr. 1885-Sept. 1932 Family History Library

Elgin Newspapers and Obituaries

Courier News 07/04/1998 to Current Genealogy Bank

Courier News: Web Edition Articles 03/27/2012 to Current Genealogy Bank

El Conquistador 02/05/2008 to 06/27/2011 Genealogy Bank

Elgin Daily Courier 1890-1890 St Charles Public Library

Elgin Democrat, 1886-1896 Google News Archive

Illinois, Kane County, Elgin, Gail Borden Public Library District, Local Newspaper Obituary Digital Index, 1922-2017 Family Search

The Gospel messenger obituary index 1883-1964 Family History Library

Western Christian 04/17/1845 to 06/21/1848 Genealogy Bank

Offline Newspapers for Elgin

According to the US Newspaper Directory, the following newspapers were printed, so there may be paper or microfilm copies available. For more information on how to locate offline newspapers, see our article on Locating Offline Newspapers.

Courier-News. (Elgin, Ill.) 1991-Current

Daily Courier-News. (Elgin, Ill.) 1970-1991

Elgin Advocate. (Elgin, Ill.) 1871-1918

Elgin Chronicle. (Elgin, Ill.) 1865-1868

Elgin Courier-News. (Elgin, Ill.) 1926-1970

Elgin Daily Dial. (Elgin, Ill.) 1896-1897

Elgin Daily Frank. (Elgin, Ill.) 1880-1882

Elgin Daily Leader. (Elgin, Ill.) 1870s-1880

Elgin Daily News. (Elgin, Ill.) 1870s-1925

Elgin Democrat. (Elgin, Ill.) 1886-1897

Elgin Dial. (Elgin, Ill.) 1892-1896

Elgin Evening Advocate. (Elgin, Ill.) 1881-1883

Elgin Evening Dial (1899). (Elgin, Ill.) 1899-1903

Elgin Evening Dial. (Elgin, Ill.) 1897-1898

Elgin Gazette. (Elgin, Ill.) 1869-1874

Elgin Morning Dial. (Elgin, Ill.) 1898-1899

Elgin Morning Frank. (Elgin, Ill.) 1882-1884

Elgin Weekly Frank. (Elgin, Ill.) 1880s-1884

Every Saturday. (Elgin, Ill.) 1884-1899

Fox River Courier. (Elgin, Ill.) 1851-1852

Illinois Weekly Palladium. (Elgin, Ill.) 1853-1855

Kane County Democrat. (Elgin, Ill.) 1897-1902

Second District Democrat. (Elgin, Ill.) 1863-1865

Elgin Probate Records

1772-1999 Illinois, Wills and Probate Records Ancestry

Elgin School Records

Abbott High School - Blue and Gold Yearbook (Elgin, IL), 1934, 1935 E Yearbook

Abbott High School yearbook, 1934, 1935 Classmates

Abbott High School yearbook, 1934, 1935 (included in US Yearbooks collection) MyHeritage

Abbott High School yearbooks, 1934, 1935, 1966, 1967, 1975 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry

Abbott Junior High School - Blue and Gold Yearbook (Elgin, IL), 1949, 1950, 1952, 1954 E Yearbook

Abbott Junior High School yearbooks, 1952, 1954 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry

All name index, Elgin High, a centennial history & record book, 1869-1969 : author, E. C. Alft; published by Board of Education, Elgin, Ill., 1969 Family History Library

Bridgewater College yearbooks, 1905, 1923, 1926, 1927, 1931, 1932, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1966, 1968, 1975, 1976 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry

Edward H Abbot Junior High School yearbooks, 1949, 1950 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry

Elgin Academy - Hilltop Yearbook (Elgin, IL), 1932, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 E Yearbook

Elgin Academy yearbook, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971 (included in US Yearbooks collection) MyHeritage

Elgin Academy yearbook, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1991, 1994 Classmates

Elgin Academy yearbooks, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1994 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry

Elgin High School - Maroon Yearbook (Elgin, IL), 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1982 E Yearbook

Elgin High School yearbook, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 (included in US Yearbooks collection) MyHeritage

Elgin High School yearbook, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Classmates

Elgin High School, Elgin, Illinois, World War I participants Family History Library

Elgin, IL High School 1918 Maroon Yearbook Old Yearbooks

Elgin, IL High School Class of 1917 Old Yearbooks

Examples of genealogical sources in the Elgin High School Archives, Elgin, Illinois, 1872-1978 (or present year) Family History Library

Judson University - Lantern Yearbook (Elgin, IL), 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 E Yearbook

Judson University yearbooks, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry

Larkin High School - Cerulean Yearbook (Elgin, IL), 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986 E Yearbook

Larkin High School yearbook, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 (included in US Yearbooks collection) MyHeritage

Larkin High School yearbook, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Classmates

Larkin High School yearbooks, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry

Saint Edward Central High School yearbooks, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1960, 1967, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry

School personnel & students' names copied down on end sheet of Sherman Hospital School of Nursing text, 1901 Family History Library

St Edward Central High School yearbooks, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry

St Edward High School - Co Ed Word Yearbook (Elgin, IL), 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1957 E Yearbook

St. Edward Central High School yearbook, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1973 (included in US Yearbooks collection) MyHeritage

St. Edward Central High School yearbook, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986 Classmates


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