Dupage County (IL) Genealogy

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Guides and Bibliographies

Peters, Marjorie Herlache. DuPage County, Illinois Churches and Their Records, 1833-1920. Lombard, IL: Lombard Suburban Genealogical Society, 1981. Call # folio F547.D9 D71.

Stoddard, John H. DuPage County, Illinois Genealogical Records: Located in DuPage County Repositories. Elmhurst, IL: J. H. Stoddard, 1992. Call # folio F547.D9 S76 1992.

Genealogical Sources: DuPage County, Illinois. Lombard, IL: Lombard Suburban Genealogical Society, 1978. Call # folio Z1278.D8 L65 1978.

Vital Records and Court Records

Genealogical Records of DuPage County. Elmhurst, IL: DAR, 1943-1952. Call # Geneal. Case fE 692463.207.

  • Book A: Marriage Records, Dec. 1877-Nov. 1889.
  • Book B: Marriage Records, 1861-1877.
  • Book C: Marriage Records, 1839-1861.
  • Book D: Marriage Records, Nov. 1889-Jan. 1900.
  • Book E: Marriage Records, 1900-1905.

Index to the Naturalization Records of DuPage County, Illinois. Lombard, IL: DuPage Co. Genealogical Society, 1999. Call # folio F547.D9 I53 1999.

Marriage Records of DuPage County, Illinois. Lombard, IL: DuPage County Genealogical Society, 1989-1990.

  • Jun. 20, 1839-Jun. 30, 1857. Call # folio F547.D9 M37 1989.
  • Jul. 1, 1857-Nov. 28, 1861. Call # folio F547.D9 M37 1990.

Wheaton Public Library. Vital Records Index http://wpl.wheaton.lib.il.us:81. An ongoing project to index Wheaton newspapers for birth, marriage and death notices, beginning in 1885.

U.S. Federal Census

Illinois Federal Census Schedules from 1820-1880 and 1900- 1930 on microfilm (behind 2nd floor reference desk). Printed statewide indexes are available for 1820-1860 on census index shelves, 2nd floor. 1870 and 1880 indexes on CD-ROM. Soundex indexes for 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920. DuPagespecific census materials are listed below.

1840 DuPage County, Illinois Federal Census. Lombard, IL: R. F. Robb, 1978. Call # folio F547.D9 R625.

1850 DuPage County, Illinois Federal Census. Lombard, IL: Robb, 1976. Call # folio F547.D9 R63.

  • 1850 Agricultural Schedule. Call # Microfilm 111, Reel 1.
  • 1850 Mortality Schedule. Call # Microfilm 118, Reel 1.

1860 DuPage County, Illinois Federal Census. Lombard, IL: Robb, 1983. Call # folio F547.D9 R64. Includes transcription and index.

  • 1860 Agricultural Schedule. Call # Microfilm 112, Reel 2.
  • 1860 Mortality Schedule. Call # Microfilm 118, Reel 1.
  • 1860 Industry Schedule. Call # Microfilm 115, Reel 1.

1870 DuPage County, Illinois Federal Census. Ft. Myers, FL: R. F. Robb, 1987. Call # Local History Ref F547.D9 R634 1987 (2nd floor open shelf).

  • 1870 Agricultural Schedule. Call # Microfilm 113, Reel 5.
  • 1870 Industry Schedule. Call # Microfilm 115, Reel 1.

1880 DuPage County, Illinois Federal Census. No published transcription of population schedules. Use 1880 CD-ROM (at reference desk) or 1880 Soundex to find people on the census, and then view schedules on microfilm. ·

  • 1880 Agricultural Schedule. Call # Microfilm 116, Reels 5 and 6.
  • 1880 Mortality Schedule. Call # Microfilm 118, Reel 5.
  • 1880 Manufacturers Schedule. Call # Microfilm 114, Reel 2.

Illinois State Census

1855 Illinois State Census. Call # Microfilm 306, Reel 4. Index: Call # Microfilm 1230 (please specify surname).

1865 Illinois State Census. Call # Microfilm 305, Reel 4.

Directories

DuPage County, Illinois Directory, 1924-25. 3 vols. Chicago: McDonough, 1924. Call # F89628.246.

DuPage County, Illinois Directory 1927-1928. No Call # required.

Hall, E. Hepple. The Northern Counties Gazetteer and Directory, for 1855-1856. Chicago: R. Fergus, 1855. Call # Microfiche 283, No. 553-553.7. Includes DuPage County.

Prairie Farmer’s Directory of DuPage and Northern Cook Counties, Illinois. Chicago: Prairie Farmer Pub. Co., 1918. Call # F547.D9 P73 1918.

Maps and Land Resources

Atlas-Plat Book of DuPage County, Illinois: Containing Outline Map of County and Plats of All the Townships With Owners’ Names. Rockford, IL: Thrift Press, 1927. Call # + F89628.874.

Combination Atlas Map of DuPage County, Illinois. Elgin, IL: Thompson Bros. & Burr, 1874. Call # folio F 89628.188.

DuPage County, IL, 1851 (Landownership map on microfiche). Washington, DC: LC G&M Division, [1983?]. Call # Microfiche 583, No. 103.

DuPage County, IL, 1890 (Landownership map on microfiche). Washington, DC: LC G&M Division, [1983?]. Call # Microfiche 583, No. 108.

DuPage County, IL, 1898 (Landownership map on microfiche). Washington, DC: LC G&M Division, [1983?]. Call # Microfiche 583, No. 109.

Landowners of DuPage County, Illinois, 1835-1904: An Index to Plat Maps and Related Sources. Ed. Marjorie Herlache Peters. Lombard, IL: DuPage County Genealogical Society, 1984. Call # folio F547.D9 L26.

Biographical and Historical Resources

Bateman, Newton. Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois: History of DuPage County. 2 vols. Chicago: Munsell Pub. Co., 1913. Call # folio F89628.08.

Blanchard, Rufus. History of DuPage County, Illinois. Chicago: O.L Baskin & Co., 1882. Call # F89628.1. Index: Call # folio F547.D9 A5 1973.

History of DuPage County, Illinois. Aurora, IL: Knickerbocker & Hodder, 1877. Call # F89628.24.

Portrait and Biographical Record of DuPage and Cook Counties. Chicago: Lake City Pub. Co., 1894. Call # E489624.7.

Richmond, C. A. and H. F. Vallette. A History of the County of DuPage, Illinois. Chicago: Scripps et al., 1857. Call # F89628.74.

Cemeteries

Addison Township (DuPage County, IL) Combined List and Index. Lombard, IL: DuPage County Genealogical Society, 1992. Call # Microfiche 4516. Includes selected funeral home, church, and cemetery lists from Addison, Bensenville, and Elmhurst.

Cemetery Records: DuPage County, Illinois. DAR: 1953, 1954, 1962. Contain selected DuPage County burial listings.

  • Call # Geneal. Case fE 692463.204.
  • Call # Geneal. Case fE 692463.205.
  • Call # Geneal. Case fE 692463.2051.

List of Cemeteries in DuPage County, Illinois. DAR, 1938. Call # Geneal. Case fE 692463.21.

Military

Honor Roll, DuPage County, State of Illinois. [Springfield]: Illinois Veterans’ Commission, 1956. Call # folio F896.4475a, Vol. 4. Part of 14-volume set. Lists veterans buried in Illinois prior to 1955. Organized by county, town, cemetery, and then name.

Periodicals

The Review of the DuPage County Genealogical Society. Lombard, IL: The Society. Vol. 94 (Winter 1991)-present. Call # folio F547.D9 R48. Index for volumes 1-115 included in first set of issues.