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Research Services

From its inception, the Kane County Genealogical Society has worked to develop an exceptional genealogical resource—the Master Every Name Index database—for family historians researching ancestors in Kane County, Illinois.  This database has grown into a mammoth resource of 1.2 million plus entries from over 393 indexed projects related to both public and private county-wide source records. The listing of resources used to create the database is available at Master Bibliography

The Master Every Name Index is our key research service and access to the database is by paid query only. For a non-refundable fee the KCGS Research Staff will:

  • Conduct a search of the husband, the wife with married name, and the wife with maiden name.
  • Identify the specific source(s) in which the names are found.
  • Copy the resource, if available within KCGS library, and/or identify the facility from which the resource is available.
  • For each query submitted, a bibliography, complete with author and publisher information is returned.

Patrons are encouraged to submit their search request online or print the form below:

We work to provide the most economical research options possible. For search requests with multiple names or families, please reach out to kcgsinfo@gmail.com for details prior to submitting an online search request.

Research service requests are processed in the order in which they are received.

To highlight the immense value of our research services, a comprehensive list, indicating the names found in our Master Every Name Index, is available below.  This list is continually updated as or team of indexing volunteers complete projects.