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 350 indexed projects related to both public and private county-wide source records.
NOTE: Due to the impact of COVID-19, KCGS announces that research services utilizing the Master Every Name Index have resumed and are being processed in the order in which they are received. Construction at an the temporary closure of the Geneva History Center prevents KCGS from assisting patrons wishing to conduct research at the society library.
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 print and submit a query:
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.