Genealogy and Local History House Histories

The Aurora Historical Society

www.aurorahistory.org

P. O. Box 905
Aurora, Illinois 60507
(630) 897-9029 (by appointment)

The Historical Society also has several of the City Directories, aerial views of the city, old county atlases, Sanborn Maps, and some house files.…  [more]

Genealogy and Local History House Histories


The Recorder of Deeds will have information pertaining to any deed or mortgage transactions. Their website features an interactive search function to locate your house records.

Kane County Clerk

www.co.kane.il.us/coc/
Kane County Government Center, Building B
719 S. Batavia Avenue…  [more]

Genealogy and Local History House Histories

Other Sources for House History Information City of Aurora Historical Preservation Commission

Their collections include the Sanborn Maps, and building permits.

The Sanborn Maps were compiled by the Sanborn Company for fire insurance purposes. The local Historical Preservation Commission has …  [more]

Genealogy and Local History House Histories

IV. How Can the Library Help Me Here? Genealogy/Local History Databases:

The first entry on the Genealogy Databases page is for the “Aurora
Genealogy” database which may have information about some of the past residents of your home.

The next …  [more]

Genealogy and Local History House Histories

III. How Can the Library Help Me Here?

 

Obituaries:

 

The Main Library’s Genealogy/Local History Department has microfilm for the Aurora Beacon News starting in 1848. as well as scattered runs of other Aurora newspapers through the years. Contained therein are …  [more]

Genealogy and Local History House Histories

II. How Can the Library Help Me Here?

 

Census Records:

 

Once again, these are located on the top floor of the Aurora Public Library Main facility in the Genealogy/Local History collection. We have Kane county census records for 1840, 1850, …  [more]

Genealogy and Local History House Histories

I. How Can the Library Help Me Here?

 

Compiling a list of former owners of your property is called establishing a “chain of title.” The library has some tools to help you determine who those past owners were.

City Directories:…  [more]

Genealogy and Local History House Histories

Where Can I Find the Answers to My Questions?
    Look for the original property abstract. Unfortunately, many have been lost through the years. Ask former owners of the property, and their children. Try your neighbors, and friends of former owners.
…  [more]

Genealogy and Local History House Histories

Before we begin, we would like to point out that the vast majority of instances where our patrons come in looking for this type of information (80 to 85%) are the direct result of odd occurrences taking place in the …  [more]

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