Genealogy and Local History Miscellaneous

Aurora War Correspondents Area Deaths 1882 Aurora 1853 Aurora Dead 1883 Aurora Deaths 1878 Aurora Deaths 1901 Aurora Deaths 1936 Centennial Index Deaths from the Aurora Guardian 1854 GAR Post 20 Deaths St. Nicholas Marriage Index War Veterans and Aurora …  [more]

Genealogy and Local History Newspapers on Microfilm

 

Aurora Beacon News 1848—present (some gaps exist) Aurora Blade Aug. 1882—Jul. 1896 Aurora Chronicle ? — Jul. 1861 (on the same reels with the Beacon for 1861) Aurora Daily Democrat Jan. 1892 Aurora Daily Express Aug. 1882—Dec. 1901 Aurora…  [more]

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

V. How Can the Library Help Me Here?

 
The Aurora Public Library’s historical collection may have additional
information about some of the more prominent former residents of your home. We have several city and county histories which include varying degrees …  [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]

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