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]
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]
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
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]