The History of Kane County, Illinois is a 2 volume set published in 1908 by the R.
Waite and Frank Joslyn. This history is an important research tool and is one of
the most frequently cited resources used by those researching Kane County families.
The original volume was comprised of 2 distinct volumes, with the first highlighting
communities and history of numerous villages, cities and townships of Kane County.
The second volume contains biographies of many Kane County residents. Over 23,000
names are contained in the 1780 pages of this publication.
In order to make this resource available again, the Kane County Genealogical Society
is honored to offer both the volumes on a fully searchable digital image of the book
This volume, available only on CD-ROM, allows for a simple search of
· Location, or
· Word Phrase.
Unlike other digital images, searches conducted using the KCGS prepared image will
be linked directly to the page on which the search request appears. There is no need
to read through copious quantities of text to find the desired information.
Text and graphics are clearly and easily printed to any ink jet or laser printer.
The CD version of this volume allows the researchers to obtain page copies without
damaging the bindings of the original book.
Click on the link below for a publication order form.