Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society

Serving the Kankakee County  Area

P.O. Box 442, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914

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Society Information K3 County Cemeteries Web Projects & Databases Misc
Cemetery Information County records
Beebe Cemetery pictures Links
Leggtown Cemetery pictures County Township map
Mt Langham Cemetery pictures County Birth Records K3 County Church photos
Manteno State Hosp Cemetery KVGS Indexes Kankakee Postcards
Pilot Center Cemetery Ancestor Books Kankakee Photographs
Publications Union Corners Cemetery County 1860 Census Site Map
  Barnett Cemetery pictures County Church Records  
  Chief Yellowhead marker K3 Daily Journal Obit Index, 2003 - February 2017  
  St. Patricks Momence Cemetery 12-2016 KVGS Obituary Images 1-2017
  Momence Protestant Cemetery 1-18-2017  
  Shrontz Cemetery 1-18-2017  
  St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery 2-15-2017  
  Sherburnville Cemetery 2-15-2017  
Recent additions to the above links are in green (last 3 months)


  • The Kankakee Public Library has a local genealogist in the Genealogy Room every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. to help anyone with genealogical research.

  • Meetings are held at the Kankakee Public Library, 3rd floor meeting room, 1:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Meetings are free and open to the public.

  • April Meeting - One-on-One Assistance in the Genealogy Room

    April the 1st, at 1:00 p.m., in the 3rd floor meeting room of the Kankakee Public Library.

    On Saturday, April 1 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm, experienced genealogists will be available in the genealogy room on the third floor of the Kankakee Public Library to help, one on one, you with your genealogy research. Bring your materials with you (your laptop too, if you want.) Whether you need help with the online databases, church or cemetery research or climbing over a brickwall, we will be there to help. This help session is sponsored by the Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society and is open to the public. A short business meeting of the Society will follow the research help session.

  • New Book! St. Patrick's Catholic Church Records 1892-1942, Kankakee, Illinois. $36 plus $4.50 P&H

    St. Patrick's book
  • The Kankakee Public Library's video of Dave King's presentation on Van Meter Cemetery at our February meeting is now on YouTube.



Great links from our Quarterly & others

Site information for searching the military. http://www.justmilitaryloans.com/military-genealogy
A "how to" site for those new and also experienced to genealogy www.veritasprep.com/genealogy-resources-by-veritas-prep New
The indexed by name 1940 census for Bradley, IL is available on the Bradley Historical Society web site. www.bhsil.org

Kankakee County Genealogy Online ( Kankakee County Clerks Office ) Birth, death, and marriage dates.

Bradley Historical Society   New site by the Bradley Historical Society   Pictures & misc
!!!NEW!!! History of the Great Lakes States... Free online history library for the five states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin
A new resource                                              http://www.onlinesocialworkdegree.org/genealogy-resources
Locate graves                                                 http://findagrave.com/
Public Records Office of Northern Ireland:      www.proni.gov.uk/  
Castle Garden                                                www.castlegarden.org
Native American Genealogy                           www.accessgenealogy.com/native/
Minnesota Historical Society                          www.mnhs.org/genealogy  
Massachusetts Archives                                 www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcidx.htm  
U.S. Dept. of the Interior Bureau of Land Mgt. www.glorecords.blm.gov/  
See more genealogy at The Kankakee, IL  GenWeb Project

Learn more about Kankakee County at the Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Hot off the presses!!!

St. Patrick's Catholic Church Records 1892-1942, Kankakee, Illinois, $36 plus $4.50 P&H
First Presbyterian Church Records, Kankakee, IL, complete, $22 plus $3.50 P&H
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