Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society

Serving the Kankakee County  Area

P.O. Box 442, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914

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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 Centennial Indexes Kankakee Postcards
Publications Pilot Center Cemetery Ancestor Books Kankakee Photographs
  Union Corners Cemetery County 1860 Census Kankakee Unidentified Photographs
  Barnett Cemetery pictures County Church Records Vintage Newspapers
  Chief Yellowhead marker K3 Daily Journal Obit Index, 2003 - 2018 Site Map
  St. Patricks Momence Cemetery KVGS OBITUARY IMAGES  
  Momence Protestant Cemetery
  Shrontz Cemetery 
  St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery    
  Sherburnville Cemetery    
  Mount Calvary Cemetery to 1945 5-4-2017    


  • The Kankakee Public Library has a local genealogist in the Genealogy Room every Tuesday, Wednesday, 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 conference room, 1:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Meetings are free and open to the public.

  • July 19th, 2018 at 1 p.m. - Celebration Planning Meeting

    Members, please come to the Kankakee Public Library 3rd Floor conference room to work on the 50th Anniversary Celebration. We urge all members to attend to make this a great experience! Upcoming planing meeting dates are August 2nd, and August 9th.

  • KVGS 50th Anniversary Celebration!

    The Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society invites everyone to share in our 50th Anniversary on Saturday, August 11, 2018, on the 4th Floorat the Kankakee Public Library.

    Presentations by:

    • Jack Klasey, "Kankakee County 1853-1900"
    • Phil Angelo, "Kankakee County in the Civil War"
    • Mary Buhr, "Iroquois County records prior to 1853".

    Many organizations in the county have been invited and will be providing information about their organization. Also, publications will be available for purchase. Lunch & cupcakes are included in the registration fee. For details and registration, see the Registration Form.

  • KVGS Web Site Updates

    For the latest updates to this website, please look at the updates page.

  • The Kankakee Public Library's video of Dave King's presentation on Van Meter Cemetery 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.

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