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 25-Jun-2015
Publications Union Corners Cemetery County 1860 Census Site Map
  Barnett Cemetery pictures County Church Records  
  Chief Yellowhead marker 8-Jun-2015 K3 Daily Journal Obit Index 2003 - 2015  

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 afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. to help anyone with genealogical research  
Future Meetings!   At the Kankakee Library, 3rd floor meeting room, 1:00 pm, unless otherwise noted  

Aug 1, 2015

"Genealogy Roadshow Solves Mystery Author's Family Mystery" with Gail Lukasik.

Although Ms. Lukasik writes murder mysteries, there was a family mystery she was never able to solve. When PBS' Genealogy Roadshow solicited applicants with family mysteries related to New Orleans and with historical relevance, she sent them her family mystery. The show was so intrigued by her family's story, they sent a film crew to Libertyville to tape her, and then filmed her and her family in St. Louis where they revealed her mother's life-changing secret. Ms.Lukasik will discuss her experiences from the initial application to the final reveal, as well as the research that went into her family discovery. Even after the show aired, the story is still unfolding adding many surprising twists to her family's story.

This program is free and open to the public. A short business meeting of the Society will follow.



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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