902 Game Farm Road
Yorkville, Illinois 60560
Map & Directions
Phone: 630-553-4354
Fax: 630-553-0823

Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 10am-7pm
Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: Closed

Local History/Genealogy

“Sometimes the seemingly most insignificant piece of information about someone can lead to something greater.”

Our  local history collection is located on the second floor of the library. Please request admittance to it at the adult reference desk.  Our collection is available to browse in this room with the exception of a few items that have been archived and require a special request to view.  The room also contains a computer for genealogy database searches and a microfilm reader.

Illinois State Genealogy Webinars

GENEALOGY & LOCAL HISTORY AT YPL

Obituary indexing project

The staff at the library has been working on indexing the obituaries from the Kendall County Record.  The following files are the years that have been completed so far.

KCR OBIT INDEX 1951-1970
KCR OBIT INDEX 1971-1980
KCR OBIT INDEX 1981-1990
KCR OBIT INDEX 1991-2000
KCR OBIT INDEX 2001-2010

Chapel on the Green presents local history of the building and area in these videos:

Congregation history #1       8:09 minutes:   http://youtu.be/Z_Tw021X4e8
Architectural design #2        5:30 minutes:  http://youtu.be/py_qlob-aIk
Building improvements #3  8:42 minutes:   http://youtu.be/EB4NdPz54gI
Pipe organ #4                         7:03 minutes: http://youtu.be/Dodr-Z5Lt5I
Bristol #5                                4:46 minutes:  http://youtu.be/88HZHH2VgQc