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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  Our collection is available to browse in this room with the exception of a few items that have been archived and require a special request to view.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. Databases available to search only when at the Library are Ancestry and Family Search.

Obituary indexing project

The staff and the Friends of the Library have been working on indexing the obituaries from the Kendall County Record.  The following files are the years that have been completed.

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

KCR OBIT INDEX 2011-2020

Family Search

We are considered a Family Search Affiliate Library. When a patron is physically at our library and signs in or creates a free account at they will have access to thousands of restricted records for genealogy research.

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

Congregation history #1       8:09 minutes:
Architectural design #2        5:30 minutes:
Building improvements #3  8:42 minutes:
Pipe organ #4                         7:03 minutes:
Bristol #5                                4:46 minutes:

Useful links for research

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