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 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.

  • March 15, 2018 at 1 p.m. - Conference Planning Meeting

    Members, please come to the Kankakee Public Library 3rd Floor conference room to work on the 50th Anniversary Conference. We urge all members to attend to make this a great conference!

  • April 7, 2018 at 1 p.m. - Kankakee County Recorder, Lori Gadbois

    Lori Gadbois, Kankakee County Recorder, will speak about the records at the Recorder of Deeds office. She will also bring a few of the older books. in the 3rd floor conference room at the Kankakee Public Library. Free and open to the public.

  • KVGS 50th Anniversary Conference

    We will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary with a conference on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the Kankakee Public Library, 4th Floor in Kankakee.

  • KVGS Web Site Updates

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

  • 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 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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