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
Publications Union Corners Cemetery County 1860 Census Site Map
  Barnett Cemetery pictures County Church Records  
  Chief Yellowhead marker K3 Daily Journal Obit Index, 2003 - January 2016  

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  

February 6, 2016

"Historic VanMeter Cemetery" with Dave King

Local genealogist and historian, Dave King, has done extensive research on the VanMeter Cemetery in Bradley. He has confirmed 92 burials at the cemetery. During previous efforts to clean up the cemetery, tombstones were removed and a park with a playground with tennis courts were installed. King was instrumental in convincing the Village of Bradley to remove the fence and tennis courts with a promise to erect a proper memorial for those buried in the cemetery.

This program is free and open to the public. A short business meeting of the Society will follow. For more information, contact the Kankakee Public Library at 815.939.4564.

WFLD segment featuring Dave King


April 2, 2016

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom will speak on Immigration & Naturalization




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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