Membership lists can show family and neighbors who worshipped together.
The Cornsilk, the Genealogical Society of De Kalb's newsletter, has histories and abstracted records of many early De Kalb church congregations.
*Incomplete birth and death records Digital images of birth, marriage, death and naturalization records are available at the De Kalb County Clerk's De Kalb County Genealogy Online website.
There is no cost to search the index, but you must first create an account. For further information about where other records for De Kalb County are kept, see the De Kalb County Courthouse page.
The Cornsilk, the Genealogical Society of De Kalb's newsletter, contains abstracted local records and information about research in De Kalb County.
Explore an online index to the Cornsilk courtesy of the Genealogical Society of De Kalk County, Joiner History Room.
Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy. Explore more about the De Kalb Family History Center.
The De Kalb Family History Center is located in Sycamore. The Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD), managed by the Illinois State Archives, houses the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. Cortland, IL 60112Phone: 1–815-756-7274 E-Mail: [email protected] Kalb Public Library309 Oak Street De Kalb, Illinois 60115Phone: 1–815-756-9568 Genoa Public Library232 West Main Street Genoa, IL 60135Phone: 1–815–784-2627 Hinkley Public Library District100 N. Malta, Illinois 60150Phone: 1–815–825-2525 Somonauk Public Library District 700 E.
See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.
Church records may contain birth, marriage and death information.
Sycamore Public Library 103 East State Street Sycamore, Illinois 60178 1–815–895-2500 De Kalb County Historical and Genealogical Society PO Box 295Sycamore, IL 60178E-mail:[email protected] Mutiliple databases are available through the county historical society. Searches can be done for births 75 years or older, marriages 50 years or older, deaths 20 years or older, and naturalizations 100 years or older.
The staff will do limited research for the cost of copies only. Of particular interest is their obituary index, military indexes, and their index to the county genealogical society periodical, The Cornsilk. A copy of the original records can be order online for a fee.
In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.