Local History & Genealogy

The Town and Country Public Library is pleased to offer local history and genealogy resources. Materials pertaining to local businesses, local school information, and extensive photograph collection, maps and plat surveys and 3-D artifacts are just some of the items available. Genealogy resources are also available including cemetery records, obituaries, Kane County Court and Probate records and historic Elburn newspapers on microfilm and online.

Access to the collection and related research services are available by appointment only. Please contact Amy Vidlak Girmscheid at agirmscheid@elburn.lib.il.us to make an appointment.


FamilySearch.org houses the largest library of free genealogy records with over 3.3 billion records and over 12 billion names.

Fold3 Historical Military Records

Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and documents of those who served in the military.

Local History & Genealogy Collections

Online Local History & Genealogy Resources

Free Local History & Genealogy Resources


Local History & Genealogy Services

Local History & Genealogy Programs

The Elburn Oral History Project

History Keepers

Family History Interest Group

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