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:*[http://www.dcgs.org/genweb/ DuPage County Marriage Index ]20 June 1839 - 28 November 1861<br>Originally transcribed by the DAR from Record Book A in the DuPage County Clerk's office, and later compiled for publication by the [http://www.dcgs.org/dcgs.html DuPage County Genealogical Society]  
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Revision as of 20:13, 18 July 2011

DuPage County, Illinois
Map of Illinois highlighting DuPage County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Founded: January 4, 1817
County Seat Wheaton
Address DuPage County Courthouse
505 North County Farm Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187
(630) 407-5500
DuPage County Website

United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png DuPage County

DuPage County Information

County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for DuPage County are kept, see the DuPage County Courthouse page.

Quick Dates

                                     Beginning Dates for DuPage County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

Historical Facts

DuPage County is named for the small DuPage River that flows through the county.

Parent County

  • 9 February 1839: - Du Page County was created from Cook County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


To see a list of places in DuPage County, click on [Show] in the bar, above. The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

Wheaton Public Library has created a detailed list of historic towns in DuPage County on their website.


African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Archives and Libraries

  • Du Page County, Illinois genealogical records: located in Du Page County repositories; libraries, historical societies, colleges, etc; pub. 1992 FHL Book 977.324 A3s
  • Genealogical holdings of the Du Page LibrarySystem: as submitted by each library, September 1, 1975 FHL film 928168 Item 5, book 977.324 A3L
  • Bibliographies of genealogical materials available at Elmhurst Historical Society : and selected libraries in the Illinois Suburban Library System; pub. 1975 FHL film 928279 Item 4

Bible Records

A Family Bible belonging to the Hill family of Du Page County is included in an Ancestry database ($).[2]



Gotoarrow.png Find A Grave, list of cemeteries. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)

The DuPage County Genealogical Society (DPGS) has on-line indexes to cemeteries in the following townships:

  • Addison Township
  • Downers Grove and Lisle Township
  • York Township



Historical populations
Census Pop.
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.


1840 Pensioners
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. Washington, D.C., 1841. FHL 973 X2pc 1840; FHL 2321; digital version at Google Books. [See Illinois, DuPage County on page 186.]

Church History

Court Records


Funeral Homes


Mailing Lists

Message Boards


  • The History of DuPage County
    by the Board of Supervisors of DuPage County and C.W. Richmond
    Knickerbocker and Hodder, Publishers, Aurora, Illinois, 1877. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • The Stoddard Project

The Stoddard Project is an ambitious attempt to inventory and index genealogical and historical resources in all the DuPage County repositories initiatied by John Stoddard, for whom it is named. The two-part project includes a listing of reference works and the individual libraries that house them, plus an index of individuals named in those reference works. The project incorporates histories of the county and of individual towns, high school yearbooks, histories of individual churches, maps and plats, old city directories and telephone books, holdings of back issues of local newspapers, etc.

For more information about the Stoddard Project, see the DuPage County Genealogical Society web site.

Rededication of Hobson Pioneer Marker, Pioneer Park, Du Page County, Illinois: 2:30 P.M., October Twelfth, Nineteen Hundred Fifty-two. Hillside, Ill.: P. Troost Monument Co., 1952. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Land and Property

Family Maps of DuPage County, Illinois (2007) plats the land of many nineteenth-century DuPage County residents. The publisher's bookstore includes a free online surname index. FHL Book 977.324 E7b


Medical Records


Civil War

  • Civil War service men from DuPage County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of DuPage County.
- 33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
  • The DuPage County Genealogica Society (DCGS) provides a listing of all men from DuPage County who served in World War I. DCGS has also compiled an inventory of books and periodicals relating to the Naper Post 468 of the G.A.R.

Native Races

Naturalization and Citizenship

The DuPage County Genealogical Society has published an Index to the Naturalization Records of DuPage County.  The index covers 6,000 individuals, and includes the full name, date, locality, country of birth; and the date and port of entry into the United States (where available). Free online index.


Wheaton Public Library has created a Vital Records Index based on nineteenth-century Wheaton newspapers. As of 30 June 2011, the database appears to be undergoing construction.


Politics and Government

Probate Records



Libraries and Museums


Vital Records






  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 WorldCat 50140092, FHL Book 973 D27e 2002
  2. Illinois Miscellaneous Genealogical Records: From Counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope: Kentucky county, Mercer: Missouri county, Ralls. Evanston, Ill.: Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1946. Digital version at Ancestry ($).