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How to Research A House in Kane County
A comprehensive review of sources for local house research. How to Research A House in Kane County covers resources available to you through city and county offices as well as sources available at the library.Sources at the library include:
Elgin Newspaper and
The Elgin Newspaper and Vital Record’s Index is a searchable database of articles from the Courier News and Daily Herald for articles concerning Elgin.
Illinois Digital Archives
Illinois Digital Archives is the library's online archive of historical Elgin photographs.
City of Elgin
Additional Online Sources
Cook County Assessor
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