DuPage Genealogy Data

DuPage Genealogy Data, compiled by DCGS volunteers, includes indexes to names from original records.

NEW as of June 2020

DuPage County Marriage Index 1839 to 1932

The index is available to our MEMBERS ONLY. Log in to the Member section then click on the Marriage Index link.

The DuPage County Marriage Index was initiated by DCGS member, Chuck Snail, about 1993. He dedicated several years to the creation of the index and verification of its data. Chuck, along with Rita Schneider and other DCGS volunteers coordinated their efforts with the staff of the DuPage County Clerk’s Records office. DCGS member, Bill Hendron, took over the Marriage Index Project in 2010. Bill’s first goal was to convert the spreadsheet index into a readable Access database. He removed all duplicates and noted any skipped or missing marriage records*. Bill compared his list with the Marriage Index at the Illinois Archives website. 

*There is a gap of 22 months where no records exist between Volumes 6SM and 7B, which may involve as many as 1095 records.

The old DuPage County marriage license records offer a wealth of information for the genealogical researcher. This marriage index, a PDF  file, includes 24,238 entries from Volumes A & B and Volumes 1 to 8, covering 1839 to 1932. Marriages are sorted by the grooms’ last name. To find a record for the bride, press CTRL + F, then type in the bride’s surname to search.

DuPage County Probate Index 1839 to 1972

This is a first-time release of the Probate and Administration Index of the Circuit Court of DuPage County. The index is available to our MEMBERS ONLY. Log in to the Member section then click on the Probate Index link.

DCGS volunteers indexed the probate log generated by the WPA during the 1930s and continuing in a subsequent volume to 1972. The index headings are box number, page/file number, names, executor or administrator, date of letters and filing date (if known). The index includes administrations, wills, conservatorships and guardianships. Many of the files are contained in boxes. If a box number is present in the index, that number is necessary to locate the file. If there is no box number, the file number is needed.

If a record is found in the index, the file can be obtained at the Circuit Court of DuPage County. You may write to request a photocopy of the file or visit the courthouse. As of 2017, the current cost for a copy of each document in the file is $2.00 for the first page then $.50 for each subsequent page. We suggest that you write for an estimate of the cost, sending a SASE for return mail. If you visit the Circuit Court, you may have to order the copy of the file then return another day to pick it up or have it mailed to you.

Circuit Court of DuPage County

505 County Farm Road

Wheaton, IL 60187



NON-MEMBERS  Request a search of the Probate Index for $10 using our easy online request form and checkout using PayPal┬« or print the request form, complete it and mail it with your payment to DCGS, P.O. Box 3, Wheaton IL 60187-0003. You can expect to receive a response within 10 days of receipt of your request. If an index entry is found you will receive all the details available to obtain the file from the Circuit Court of DuPage County. Payment covers the search but does not guarantee search results.

Military Records

World War I – Honor Roll – Naperville
The following is the Honor Roll of Men from Naperville who served in World War I. The source for this list is The Naperville Centennial book which was published by the Fort Payne Chapter NSDAR in 1931, and was prepared by the Centennial Historical Committee: Mabel Givler Goetz, Hannah Ditzler Alspaugh, Elizabeth Nichols Simpson, Etta Cooper Scott, Ella Horan Clancy, Mary Barbara Egermann, Oliver W. Stubler and Carl Hammersmith.

Naturalization Records

Please contact Chuck, the DCGS Corresponding Secretary at  requests@dcgs.org

Newspaper Abstracts

Genealogical Information from the Hinsdale Doings, compiled by Barbara Ryan.
These abstracts contain births, marriages, and deaths, and information from “gossip” columns. This includes “visits” that include a relationship or a different surname that includes the relationship, that is “… Mrs. John Smith of Buffalo, NY, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. John Brown, in Hinsdale.” Some listings are abstracts or full text. The date at the end of the listing is the date of the issue of the newspaper. The volume and number are shown at the first listing for the date. The symbol in an abstract indicates the information following was in a separate article in the same issue. Oak Forest Cemetery frequently cited in obituaries is the current Bronswood Cemetery located at 3805 North Madison Street, Oak Brook, Illinois. The newspapers are available on microfilm at Hinsdale Public Library but will not be loaned on interlibrary from there. The microfilm can be borrowed on interlibrary loan from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois.

  Hinsdale Doings Abstracts:

Abstracted from the Wheaton Illinoian newspaper.

100 Years Ago in DuPage, compiled by Patricia Sengstock.


The DuPage County Genealogical Society is an incorporated, 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our focus is on providing education for genealogists and assisting in preserving and making available local records of genealogical interest. Our mailing address is P. O. Box 3, Wheaton, IL, 60187.  

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