DuPage County Genealogical Society
DuPage County Genealogical Society

DuPage Genealogy Data

DuPage Genealogy Data, compiled by DCGS volunteers, includes indexes to names from original records.
NEW as of July 2017
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
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.

DuPage Families: 
DuPage Families is a collection of data about people who lived and died in DuPage County Illinois. Tombstone inscriptions and photographs are included for each entry. Some entries also include newspaper obits and articles, census data and other genealogical data.
Access DuPage Families, here , or in the menu, under Research Resources, click on DuPage Genealogy Data.
  • Scroll down past DuPage County Probate Index 1839-1972  to the DuPage Families link at https://dcgs.org/tng/.
To search DuPage Families,
  • Enter Last Name and First Name in the search boxes provided.
  • Click on Advanced Search to see 13 types of criteria available.
  • Click on Surnames for a list of the 30 most popular surnames in the index and quick access to list all surnames alphabetically.
To upload photos of tombstones:
  • Login
  •  Once you're logged in, click the "Administration" link, then the "media" link. Then click the "add new" button to get started. Fill in the "media file" section, then go down to the "media information" section.  There's a drop-down menu next to "Tree". It may default to "All Trees", but click the down arrow and select "Cemetery". Then the next field "cemetery" is where you find the cemetery you're interested in.
If you have questions or comments, or would like to volunteer to help with data collection and/or entry, please contact Bill, the DCGS DuPage Families Administrator at  requests@dcgs.org

Funeral Home Project:
Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Wheaton, Illinois; formerly known as Hannerhoff Funeral Home.
Book 1 - Covers 7 Sept. 1943 through 5 April 1951: Scanned by Weldon Johnson and transcribed by Jeanmarie Walsh, Judy Gaddess, David L. Beckwith, Walter and Judith Luthin, Bill Hendron, Jeffrey Bockman, Weldon Johnson and Conrad H. Wilcox.
Marriage Records:
Marriage License Indexes for DuPage County, Illinois 1839-1861.
Originally transcribed by the DAR, the records were published in the DCGS quarterly, The Review, Summer 1989 and Summer 1990. The index includes the 1,984 marriages between 20 June 1839 and 28 November 1861 listed in RECORD BOOK A in the DuPage County Clerk’s Office.
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:
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.