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How the ILGenWeb Started
In June, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Indiana Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more that one county, they could be located in the index. At the same time, some volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. Eventually, this was expanded to all states and all counties across the US.
My name is Joe Markovich. I am the coordinator for the ILGenWeb Dupage County Ilinois website. Submittals of historical; documents, photos, and just anything genealogial related are always welcome for publcation in this website. To volunteer to host an Illinois county contact the ILGenWeb state coordinator.To see more of my volunteer efforts on behalf of the UGenWeb, please visit the More Genealogy page in this web site.
Early History of DuPage County
In the early days the Illiniwek, and later the Miami, Iroquois, Sak, Fox , Kickapoo and Pottawatomi Indians lived in this area, rich in fish, game and vegetation. In 1673 Father Jacques Marquette and French explorer Louis Joliet came to the area, following the Illinois and DesPlaines rivers from the Mississippi. Trappers and traders came throughout the 1700s and early 1800s, the best known being a Frenchman by the name of DuPage. In 1800 he settled where the east and west branches of the river join. The first permanent settlement was made in the fall of 1830 and the spring of 1831. Read more about the History of DuPage County in excerpts from "A History of the County of Du Page, Illinois," 1857.
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I am unable to do your personal research. I do not live in Lee county or in Illinois and I do not have access to additional records. If you do not see the information you are seeking in this site, I do not have it as everything I have is posted in this site.
- Site navigation is through the tree on the left hand of the screen.
- The tree is arranged by topics and sub-topics, as in an outline.
- Sub-topics are accessible by clicking on any topic that has a "+" sign next to it.
- The graphic below shows the partial Historic Photos & Graphics (inactive) data topic in this website expanded by clicking on the "+" sign next to the Historic Photos & Graphics data topic. Note: Not all Historical Photos & Graphics are shown in the Historical Photos & Graphics below.
- There also is a Navigation Panel located in the center at the bottom of each page. The Navigation Panel enables the viewing of the first or last page of the DuPage site or to step thru the site one page at a time. The Navigation Panel (inactive) graphic is shown below.
The DuPage County website changed over to new coordinator and format and updated Thu Apr-14-2022 11:07
Comments, suggestions, and submittals are always welcome email Joe Markovich
Many thanks to County Coordinator Pat Sabin for her hard work and dedication to the DuPage Couny web site from 1999 - 2016