Collections & Research

The Archives Remain Closed
Due To Covid-19

The Aurora Historical Society Archives


The Aurora Historical Society Archives house the Society’s vast collection of Aurora and surrounding area artifacts.

Research Request

Thank you for your interest in contacting the Aurora Historical Society with your research question.  Because of the number of requests we receive and our limited staff resources, we must charge fees for research when your question cannot be readily answered.

Staff Research Fees
  • $10 per half hour for members of the Historical Society
  • $12 per half hour for non-members
  • Call  with information regarding your research request
Conduct your research at the History Museum
  • By Appointment, call (630) 897-9029 to schedule
  • On-site research: FREE to members and students
  • $10 per session for adult non-members
Available Resources
  • Kane County Probate Records
  • Aurora City Court Records
  • Cemetery Indexes
  • Aurora City Directories
  • Yearbooks for East and West Aurora High Schools, Aurora University, and select years at other schools
  • Extensive photo collection of Aurora
  • Marriage License Index
  • WWI and WWII Soldiers of Aurora
  • Now and Then Newspaper Article Index
  • Masonic Records
  • Index of Aurora photographers
  • People Files including some compiled genealogies

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