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Source Information

Ancestry.com. DeKalb County, Illinois Naturalizations, 1800-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data:

DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder [Ill.], comp. DeKalb County Naturalization Index, 1800-1999; DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder, Sycamore, Illinois, 2012.

About DeKalb County, Illinois Naturalizations, 1800-1999

This database is an index to naturalizations for immigrants in DeKalb County, Illinois, between 1800-1999. For each entry you will find:

  • name
  • naturalization date
  • link to purchase a copy of the record from DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder

How to Use These Records

Requesting a copy of the record from the county clerk’s office is a good next step. The actual record will include more details than can be found in this index. Once you locate a record of interest, you can click through to the DeKalb County Clerk’s website and order the copy online for a fee. Once you’ve placed your order you’ll be able to immediately download the record in a .zip file. For more information, visit the DeKalb County Genealogy Online website.

Historical Background

DeKalb County, Illinois, was incorporated March 4, 1837. Named for the Alsace baron Johann de Kalb, who fought alongside Washington in the American Revolutionary War, DeKalb County was originally part of Kane County. Settlers began arriving in the area in the mid-1830s, and by 1840 there were more than 300 households enumerated in the county. The rolling prairies made it an attractive destination for farmers.

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