Research

Visitor Information

Interested in doing research on local history, family genealogy, building/property, or local businesses? Are you looking for historic photographs to adorn your business, office or home? The Geneva History Museum Archives provides these opportunities.
Research

The Geneva History Museum Archives and Reading Room is located in the lower level of the Museum and is open to researchers by advanced appointment only.

Appointments may be made Tuesday through Friday from 11 am to 3pm. To schedule an appointment, please call the Archivist at 630-232-4951 or e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please review our Research Request Form and Fees prior to scheduling an appointment.

Photographic Reproduction

The Geneva History Museum holds an extensive array of historic photographs pertaining to Geneva including buildings, people, and places. Here is a small sample of photographs from our collection.

Historic photographic prints or scanned reproductions are available for purchase. See Image Reproduction Fees for more information. If you are interested in photographic reproductions, please schedule an appointment with the Archivist at 630-232-4951 or e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Genealogical Research

The Kane County Genealogical Society (KCGS) is situated in the lower level of the Geneva History Museum and are available on Thursday afternoons. They can be reached at:
Kane County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 504
Geneva IL 60134
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