The Will County Office containing the Property Records, moved into a smaller space and many of the record books that used to be available, were moved off the floor to the Will County Archives where they are now inaccessible to the public. Records are on microfilm, and some may already be digitized; however, public is denied direct access. Reclaim the Records 1)Reclaim The Records is a not-for-profit activist group that uses state Freedom of Information laws to obtain copies of genealogical and archival data sets from government agencies, state libraries, and municipal archives. They then make the data available to the public for free, without any copyrights, usage restrictions, or paywalls. You can learn more about them and sign up for their free e-mail newsletter on their website at https://www.ReclaimTheRecords.org/ or follow them on Twitter at @ReclaimTheRecs. has placed these records on their “to-do-list” where they plan on contesting the restrictions placed on these records by requesting them through FOIL (Freedom of Information Law), get access to them, and have them digitized and freely shared online for all the public.

Currently, all that is available online for Will County Property Records is the following 1878 list of real estate owners.

1878 Real Estate Owners

The following list of real estate owners was extracted from History of Will County, Illinois Wm. LeBaron, Jr., & Co. 1878 by Margie Glenn.

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1.Reclaim The Records is a not-for-profit activist group that uses state Freedom of Information laws to obtain copies of genealogical and archival data sets from government agencies, state libraries, and municipal archives. They then make the data available to the public for free, without any copyrights, usage restrictions, or paywalls. You can learn more about them and sign up for their free e-mail newsletter on their website at https://www.ReclaimTheRecords.org/ or follow them on Twitter at @ReclaimTheRecs.