Area Libraries
Area Archives
Cook County Research
Illinois Research
U.S. Research
General Genealogy
Tools and Forms

Area Libraries

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Mount Prospect Public Library
Schaumburg Township District Library
Tony’s Genealogy Blog
Palatine Public Library
Indian Trails Public Library
Newberry Library
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Library
Illinois State Library
Allen County Public Library

Area Archives

Cook County Circuit Court Archives
Chicago History Museum
National Archives – Great Lakes Branch
Evangelical Lutheran Church of American (ELCA)
Archdiocese of Chicago
Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD)
Illinois State Archives
Wisconsin Historical Society
Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies
Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
Archive Grid

Cook County Research

Cook County Vital Records
Cook County Naturalizations, 1906-1929
Cook County Assessor – Property Search
Chicago Ancestors
Encyclopedia of Chicago
Chicago City Council Proceedings Files, 1833-1871
Cook County Coroner’s Inquest Record Index, 1872-1911
Chicago Police Department Homicide Record, 1870-1930
Chicago Street Renumbering and Name Changes, 1909 and 1911
Cook County and Illinois Databases at FamilySearch
USGenWeb – Cook County
Genealogy Trails – Cook County

Illinois Research

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900
Illinois Statewide Death Index, pre-1916
Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950
Illinois Vital Records
Public Domain Land Tract Sales
Servitude and Emancipation Records
Veterans’ History Project
Illinois War of 1812 Veterans
Illinois Winnebago War Veterans
Illinois Black Hawk War Veterans
Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls
Illinois Civil War Veterans Serving in the U.S. Navy
Illinois Civil War Veterans of Missouri Units
Illinois Spanish American War Veterans
1929 Illinois Roll of Honor
Illinois Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home Residents, 1887-1916
Federal Township Land Plats of Illinois, 1804-1891
Illinois Historical Statutes
Illinois State Historical Society

U.S. Research

National Archives (NARA)
National Archives Catalog
Access to Archival Databases
United States Statutes at Large
Census enumerator instructions, 1850-1950
Library of Congress
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Collection
BLM General Land Office Patent Search
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections

General Genealogy

Cyndi’s List
FamilySearch Research Wiki
US Gen Web
Genealogy Trails
Olive Tree Genealogy
History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy
Getting Started with Genealogy on the Web


Dead Fred
Family Old Photos
Dating Old Photographs
Miscellaneous Collection


United States Newspaper Program
Chicago Tribune Archives
Chicago Sun Times Archives
Chronicling America


Find A Grave
Billion Graves
Graveyards of Illinois
Illinois Cemetery Locations
Chicago Cemetery Photos
1933 Cook County Cemetery Map
Obituary Central


Chicago and North Western Historical Society
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Historical Society
National Railway Historical Society
Milwaukee Road Archives
Illinois Railway Museum
A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum
Fox River Trolley Museum
Galesburg Railroad Museum
John W. Barriger III National Railroad Museum
Pullman Employee Records (Chicago)

Tools and Forms

Bouvier’s Law Dictionary
Soundex Converter
Free Forms on Ancestry
Fan Charts
Stephen P. Morse One-Step Pages
Babelfish Translation Tool
Beolingus (German Translation Tool)