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Our Chicago genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the various archives and libraries in Illinois, including:

  • Cook County Clerk of Court Archives
    Most popular archive in Chicago, includes births, marriages, and deaths since 1871
  • Cook County Circuit Court/Clerk Archives
    Probates/wills, estate course files, divorces
  • National Archives at Chicago
    Includes 1 million naturalization records (1840-1950), bankruptcies, ethnic records
  • Illinois State Archives
    Statewide death certificates (1916-1947) and indexes up to 1950, marriage index (1763-1900), land records, military records
  • Polish Genealogical Society of America
    Large collection of obituaries that are available only in person
  • Chicago Catholic Archdiocese Archives
    Catholic church records on closed parishes
  • Chicago Historical Society
    Not your typical historical society, but more a museum and archive. Includes numerous historical records and photographs
  • Universities, including Unviversity of Illinois at Chicago
    Birth certificates, court records, death certificates, coroner’s inquests, probates, wills, almshouse registers, homicides, naturalizations

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  • Libraries
    • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library (ALPL)
      Largest newspaper collection in Illinois. Over 172,000 books and pamphlets, 3,000 maps, and 1,200 periodicals. Indexes of birth, death, probate, land, and marriage records. County histories, surname indexes, cemetery inscriptions.
    • Illinois State Library
      Over 5 million items, including 200,000 maps
    • Chicago Public Library
      Newspapers, city directories, phone books
    • Newberry Library
      Largest family history library in the Midwest after the Allen County Public Library. Consists of 5 floors, one of which is twice the size of the Connecticut State Library and archives. Its vast collections include numerous records for Native American research.
    • Spertus Institute Library
      Jewish college library has copies of the Sentinel
    • Pritzker Military Library
      Over 40,000 volumes spanning all periods of history, countries, cultures/peoples, and branches of the United States military services.

We also have Illinois genealogists.

Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

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