We have genealogists who perform in-depth research in the Chicago Public Library in Chicago, Illinois.
The Chicago Public Library has many genealogical records including newspapers, city directories, and telephone books. Specific collections include:
- Afro-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Chicago Archives (1980-2003), historic records of African American ancestors
- Harris, Adlean Papers (1965-2005) documents black history and civil rights organizations.
- Husband, Lori Papers (1965-2003) African American genealogy, including three studies of genealogical information found in the “Chicago Defender” newspaper
- International Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave Ancestry Archives (1996-2002) documents the genealogy of former slaves
- Jones, Jeanne Boger Papers (1845-2000) contains her family genealogy, World War II black naval veterans of Great Lakes, and records of the Chicago chapter of the Idlewild Lot Owners Association, Inc.
- Patricia Liddell Researchers (PLR) Archives (1920-2006) includes over 10,000 funeral programs and surname indexes
- Turner, Glennette Tilley Papers (1978-2001) contains more than two decades of research on the Underground Railroad, including manuscripts, subject research files, programs, monographs, photographs and memorabilia. Also included are materials on the National Park Service.
- Wilson, Muriel Papers (1975-2000) includea research materials on African American history and genealogy, genealogical serials, and photographs
We’ll search records for you and email you digital images of what we find.
Research fees in the Chicago Public Library begin at $300 per project.
We also have Illinois genealogists.
To request in-depth research, request a research quote.