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Chicago & Local Genealogy Resources


Chicago Ancestors
A project of the Genealogy and Local History section of the Newberry Library, this project is intended to help genealogists and local historians discover and share historical information about Chicago.
Chicago History Museum Research Center
Although not aimed at genealogy and family history, the Chicago History Museum does have a large collection of local history materials that can be useful to genealogists and family historians, such as city directories, newspapers and photographs.
Chicago Genealogical Society
Since 1967, this not-for-profit educational organization is devoted to collecting, preserving and perpetuating the records of our ancestors. Check out their links page for additional resources focusing on Chicago and the surrounding area.
Computer-Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI)
CAGGNI is an not-for-profit organization whose objectives are to assist its members in their genealogical research and using computers in this endeavor, by keeping its members informed on new technologies and techniques to support their research and providing genealogical and computer mentoring for its membership.
Cook County Vital Records Offices
The Genealogy Unit of the Cook County Clerk's Bureau of Vital Records provides non-certified versions of birth, death and marriage records for the purpose of genealogical research. Searchable records can be found online for Chicago and Cook County dating back to 1872.
Encyclopedia of Chicago
The online version of the Encyclopedia of Chicago contains over 1,700 entries covering all aspects of Chicago and the surrounding area.
Genealogy Online
Search genealogical records of historical Chicago and Cook County, Illinois dating back to 1872. This is a work in progress but alrady more that 6 million records are searchable. It was not mandatory in the State of Illinois for records to be filed with the Clerk's office until January 1, 1916 so records prior to that date may not exist.
Newberry Library
Collecting genealogy and local history materials since 1887, the  Staff at the Genealogy and Local History desk can help you explore the Newberry’s rich collections of family histories; local histories; censuses, probate, deed, court, tax, and cemetery records; military rosters; periodicals; genealogical guides; and reference works.
North Suburban Genealogical Society
Founded in 1975, this non-profit organization is based at the Winnetka Public Library and holds monthly meetings at the Northbrook Public Library.
Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society
Founded in 1977, this non-profit organization focuses on history and genealogy in Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights and the surrounding suburbs. Their major purposes are to promote the study of genealogy and history,  conduct programs and workshops, encourage preservations of private and public records, and assist members in the study of family history.
Wilmette Family History Center
A branch of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, the Wilmette Family History Center is staffed by volunteers and open to the public free of charge. Patrons are able to view films that are at the center including a large collection of Chicago and Cook County films; to use our computers to access subscription sites like and; and to ask our volunteers for help using the Family History Center's resources.


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