Wednesday, September 12, 2007

National Archives--Great Lakes Region, Chicago News

What Can You Get at the National Archives?

  • Historical records dating from 1800 to the 1990s
  • Federal population censuses for all States, 1790-1930
  • Some pre-1900 military service and pension records
  • Bounty land warrant applications
  • Selected passenger arrival records and indexes for vessels arriving at various U.S. ports
  • Naturalization index for parts of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin
  • Indian censuses for Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin

If you plan to do
microfilm or genealogy research,
call ahead
to reserve a microfilm reader 773-948-9020.

Web Site
Prepare for your visit by reviewing the NARA's Great Lake Region web site:


Weekdays, 8a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
First Saturday of the month, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

7358 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, Illinois 60629-5898

The Chicago facility is located about 15 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, 30 miles southeast of O'Hare International Airport, and 2 miles southeast of Midway Airport. The facility entrance is on 75th Street, one-eighth mile west of the intersection of South Pulaski Road and West 75th Street.

By Car
The facility is about 5 miles south of the Pulaski Road exit on the Stevenson Expressway (I-55), 5 miles west of the 79th Street exit on the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94), and 7 miles north of the Cicero Avenue exit on the Tri-State Tollway (I-294).

Before You Go!
The Lake County Public Library has the census information for all the states, some naturalization records, passengers ship lists and vital records through its trio of genealogy computer databases and extensive book collection. You may not need to visit the archives to get the information you need. Call 769-3541 ~ ext. 336, to make an appointment with the Indiana Librarian. We are also offering a genealogy computer class on Tuesday, October 2nd from 10 a.m. until noon. Come and learn more about the extensive genealogy information available through your library.