Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Finding Your Chicago Ancestors

Finding Your Chicago Ancestors: A Beginner's Guide to Family History in the City and Cook County
by Grace DuMelle
Available at Lake County Public Libraray

For more information on Chicago Genealogy:

Grace Dumelle spoke at a Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society meeting recently. For a list of upcoming programs see the NWIG Society Web Site at .

Self-Service Facilities:

--Illnois Regional Archives Depository
at Northeastern Illinois Univeristy (IRAD)

--Family History Center in Wilmette, IL

2727 Lake Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091 (847) 251-9818

  • Good source for birth, marriage, and death records
  • Chicago Delayed Birth Indexes, 1871-1948
  • Chicago, Illinois Birth Corrections & Indexes, 1871-1915

Online Resources:

Birth Records Online

  • Chicago Public Schools Graduation Lists Board of Education Proceedings, 1933-34 to 1971-72

Marriage Records Online

Cemetery Records Online