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Ancestry Library Edition
    Ancestry Library Edition gives instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States census; military records; court, land, and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more. This database is only available in the Library.

Chicago Tribune Historical (1849-1987) (Login required - click here)
    This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Chronicling America: National Digital Newspaper Program

Cyndi’s List

DuPage County Genealogical Society

Elgin Genealogical Society

Ellis Island


Find a Grave

Genealogy Trails

HeritageQuest Online (Login required - click here)
    Trace your roots, examine the events and people that shaped your city and state, study the development of settlements and early businesses in your area and more. HeritageQuest contains 7,500,000 pages of research materials. Genealogy & Local History Online makes it easy to learn about the struggles and achievements of earlier generations, and the times and lives of their ancestors. Comprehensive bibliographic records contain vital documentation on family lineage and the cultural aspects of the immigration and migration of America.

History of the Great Lakes States

Illinois State Archives

National Archives at Chicago

Newberry Library