Getting Started

  • Ancestry Library Edition

    Ancestry Library Edition

    A premier genealogy resource. Includes U.S. and worldwide census, immigration, military and vital records collections. In library use only. To search census records and public directories from home, try HeritageQuest Online.

  • FamilySearch

    Free access to worldwide genealogical and historical records.

  • HeritageQuest Online

    HeritageQuest Online

    A genealogy and local history collection with access to the federal census 1790-1940, PERSI, Revolutionary War files, Freedman's Bank Records, and more. 

  • NCHS - Where to Write for Vital Records

    Use the National Center for Health Statistics' free website to learn how to order vital records from state vital records offices.

  • One-Step Web Pages

    Find immigration, census, and vital records using Steve Morse's one-step search pages.

  • USGenWebProject

    Search volunteer-maintained county pages to discover genealogical records and depositories.

Death & Cemetery Records

Illinois & Chicagoland Resources

Immigration & Ship Passenger Records

Naturalization Records