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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.
Free access to worldwide genealogical and historical records.
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.
Search volunteer-maintained county pages to discover genealogical records and depositories.
A Look at Cook
Indexes Cook County U.S. censuses from 1870-1940. Also links to the Chicago Historical Society's Polk directories for 1928-1929, and 1909 and 1911 Chicago street name changes.
CAGGNI-Computer-Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois
Check out great genealogy tips, links and a guide to regional genealogy library resources around the Chicago area.
Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Archives
Search over 500,000 naturalization petitions filed with the court from 1871 to 1929.
Cook County Genealogy Online
Search for birth certificates (75 years or older), marriage licenses (50 years or older) and death certificates (20 years or older). Free registration required.
DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society
Search a variety of genelogical databases for DuPage County.
Illinois State Archives Online Databases
Search across databases including statewide marriages, military records and land sales.
Linkpendium-Illinois Genealogy and Family History
Check out hundreds of Illinois and county-specific genealogical websites.
Naperville Family History Center
Research assistance, classes, and access to many fee-based databases via the Family History Center portal.
Before you visit the Newberry, read about their genealogy resources and collection guides.
Search eleven million records of immigrants who passed through the U.S.’s first official immigration center from 1820 to 1892.
Die MAUS: Family History and Genealogical Society of Bremen--Bremen Passenger Lists
Search over 738,000 departure records from the port of Bremen from 1920 to 1939. The Bremen Lists also contain the names of many Slovak immigrants.
Digital Danish Archives
Includes transcriptions of 394,000 emigration records from Denmark between 1868 and 1908 compiled by the Copenhagen Police.
Search the index of immigrants who came through Ellis Island from 1892 to 1924 for free. [You must register and pay to view the full record.] Or use Stephen Morse's easy one-step search form to search the Ellis Island database.
Find Your Roots in Germany
Select “Passenger Lists” from the menu for a comprehensive guide to online and print sources, including the Bremen and Hamburg lists.
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
Search over 5,000 ship passenger lists by date, ship name, port of arrival and by surname.
Find information on ships, passenger departure lists from 1825 to 1925, and passenger arrivals published in U.S. newspapers.
Olive Tree Genealogy
Search over 2, 500 transcribed ship passenger lists for free.
The Ships List
Locate passenger lists as well as information about steamship lines.
Visit the National Archives' genealogy page for information about its census, naturalization, immigration, and military records.
Online Searchable Naturalization Indexes and Records
The German Roots website provides an excellent guide to understanding and locating naturalization records.
United States Citizenship and Information Services
The USCIS has naturalization files from 1906 to 1956. Download the Genealogy brochure for information on how to request records.
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