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Research Resources

Genealogy

  • ancestry.com

    Ancestry.com - In-Library Access

    PLEASE NOTE: Ancestry.com is available on computers at the library only. Please bring your library card with you.

    Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. 

  • Chicago Tribune

    Chicago Tribune

    The Chicago Tribune (1985-Present) provides complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded.

  • Chicago Tribune

    Chicago Tribune Historical Archives

    The Tribune Historical Archives includes 2.5 million obituaries and death notices from 1849-1992.Three million clippings for major events from the 1920's-1992. Entire front pages from 1900-1992.

  • Heritage Quest Online

    Heritage Quest Online

    Genealogical information covering America since the late 1700s. Collections include census images from 1790 to 1930; 25,000 family and local history books; Revolutionary War records; Freedman’s Bank Records; and the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) covering over 6,500 genealogical periodicals since 1800. It offers unique, complementary content to Ancestry Library Edition.