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All eResources require a 14-digit Northbrook Public Library card number for access. Questions? Call the library at (847) 272-6224.

Northbrook Historical Society and History Museum 1776 Walters Ave. | Northbrook, IL 60062 | (847) 498.3404

Mission is to collect, preserve, and disseminate documents related to the history of the Village of Northbrook.

Wilmette Family History Center 2727 Lake Ave. | Wilmette IL 60091 | (847) 251.9818

The Center is a branch of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  Houses a large collection of Chicago and Cook County records and has over 3.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records from all over the world.   The Center is staffed by volunteers who assist in using the Center's resources.

Winnetka Public Library – Katharine Greeley Genealogical Collection 768 Oak St. | Winnetka IL 60093 | (847) 446.7220

Contains over 6,000 volumes that include manuscripts, magazine, microfilm, microfiche, CD-ROMS and computer databases.  Information includes information primarily about states from the Atlantic to the west bank of the Mississippi River.

Newberry Library – Genealogy Collection 60 W. Walton St. | Chicago IL 60610 | (312) 235.3666

Collection includes over 17,000 published genealogies; local history collections from U.S., Canada, and the British Isles; military records covering the colonial war through the Civil War; and many other resources.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library 500 N. Dunton | Arlington Heights IL 60004 | (847) 870.3643

Extensive genealogy collection, staffed by volunteers to assist with family research.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) – Great Lakes Region 7528 South Pulaski Rd | Chicago IL 60629 | (773) 948.9001

One of 14 NARA facilities with public access to Federal archival records dating from 1800 to the 1990’s.  Holdings include records from Federal agencies and courts in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Allen County Public Library 900 Library Plaza | Fort Wayne IN 46802 | (260) 421.1252

More than 350,000 printed volumes and over 500,000 items of microfilm and microfiche, including family histories; census records;  city directories; passenger lists’ military records; U.S. local records; Native American records; African-American Records; collections from Canada, British Isles, and Germany; and one of the largest English language genealogy and local history periodical collections in the world.

Cyndi’s List

Comprehensive site with over 60,000 links in 120 categories.


Website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS).  Contains genealogical information from all over the world.

International Tracing Service Archive (ITS)

Contains information on approximately 17.5 million victims of Nazism, both Jews and non-Jews.  Requests for information are handled by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum using an online request form or by using a paper request form that can be printed and mailed or faxed.

USGenWeb Project 

The USGenWeb Project consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.

Family Chronicle

A genealogical magazine for people researching family trees, family history, their heritage, and genealogy roots.  Published six times a year.

Family Tree Magazine

A publication about genealogy and family with resource guides for specific ethnicities.  Published seven times a year.

North Suburban Genealogical Society 1776 Walters Ave., Northbrook, Illinois.

Meetings are held monthly (except December) on Saturday afternoons, at the Northbrook Historical Society, 1776 Walters Ave., Northbrook, Illinois.  The Society's newsletter is published six times a year and mailed to subscribers.


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