Genealogy Resources

The Algonquin Library offers many resources to help you with genealogical research. We offer a number of online resources along with materials that you can check out. We can also help you locate obituaries and order FHL microfilm. If you need more personal assistance, you may also contact one of our trained genealogy librarians for a 30 minute consultation.

Ancestry Library Edition
ProQuest has partnered with to create one of the most comprehensive genealogical collections available.  Search U.S. and International records including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records.

heritage-questHeritage Quest
Search census records, family and local history books, genealogy periodicals (PERSI), and Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications.

familysearch 2Family Search
One of the largest digital repositories of genealogical records from around the world including census, naturalization, and vital records.

tribune-proquestChicago Tribune 1849 - Present
Search the Tribune for obituaries, marriage notices, and articles about your ancestors and the world in which they lived.  

newbank-2Chicago Area Newspapers
Search the Chicago Sun-Times (1986-), the Daily Herald (1995-), the Northwest Herald (2005-) and over 100 other Illinois newspapers in full text.

worldcatWorldcat Catalog
Search libraries collections across the country for genealogical and local history books.

fold3byancestryWhile known for its excellent military collection, Fold3 also features resources for Native American research, as well as a wonderful collection of city directories, including Chicago from 1839-1923.

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