Today’s post in about Chicago Genealogy Sources. In the 1880s, each of my eight great-grandparents decided to emigrate not just to the United States, but to Chicago. They came from Norway, Sweden, Austria, Prussia (now Poland), and Scotland, and with one exception, they met and married their future spouses in Chicago.
Chicago’s success as a vibrant city owes much to the incredible number of immigrant forebears, who came from virtually all points of the globe, like my great-grandparents, to build a better life for themselves and their families.
I’m getting ready for my Jamboree session on doing Chicago genealogical research from afar. In the next few weeks, I’ll be posting information about various Chicago ethnic genealogy resources to consider. And since I’m a librarian, I’ll put them up alphabetically.
Please note: The lists are meant to include resources other than the ones found at the big genealogical sites like FamilySearch, Ancestry, Fold3, and the like. And the lists are by no means exhaustive, so please let me know about additions, corrections, omissions.
Here are the entries for my Chicago genealogy resources:
If there is a record type or ethnicity or other facet of Chicago research I can highlight in future posts, please let me know here.