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10 Dec 2015

Explore Chicago Collections Online

The brand-new Explore Chicago Collections online portal unites Chicago's many archival collections, providing genealogists with greater access to Chicago history. Explore Chicago Collections online with this free portal containing a search engine and record-finding tool for Chicago primary sources and archives.. Explore Chicago Collections online lets researchers, genealogists, teachers, students, and the public search in one [...]

22 Oct 2013

Mapping 1890 German Ancestry is Tuesday’s Tip

Natives of the Germanic Nations from the 1890 Census Today's post is about mapping 1890 German ancestry in the U.S. There are more Americans of German extraction living in this country today than any other ethnicity. At least seven million German natives emigrated to the United States between 1800 [...]

27 Sep 2013

Hidden Truths: Mapping the City Cemetery in Chicago for Follow Friday

Hidden Truths: Mapping the City Cemetery in Chicago is a wonderful site by Pamela Bannos, a researcher who was curious about a why there was a large tomb for the Couch family in Lincoln Park. Performing dogged research through many archives, including Northwestern, Chicago History Museum, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Park District [...]