Today’s post in about Chicago Genealogy Resources. 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 genealogy research from afar. Following are links to the Chicago genealogy resources I recommended.
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 recommended Chicago genealogy resources:
Digital collections at The Newberry Library, Chicago History Museum (formerly the Chicago Historical Society), Chicago Public Library and others are included.
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. Happy researching in these Chicago genealogy resources for your ancestors and relatives.