This post contains links to free Chicago genealogy resources, including materials organized by ethnicity and other groups. Stay tuned as I update these Chicago genealogy resources for researchers in 2023.
That cool photograph above, by the way, is the Chicago Coliseum at 1513 South Wabash Avenue in 1912, from the Library of Congress.
Free Chicago Genealogy Resources Online
Digital collections at The Newberry Library, Chicago History Museum (formerly the Chicago Historical Society), Chicago Public Library, ethnic libraries and archives, and others are included.
Free Chicago Genealogy Resources by Race and Ethnicity
Between my own family research and my new webinar, Chicago Genealogy Research From Afar, here are links to Chicago genealogy resources beyond the major genealogical research sites. Updating in progress for each of these posts.
Chicago Genealogy Resources Webinar
Is your group interested in a webinar on Chicago genealogy research? Did your ancestors settle in Chicago, but you live in another location? Or maybe you’re right at home in Chicagoland? Were your Chicago ancestors native to Illinois? Were they immigrants, like my family? Did they arrive as part of the Great Migration? Discover essential and unusual records for your Chicago ancestors in this webinar. For dates and rates, contact me at this link.
And happy searching for your Chicago ancestors!