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Archives and Libraries

National Archives
Great Lakes Region
7358 S. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60629-5898
Phone: (773)948-9001
Fax: (773)948-9050
E-mail: chicago.archives@nara.gov
Web: archives.gov/great-lakes/chicago/
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin

Rock Island Historical Society Library
822 11th Avenue
Moline, Illinois 61265-1221
Phone: (309)764-8590
Web: www.richs.cc/library.html

Charleston Carnegie Public Library
712 Sixth St.
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: (217)345-4913
Fax: (217)348-5616
E-mail: crngenealogy@yahoo.com
Web: charlestonlibrary.org/page8.html

Illinois State Archives
Margaret Cross Norton Building
Capital Complex
Springfield, IL 62756
Phone: (217)782-4682
Fax: (217)524-3930
Web: cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html

Newberry Library
Local and Family History Section
60 W. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60610-3305
Fax: (312)255-3658
Web: www.newberry.org/genealogy/

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
112 N. 6th St.
Springfield, IL 62701-1507
Phone: (217)524-7216
Fax: (217)785-6250
Web: http://www.alplm.org/

Illinois State Library
300 S. Second St.
Springfield, IL 62701-1796
Phone: (217)785-5600
Web: cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/

Genealogical Societies

Bureau County Genealogical Society
629 S. Main Street
Princeton, IL 61356-2012
Phone: (815)879-3133
Web: rootsweb.com/~ilbcgs/

Champaign County Genealogical Society
210 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3283
Phone: (217)367-4025
Web: rootsweb.com/~ilccgs/

Chicago Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1160
Chicago, IL 60690-1160
Web: www.chgogs.org

Coles County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 592
Charleston, IL 61920-0592
Web: rootsweb.com/~iltccgs/

DuPage County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 3
Wheaton, IL 60189-0003
Web: www.dcgs.org/

Edgar County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 304
Paris, IL 61944-0304
Phone: (217)463-402
Web: www.comwares.net/ecgl/ecgs.html

Elgin Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1418
Elgin, IL 60121-1418
Web: www.elginarea.org/egs/page1.html

The Genealogical Forum of Elmhurst
120 E. Park Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Web: www.elmhurstexpress.com/FORUM/

Fox Valley Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 5435
Naperville, IL 60567-5435
Web: rootsweb.com/~ilfvgs/

Fulton County Historical and Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 583
Canton, IL 61520-0583

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois
John A. Logan College
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, IL 62918-9599
Web: rootsweb.com/~ilgssi/

Illinois State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 10195
Springfield, IL 62791-0195
Phone: (217)789-1968
Web: www.rootsweb.com/~ilsgs/

Jacksonville Area Genealogical and Historical Society
416 South Main Street
Jacksonville, IL 62650-2904
Web: rootsweb.com/~iljaghs/

Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 442
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Web: www.kvgs.org/

Lake County Genealogical Society
1170 N. Midlothian Rd.
Mundelein, IL 60060
Web: rootsweb.com/~illcgs/

La Salle County Genealogical Guild
115 W. Glover St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
Web: www.lscgg.org/

Madison County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 631
Edwardsville, IL 62025-0631
Web: rootsweb.com/~ilmadcgs/

McHenry County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 184
Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0184
Web: www.mcigs.org/

McLean County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 488
Normal, IL 61761
Web: www.mcgs.org/

North Suburban Genealogical Society
768 Oak St.
Winnetka, IL 60093-2583
Web: www.wpld.alibrary.com/nsgs.asp

Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists
P.O. Box AC
Mount Prospect, IL 60056-9019
Web: teresamcmillin.com/

South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society
3000 West 170th Place
Hazel Crest, IL 60429-1174
Phone: (708) 335-3340
Email: ssghs@usa.net
Web: www.rootsweb.com/~ssghs/

St. Clair County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 431
Belleville, IL 62222-0431
Web: www.stclair-ilgs.org/

Stephenson County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 514
Freeport, IL 61032
Web: rootsweb.com/~ilstephe/HISTORYandMUSEUMS/GenSociety.html

Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society
P.O. Box 312
Pekin, IL 61555-0312
Web: www.tcghs.org/

Will/Grundy County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 24
Wilmington, IL 60481-0024
Web: www.wggs.org/

Zion Genealogical Society
2400 Gabriel Ave.
Zion, IL 60099

Historical Societies

Chicago Historical Society
1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614-6071
Phone: (312)642-4600
Web: www.chicagohistory.org/

Illinois State Historical Society
210 1/2 S. Sixth St. Suite 200
Springfield, IL 62701-1503
Phone: (217)525-2781
Web: www.historyillinois.org/

Church Records

BAPTIST

American Baptist Historical Society
P.O. Box 851
Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851
Web: www.abc-usa.org/abhs/

LUTHERAN

The Library of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
8765 West Higgins Rd.
Chicago, IL 60631
Phone: (800)638-3522
Web: www.elca.org/library/

METHODIST

Illinois Great Rivers Conference Archives
MacMurry College
Henry R. Pfeifer Library

447 E. College Ave.
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Web: www.gcah.org/Conference/umac/igrc.htm

Garrett Theological Seminary
2121 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847)866-3900
Web: www.garrett.northwestern.edu/

ROMAN CATHOLIC

Archives of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Archives and Records Center
711 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL. 60661
Phone: (312)831-0711
Web: archives.archchicago.org/

Ethnic Resources

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

Chicago Public Library
Carter G. Woodson Regional Library
Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature

9525 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (312) 747-6910
Fax: (312) 745-2083
Web: chipublib.org/002branches/woodson/wnharsh.html

DuSable Museum of African American History Library
740 E. 56th Pl.
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (773)947-0600
Fax: (773)947-0677
Web: www.dusablemuseum.org/

Afro-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Chicago
P.O. Box 37-7651
Chicago, IL 60637
Web: http://hometown.aol.com/aaghsc/

ASIAN

Northern Illinois University
Donn V. Hart Southeast Asia Collection
Founders Memorial Library 402-403

DeKalb, IL 60115-2868
Phone: (815)753-1809
Web: ulib.niu.edu/rarebooks/hartsea.cfm

GERMAN

Northern Illinois Chapter AHSGR
American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
847 S. Home
Oak Park, IL 60304
Web: ahsgr.org/northern_illinois_chapter.htm

JEWISH

Illiana Jewish Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 384
Flossmoor, IL 60422-0384
Web: http://lincolnnet.net/ijgs/

Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois
P.O. Box 515
Northbrook, IL 60065-0515
Web: www.jewishgen.org/jgsi/

POLISH

Polish Genealogical Society of America
984 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Web: www.pgsa.org/

LITHUANIAN

Lithuanian American Genealogy Society
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
6500 S. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60629
Web: http://feefhs.org/frg-lags.html

SWEDISH

Swedish-American Historical Society
3225 W. Foster Ave., Box 48
Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: (773) 583-5722
Web: www.swedishamericanhist.org/

Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center
Augustana College
639 38th St.
Rock Island, IL 61201-2296
Phone: (309)794-7204
Fax: (309)794-7443
Website: augustana.edu/swenson/

 
 
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