Genealogy Resources

Links to external resources

Online Databases
Research in Other States Digitized Book & Record Collections
Illinois Research
Research in Other Countries
Cemetery Information
Cook County Genealogical Societies Genealogy Networking
    Volunteer Assistance


Search  America's Genealogy Bank

This database to help you quickly find your ancestors in over four centuries of rare documents and records. Search thousands of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and genealogies. Plus, selected material from the American State Papers and U.S. Serial Set, the complete Social Security Death Index and more than 29 million obituaries.  Please use your Chatham Area Public Library account number to access this database.

The US WebGen Research Project
The USGenWeb Project consists of a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. The Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Your genealogy starting point online for more than a decade!

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Illinois Research

Illinois Department of Public Health, Vital Records

Illinois State Archives, Death Index - pre-1916

Illinois State Archives, Death Index - 1916-1950

Illinois State Archives, Marriage Index 1763-1900

USGenWeb, Illinois Archives


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Cook County

Cook County Marriage Records

Cook County Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates

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Research in Other States

Alaska Research

Arizona Research


Maine State Archives


Minnesota Research

Minnesota Death Certificate Index

Minnesota Department of Health, Birth and Death Certificates

USGenWeb, Minnesota Archives

Michigan Research

Missouri Research

New Jersey

New York

North Dakota Research



Wisconsin Research


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Research in Other Countries


Genealogical Societies

General Society of Mayflower Descendants

The Jamestowne Society

Digitized Book & Record Collections

Family History Archive
This is a project of the Allen County Public Library and several genealogy facilities of the Morman Church to digitize off-copyright books and other records....they are already up to over 10,000 volumes.

Google Books


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Cemetery Information

Find a Grave

Sangamon County Cemeteries

The Tombstone Transcription Project

Genealogy Networking

We Relate


Volunteer Assistance
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness


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