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|Online Databases||Research in Other States||Digitized Book & Record Collections|
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Search HeritageQuest Online
With over 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI, and other expanding collections, HeritageQuest Online gives you the chance to tap in to one of the largest collections of genealogy material in the country for those who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work are still uncovering their past. To access HeritageQuest Online, click on the above link and enter your barcode number (no spaces) from the back of your Chatham Area Public Library card.
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!
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
Cook County Marriage Records
Cook County Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates
Maine State Archives
Minnesota Death Certificate Index
Minnesota Department of Health, Birth and Death Certificates
USGenWeb, Minnesota Archives
North Dakota Research
General Society of Mayflower Descendants
The Jamestowne Society
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.
Find a Grave
Sangamon County Cemeteries
The Tombstone Transcription Project