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Genealogy 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

 

Search  Heritage Quest Online
With over 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI, and other expanding collections, Heritage Quest 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 Heritage Quest 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 helps 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 card number to access this database.

The USGenWeb 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 almost two decades!

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Illinois Research

Illinois Department of Public Health, Vital Records
http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm


Illinois State Archives, Death Index, pre-1916
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/death.html


Illinois State Archives, Death Index, 1916-1950
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/idphdeathindex.html

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html

USGenWeb, Illinois Archives
http://illinoisgenweb.org/

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Cook County

Cook County Marriage Records
http://www.cookcountyclerk.com/vitalrecords/marriagecertificates/Pages/default.aspx

Cook County Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates

http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com/

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Research in Other States

Alaska State Archives
http://www.archives.state.ak.us/genealogy/genealogy.html

Arizona Birth and Death Certificates
http://genealogy.az.gov/

Kentucky Historical Society
http://history.ky.gov/research-genealogy/

Maine State Library
http://www.maine.gov/msl/services/ref/web/genweb.htm

Massachusetts Archives
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcgen/genidx.htm

Minnesota Historical Society, Death Certificate Index
http://people.mnhs.org/dci/search.cfm?bhcp=1

Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Vital Records
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/osr/index.html

USGenWeb, Minnesota Archives
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mngenweb/

Michigan Department of Community Health, Death Records
http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/gendisx/search.htm

Missouri Secretary of State, Death Certificates
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/

Missouri Secretary of State, Research Room
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/links.asp

New Jersey Gen Web
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~njgenweb/index.html

New York State Archives
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/research/res_topics_genealogy.shtml

North Dakota Death Records
http://death-records.net/northdakota/death-records.htm

Ohio Public Records Index
http://apps.ohiohistory.org/death/

Utah Death Certificate Index
http://archives.utah.gov/research/indexes/20842.htm

Wisconsin Historical Society
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Content.aspx?dsNav=N:1220

Wisconsin Vital Records Service
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/VitalRecords/index.htm

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Research in Other Countries

England, Free BMD
http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl


Genealogical Societies

General Society of Mayflower Descendants
http://themayflowersociety.com/

The Jamestowne Society
http://www.jamestowne.org/


Digitized Book & Record Collections

Family History Books
https://books.familysearch.org/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=FHD_PUBLIC

Family History Books is a collection of more than 100,000 digitized genealogy and family history publications from the archives of some of the most important family history libraries in the world. The collection includes family histories, county and local histories, genealogy magazines and how-to books, gazetteers, and medieval histories and pedigrees.

Google Books
http://books.google.com/

Internet Archive
https://archive.org/details/texts

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Cemetery Information

Chatham Memorial Cemetery, Interactive Cemetery Map
https://www.chathamil.net/cemetery

Find a Grave
http://www.findagrave.com/

Sangamon County Cemeteries
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/sangamon/cemetery/1_cem_list.html

Interment.net
http://www.interment.net/

The Tombstone Transcription Project
http://www.usgwtombstones.org/


Genealogy Networking

We Relate
http://werelate.org/wiki/Main_Page

Geni
http://www.geni.com/