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Genealogy Resources

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  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

Illinois State Archives, Death Index, pre-1916

Illinois State Archives, Death Index, 1916-1950

Illinois Statewide 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 State Archives

Arizona Birth and Death Certificates

Kentucky Historical Society

Maine State Library

Massachusetts Archives

Minnesota Historical Society, Death Certificate Index

Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Vital Records

USGenWeb, Minnesota Archives

Michigan Department of Community Health, Death Records

Missouri Secretary of State, Death Certificates

Missouri Secretary of State, Research Room

New Jersey Gen Web

New York State Archives

North Dakota Death Records

Ohio Public Records Index

Utah Death Certificate Index

Wisconsin Historical Society

Wisconsin Vital Records Service

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Research in Other Countries

England, Free BMD

Genealogical Societies

General Society of Mayflower Descendants

The Jamestowne Society

Digitized Book & Record Collections

Family History Books

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.

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