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start  START with these databases:

• America’s Obituaries and Death Notices
Collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices from the United States.
• Ancestry Library Edition
(Only available from within the Library)
With over 1.2 billion records, AncestryPlus is one of the most comprehensive online databases of genealogical and local history research available. (Guided Tour)
• HeritageQuest Online
Includes genealogies, local histories, primary source materials and genealogical and local history serials. An ongoing project, this database continues to grow and includes materials from all 50 states, Canada and the British Isles. (Guided Tour)
• Genealogy Bank
Thousands of historical newspapers, documents and books covering the entire United States. Includes a searchable Social Security Death Index. New content is added monthly.

Additional databases to search:

• America's News Magazines
Full-text articles from 24 U.S. news magazines.Popular searches:

  • Chicago Sun Times
    Coverage of the full-text paper from 1986 to Current.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Coverage of the full-text paper from 1985 to Current.
  • Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm (2008 - )
    Microfilm reproduction of the Chicago Tribune, all editions. Digital microfilm includes every page of every edition of the newspaper, including display ads, legal notices and classifieds.
  • Daily Herald
    Full-text coverage from 1995 to Current.
  • Illinois Newspapers
    Search local and state news sources including: Chicago Sun-Times (1986-Current), Courier-News (1/1/97-Current), Daily Herald (1/1/95-Current), the Kane County Chronicle (7/9/04-Current), and the St. Charles Republican (01/18/09-Current).
  • Kane County Chronicle
    Full-text coverage beginning in December 2005 to Current.
  • New York Times Digital Microfilm (2008-)
    Microfilm reproduction of the New York Times. Digital microfilm includes every page of every edition of the newspaper, including display ads, legal notices and classifieds.

•  Chicago Tribune, Historical Edition
Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. This collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
•  Historic Map Works
This high quality, full color digital collection of historic maps is one of the most extensive available. The core of the collection consists of over 1.5 million maps of the United States and the world.
• Historical Newspapers Extra Edition
Search the Historical Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal through this easy-to-use page that includes timelines and popular topic searches.
• Illinois Digital Archive
St. Charles, Kane County and Illinois local history documents, maps and photos.
•  New York Times Historical Edition
Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. This collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
• Sanborn Maps, Illinois
Sanborn maps are large-scale plans of a city or town from 1867-1970. The maps list street blocks and building numbers in use at the time the map was made and previous numbers.

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General

• Allen County Public Libraryext link

• Archives and Knowledge Managementext link

• Chronicling Americaext link

• Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saintsext link

• Cyndi's Listext link

• Daughters of the American Revolutionext link

• Ellis Islandext link

• Family Research - Detective Work for Kids

• Getting the Most from Librariesext link

• Government Land Officeext link

• Historical Census Browserext link

• Illinois State Archivesext link

• Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930ext link

• Ireland - Graveyards of North East Galwayext link

• National Archives & Records Serviceext link

• Naval Historical Centerext link

• RootsWebext link

• USGenWeb Projectext link

Local Organizations

• Dupage Genealogical Societyext link

• Elgin Genealogical Societyext link

• Fox Valley Genealogical Societyext link

• Kane County Genealogical Societyext link

• Illinois State Genealogical Societyext link

• Newberry Libraryext link

• St. Charles Heritage Centerext link

Local Genealogy Collections in Fox Valley Area

• Arlington Heights Public Libraryext link

• Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin ILext link

• Wheaton Public Libraryext link

 

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