Below are some links that would be helpful for our patrons who are interested in doing genealogy research.
Find a Grave
World’s largest gravesite collection. Over 190 million memorials created by the community since 1995.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides FamilySearch free of charge to everyone, regardless of tradition, culture, or religious affiliation.
National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper.
AccessGenealogy.com contains the largest collection of free genealogy for your United States research. Find hundreds of thousands of free websites with billions of names you can use to further your family genealogy.
Daughters of the American Revolution
The DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS) includes free online databases containing information on Revolutionary patriot ancestors, descendants of those patriots, as well as the vast array of genealogical resources from the DAR Library.
Our Goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data for the free use of all researchers.
Univ. of Illinois Digital Newspapers
The Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections are free to search, free to browse, and free to download.
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
The PRS is a combination of the previous NSSAR Patriot and Graves Registry (Online), NSSAR Revolutionary War Graves Registry (Book and CD), information from the NSSAR Patriot Index CD (2002), and additional information and updates from various State Grave Registry Databases. This database will continue to expand as new patriots and graves are found and new members are approved.
National Park Service – Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) is a database containing information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. The CWSS is a cooperative effort between the National Park Service and several public and private partners whose goal is to increase Americans’ understanding of this decisive era in American history by making information about it widely accessible.
Chronicling America at the Library of Congress
Search America’s historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
The USGenWeb Project is a group of volunteers working together and having fun providing free online genealogy help and information for every U.S. state and county. Our national site provides links to state sites, which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties.
A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) System at the Illinois State Archives
The State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD) to manage the archival records of local governments. Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities and school districts.