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Ancestry Library Edition
Search 4,000 genealogical and local history databases.
Information on 10 million immigrants who arrived in New York between 1830 – 1892.
Chicago Tribune Historical Archive
Full text of newspaper 1849 – 1987.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Links to more than 240,000 genealogy sites.
Downers Grove Historical Society
Includes photos and video about Downers Grove history as well as information about the Historical Society.
Ellis Island Records
Search for records for immigrants who came through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924.
Family History Archives
Full text, digitized copies of family histories and county and city histories. More titles are being added every month.
Internet genealogy from the Latter-Day Saints.
A list of books to help beginning genealogists trace their family history.
From Internet Public Library.
Local history and genealogy research source.
Search for obituaries, death notices, and guest books for millions of recent obituaries from 400 newspapers in the United States.
Index of 243 genealogical journals and newsletters. The index was created by Fox Valley Genealogical Society member Mike Fichtel; publications indexed include titles from around the country.
National Archives and Records Administration's Archival Databases.
Old Maps Online
Search for online historical maps in numerous libraries’ collections.
Provides more than 10.5 million obituaries and death notices from seven top U.S. newspapers. Search for obituaries from sources such as the Chicago Tribune (1852-1984), New York Times (1851-1994) and Los Angeles Times (1881-1984).
Rumsey Maps Collection
Digitized 18th and 19th century maps.
One-step advanced searching of major genealogical databases.
Tracing the History of Your House
A guide to tracing the history of your house.
Links to county and state genealogy sites
Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database
Search the records of slave ships between the 16th and 19th centuries.