City Directories

Thousands of city directories are going online. City directories are a basic tool for genealogists. City directories are like an annual census of the cities and towns across America. Now – thousands of them are being digitized and put online. Read about the history of city directories here: Williams, A.V. Growth and Development of... (Read More)

Chicago, IL Key Genealogy Resources Online – Handy Guide

Chicago Genealogy Resources.Bookmark and save this page – so you may easily refer to it often.Your handy guide to the sources you will actually use to build your family tree. Birth Certificates – 1878-1922 FamilySearch PilotBirth Registers – 1871-1915 FamilySearch Pilot Census 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 19201850 – Mortality, 1850 – Slave... (Read More)

Searching historical Illinois newspapers

Handy List of Illinois Historical Newspapers GenealogyBank has 131 Illinois newspapers with coverage from 1818 to Today. Click here to see the complete list of Illinois newspapers in GenealogyBank. Use these handy links to speed up your research:Just click and start searching!Search all Illinois Historical Newspapers. 1818-1975Search specific Illinois newspapers:Belleville News Democrat (Belleville, IL).... (Read More)