Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

The world’s largest online collection of family history resources, home to more than 7 billion historical records, millions of family trees and much more.

Access Ancestry Library Edition here.  This database can only be accessed from within the library.

The Chicago Tribune (via ProQuest Newsstand)

Read today’s news or search the Chicago Tribune’s archives from 1985 to today.  Includes news, obituaries, sports, headlines, and more.

Access The Chicago Tribune here.

Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.

Access the Digital Public Library of America.

FamilySearch.org

The largest collection of free family tree and genealogy records in the world.

Access FamilySearch.org here.

HeritageQuest Online

Access family genealogies, county and town histories, church and school histories, maps and atlases, vital records, tax lists, military records, wills, cemetery records, the complete set of US Federal Census Records from 1790 to 1930, and more.

Access HeritageQuest Online here.

Illinois State Archives

Includes archives collected by the Illinois State Library, Illinois Statewide Vital Records Databases, and the Illinois Regional Archives Depositories.

Access Illinois State Archives here.

Library of Congress

Access the Library of Congress’ considerable digital resources.  You’ll find collections of documents, photographs, and much more.

Access Library of Congress here.

National Archives

Access the National Archives impressive digital resources to research and explore your family’s ancestry.

The Pantagraph (via ProQuest Newsstand)

Read today’s news or search the Pantagraph’s archives from 1990 to today.  Includes news, obituaries, sports, headlines, and more.

Access The Pantagraph here.

ProQuest Newsstand

ProQuest Newsstand is an online gateway to over 850 newspapers, including 575 full-text titles, and many with backfiles dating back to the 1980s and 1990s.

Access ProQuest Newsstand here.