My latest webinar, Researching Chicago Ancestors from Afar, debuts this winter. This presentation will be hosted by the Chicago Genealogical Society for the first time on 4 Feb 2023. Pre-registration is required; limited seats available for non-members at $10. Or join the Chicago Genealogical Society here and be guaranteed a seat.
Researching Chicago Ancestors
Did your ancestors settle in Chicago, but you live in another location? Or maybe you’re right at home in Chicagoland? Were your Chicago ancestors native to Illinois? Were they immigrants, like my family? Did they arrive as part of the Great Migration?
Research in big cities presents different set of challenges to genealogists like us. Find your Chicago ancestors with specific links resources and search strategies in this webinar. Discover ways to find your ancestors in metropolitan Chicago with essential and unusual genealogy resources.
Chicago Genealogy Resources Featured
Discover both traditional and unusual resources, including free and low-cost alternatives for Cook County vital records. We’ll also discover resources for:
- Cook County Essential Records and Indexes
- Alternative Sources for Cook County Vital Records
- Pre-Chicago Fire Resources
- Street Names & Renumbering
- Chicago Immigrant Newspapers in European Languages
- Chicago Digital Archives and Encyclopedias
- Chicago Black Resources, including the Great Migration
- Chicago Ethnic Resources
- Chicago Unusual Resources
- Chicagoland Cemetery Resources