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Subject: Genealogy & Local History

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Search Chicagoland Newspaper Collection

America’s Newspapers Chicagoland Edition

Full-text Chicago Sun-Times, Niles Bugle, Niles Herald-Spectator, Niles Journal, and other Illinois newspapers.

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Ancestry

Ancestry (Library Edition)

In-library use only

Unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

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Ancestry Heritage Quest

Ancestry Heritage Quest combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.

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Chicago Sun Times

Chicago Sun Times

Full page coverage from 1986-present.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Full-text coverage from 1985 – present.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune Historical Archive

Full-text coverage from 1849 – 1987.

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Daily Herald

Daily Herald

Full-text coverage from 1997 – present.

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FamilySearch

In-library use only

Discover your family story by using FamilySearch’s restricted images collection, including birth, marriage, death, census, land, and court records from more than 130 countries.

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Fold3 Library Edition

Military records including stories, photos, and personal documents. Includes the Fold3 Holocaust Archives.

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Heritage Hub

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704-today.

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NY Times

New York Times

Full-text coverage from 1923 – present.

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NY Times

New York Times Historical

Full-text coverage from 1857 – 1922.

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Niles Bugle

Niles Bugle Archive

Full-text coverage from 1957-2007.

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Niles Bugle

Niles Bugle Archive

Full-text coverage from 2011-2020.

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Niles Herald-Spectator

Full-text coverage from 1995-Present.

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Niles Herald-Spectator Archive

Full-text coverage from 2008-2019.

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Niles Journal

Full-text coverage from 2010-Present.

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Wall Street Journal

Full-text coverage from 1984 – present.

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Wall Street Journal Historical

Full-text coverage from 1889 – 2001.

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