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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.<ref>[http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/washington/researcher-info.html Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC] in ''National Archives'' (accessed 31 December 2013).</ref>
*[[Allen County Public Library|Allen County Public Library]], Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, including Midwestern genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, and passenger lists.<ref>[http://www.genealogycenter.org/docs/default-source/resources/aboutusbrochure.pdf?sfvrsn=2 Genealogy Center Collections] in ''Genealogy Center'' (accessed 27 February 2015).</ref>
*[[National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago)]] old federal court and agency records for Illinois and Midwest U.S. federal censuses 1790–1940; military service and pension indexes, passenger lists, naturalizations, Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Fold3.<ref>[http://www.archives.gov/chicago/archives/genealogy.html Genealogy] in ''National Archives at Chicago'' (accessed 27 February 2014).</ref>
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
*[[John A. Logan College LibraryNational Archives and Records Administration|John A. Logan College LibraryNational Archives I]], CartervilleWashington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, this library is a focal point of Southern Illinois genealogy. Their collection is hugeprisons, and federal employees.<ref name="DB41" /> *[[Southern Illinois University http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/washington/researcher-info.html Information for Researchers at Edwardsville Lovejoy Library|Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Lovejoy Librarythe National Archives Building in Washington, DC]] best library in southern IL with a large genealogical collection of newspapers, biographies, county histories, family folders, and maps''National Archives'' (accessed 31 December 2013).</ref name="DB41" /> *[[University of Chicago Library|University of Chicago LibraryNational Personnel Records Center (NPRC)]] plentiful historical , St. Louis, MO, military and civil services personnel records, including '''''Durrett Collection&nbsp;''''' of historical Kentucky . For servicemen and Ohio River Valley manuscripts of early people in the Ohio Valleyservicewomen discharged from 1912 to 1953.<ref name="DB39" >Dollarhide and Bremer, 134.</ref> <ref> *[http://librarywww.uicarchives.edugov/ University of Illinois st-louis/ National Archives at Chicago],&nbsp;biography, periodicals, newspapers, oral history, ethnic studiesSt. *[[University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Main Library|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Main Library]Louis] one of the best book collections in America, including county histories, and farmers registers. Think of it as another archives for Illinois''National Archives'' (accessed 18 March 2014).</ref name="DB41" />
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
*Peoria Cook County Clerk [http://www.peoriacountycookcountygenealogy.org/countyclerk/vitalreccom/ births, marriages, and deaths online] *[http://www.peoriacountycookcountyclerkofcourt.org/circuitclerk/ Peoria Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court] recent probates, civil, criminal records. *[http://wwwcookrecorder.peoriacounty.org/deedsrecordercom/ Peoria Cook County Recorder of Deeds] land records, military discharge DD-214s. *[http://www.peoriacountycookcountyil.orggov/medical-examiner/coroner Peoria Cook County CoronerMedical Examiner] suspicious or unusual deaths. *[http://www.ilcdilnd.uscourts.gov/ home/ClerksOffice.aspx U.S. District Court Central Northern District of Illinois] recent civil and criminal court records. *[[Arlington Heights Memorial Library|Arlington Heights Memorial Library]] a huge collection, with printed genealogies, manuscripts, periodicals, newspapers, special aids, surname folders—a great overall genealogy collection.<ref name="DB39">Dollarhide and Bremer, 39.</ref> *[http://www.spertus.edu/asher_cja/index.php Asher Library], Chicago, Spertus Institute for Jewish Studies 500,000 books, and films. *[http://www.chipublib.org/ Chicago Public Library] reference books, how-to-guides, histories, biographies. *'''''Chicago Title and Trust&nbsp;''''' for a fee they will search property records '''prior''' to the Chicago fire.<ref name="DB39" /> *[http://archives.archchicago.org/Genealogy.aspx Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago Archives] parish records, priest biographies, sacramental, school, or orphanage records. *[[South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society|South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society]], Hazel Crest, a very good collection with local histories, genealogies, naturalizations, Pullman Car Works personnel, obituaries, church histories.<ref name="DB39" /> *[[University of Chicago Library|University of Chicago Library]] plentiful historical records, including '''''Durrett Collection&nbsp;''''' of historical Kentucky and Ohio River Valley manuscripts of early people in the Ohio Valley.<ref name="DB39" /> *[http://library.uic.edu/ University of Illinois at Chicago],&nbsp;biography, periodicals, newspapers, oral history, ethnic studies. *Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:&nbsp;''''' '''in Illinois:''' [[Fulton DuPage County, Illinois|FultonDuPage]], [[Knox Kane County, Illinois|KnoxKane]], [[Marshall Lake County, Illinois|MarshallLake]], [[Stark McHenry County, Illinois|StarkMcHenry]], [[Tazewell Will County, Illinois|TazewellWill]], ; and '''in Indiana:''' [[Woodford Lake County, IllinoisIndiana|WoodfordLake]].
*[http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/default.htm Illinois Dept. of Health Vital Records], Springfield, birth, marriage, death, adoption, and divorces.
*[[Illinois State Archives]], Springfield, county/state records, pre-Chicago fire sources, indexed vital records, early land grants, military records, all fed/state censuses, surname card index.<ref name="DB41">Dollarhide and Bremer, 41.</ref>
*[[Illinois State Library|Illinois State Library]], Springfield, state/federal records, federal censuses to 1920, plat books, IL county histories, Sanborn fire insurance maps, Rev. War pensions and bounty land warrants.<ref name="DB41" />
*[[Illinois State Genealogical Society|Illinois State Genealogical Society]], Springfield, research guidance, teaching via webinars and the [http://ilgensoc.blogspot.com/ ISGS blog] for free, death certificates 1916-1947 for a fee. No research requests.<ref>[http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=123 Genealogy Committee] in ''Illinois State Genealogical Society'' (accessed 21 March 2015).</ref>
*[[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)|Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)]], Springfield, HQ of [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/iradregn.html 7 regional archives] of local Illinois county/town records: birth, marriage, death, land, tax, voting reg., probate, naturalization, civil {{amp}} criminal court, coroner, poorhouse.<ref>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/adminhist.html Administrative Histories] in ''Illinois State Archives'' (accessed 30 March 2015).</ref> For Peoria Cook County see [[IRAD - Western Northeastern Illinois University|IRAD-Western Northeastern Illinois University]].
*[[Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum|Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum]], Springfield, genealogy, plat maps, atlases, oral and county history, cemeteries, census, vital records, naturalizations in many counties.<ref>[http://www.illinois.gov/alplm/library/collections/printedmaterials/Pages/default.aspx Printed Materials] in ''Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum'' (accessed 30 March 2015).</ref>
*[[Arlington Heights Memorial John A. Logan College Library|Arlington Heights Memorial John A. Logan College Library]] a huge collection, with printed genealogiesCarterville, manuscripts, periodicals, newspapers, special aids, surname folders—a great overall this library is a focal point of Southern Illinois genealogy . Their collectionis huge.<ref name="DB39">Dollarhide and Bremer, 39.</ref> *[[Chicago History Museum|Chicago History Museum]] 20 million manuscripts, letters, certificates, diaries, genealogy charts, log books, journals, memoirs, minutes, muster rolls, scrapbooks, sermons, speeches, and telegrams.<ref name="DB39" /> *[http://www.chipublib.org/ Chicago Public Library] reference books, how-to-guides, histories, biographies. *'''''Chicago Title and Trust&nbsp;''''' for a fee they will search property records '''prior''' to the Chicago fire.<ref name="DB39DB41" />
*[[Lincoln Library|Lincoln Library]], Springfield, indexed obituaries, city directories, the '''''Sangamon Valley Collection&nbsp;''''' has photos, yearbooks, histories, and maps for studying Sangamon and surrounding counties.<ref name="DB41" />
*[[Peoria Public Library|Peoria Public Library]] enjoys a large genealogy and local history department, including many indexes, DAR files, and basic genealogy resources for the plains states.<ref name="DB41" />
*[[Pritzker_Military_Museum_and_LibrarySouthern Illinois University at Edwardsville Lovejoy Library|Pritzker Military Museum and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Lovejoy Library]], Chicago, 45,000 military history books, unit histories, photos, uniforms, equipment, insignia, and ships of many world militaries. They help genealogists.<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pritzker_Military_Museum_%26_Library Pritzker Military Museum and Library] best library in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 30 March 2015).</ref> *[[South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society|South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society]], Hazel Crest, southern IL with a very good large genealogical collection with local historiesof newspapers, genealogiesbiographies, naturalizationscounty histories, Pullman Car Works personnelfamily folders, obituaries, church historiesand maps.<ref name="DB39DB41" />
*[[Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center]], Rock Island, IL, Swedish church records, census, passenger lists, lodges, newspapers, directories.<ref>[http://www.augustana.edu/general-information/swenson-center-/genealogy Genealogy] in ''Augustana College'' (accessed 30 March 2015).</ref>
*[[University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Main Library|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Main Library]] one of the best book collections in America, including county histories, and farmers registers. Think of it as another archives for Illinois.<ref name="DB41" />
*[[Urbana Free Library|Urbana Free Library]] their strength is Champaign County history, but they have good basic genealogy for the entire United States including printed genealogies, manuscripts, family folders.<ref name="DB41" />
*[http://www.spertus.edu/asher_cja/index.php Asher Library], Chicago, Spertus Institute for Jewish Studies 500,000 books, and films.
*[http://www.brethren.org/bhla/ Brethren Historical Library and Archives], Elgin, IL, cultural, socio-economic, theological, genealogical, and institutional history of the Brethren.
*[http://www.elca.org/archives/ Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Archives], Elk Grove Village, IL, serves historians, congregations, synods, genealogists and others interested in Lutheran history.
*[http://archives.archchicago.org/Genealogy.aspx Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago Archives] parish records, priest biographies, sacramental, school, or orphanage records.
*Repositories in '''''surrounding states:&nbsp;''''' [[Indiana Archives and Libraries|Indiana]], [[Iowa Archives and Libraries|Iowa]], [[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Kentucky]], [[Michigan Archives and Libraries|Michigan]], [[Missouri Archives and Libraries|Missouri]], and [[Wisconsin Archives and Libraries|Wisconsin]]
*[[National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)]], St. Louis, MO, military and civil services personnel records. For servicemen and servicewomen discharged from 1912 to 1953.<ref>Dollarhide and Bremer, 134.</ref> <ref>[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/ National Archives at St. Louis] in ''National Archives'' (accessed 18 March 2014).</ref>
*[http://www.pgsa.org/aboutPGSA.php Polish Genealogical Society of America], Milwaukee, WI, 60,000 books on Polish history, art, culture, reference.
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