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[[Image:Arlington Heights Memorial Library.jpg|right|400px|Arlington Heights Memorial Library.jpg]]  
 
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=== Contact Information ===
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===Contact Information===
  
 
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="GAU">[http://www.ahml.info/node/add/contact-us Contact Us] in ''Arlington Heights Memorial Library'' (accessed 6 April 2015).</ref> &nbsp;[http://www.ahml.info/node/add/contact-us Contact Us] e-mail form.<br>  
 
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="GAU">[http://www.ahml.info/node/add/contact-us Contact Us] in ''Arlington Heights Memorial Library'' (accessed 6 April 2015).</ref> &nbsp;[http://www.ahml.info/node/add/contact-us Contact Us] e-mail form.<br>  
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*'''Directions:'''<ref>Based on [http://www.mapquest.com/ MapQuest].</ref>  
 
*'''Directions:'''<ref>Based on [http://www.mapquest.com/ MapQuest].</ref>  
**'''''from the north on I-94 (Milwaukee, WI):&nbsp;''''' Merge onto I-94 E toward US-41/Chicago (Portions toll). Keep right to take I-294 S/Tri State Tollway S toward Indiana/O'Hare (Portions toll), 3.6 mi. Take the Willow Rd exit, 0.4 mi. Keep right to take the ramp toward WHEELING/PROSPECT HGTS, 0.04. Merge onto Willow Rd/Palatine Rd and continue straight west bound, 5.8 mi. Turn left onto N Arlington Heights Rd, 1.5 mi. Turn right onto E Euclid Ave, 0.1 mi. Take the 2nd left onto N Dunton Ave, 0.03 mi. 500 N DUNTON AVE is on the right.  
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**'''''from the north on I-94 (Milwaukee, WI):&nbsp;''''' Merge onto I-94 E toward US-41/Chicago (Portions toll). Keep right to take I-294 S/Tri State Tollway S toward Indiana/O'Hare (Portions toll), 3.6 mi. Take the Willow Rd exit, 0.4 mi. Keep right to take the ramp toward WHEELING/PROSPECT HGTS, 0.04. Merge onto Willow Rd/Palatine Rd and continue straight west bound, 5.8 mi. Turn left onto N Arlington Heights Rd, 1.5 mi. Turn right onto E Euclid Ave, 0.1 mi. Take the 2nd left onto N Dunton Ave, 0.03 mi. 500 N DUNTON AVE is on the right.
**'''''from the east on I-90/I-94 W/Kennedy Expy W (Chicago, IL):&nbsp;''''' Merge onto I-90 W/I-94 W/Kennedy Expy W. Keep left to take I-90 W/Kennedy Expy W via EXIT 43B toward O'Hare/Rockford, 5.9 mi. Keep left to take I-90 W/Jane Addams Memorial Tollway W toward Rockford/I-294 N/Milwaukee (Portions toll), 7.9 mi. Take the Arlington Hts Road exit, 0.4 mi. Turn slight right onto S Arlington Heights Rd, 3.2 mi. Turn left onto E Euclid Ave, 0.1 mi. Take the 2nd left onto N Dunton Ave, 0.03 mi. 500 N DUNTON AVE is on the right.  
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**'''''from the east on I-90/I-94 W/Kennedy Expy W (Chicago, IL):&nbsp;''''' Merge onto I-90 W/I-94 W/Kennedy Expy W. Keep left to take I-90 W/Kennedy Expy W via EXIT 43B toward O'Hare/Rockford, 5.9 mi. Keep left to take I-90 W/Jane Addams Memorial Tollway W toward Rockford/I-294 N/Milwaukee (Portions toll), 7.9 mi. Take the Arlington Hts Road exit, 0.4 mi. Turn slight right onto S Arlington Heights Rd, 3.2 mi. Turn left onto E Euclid Ave, 0.1 mi. Take the 2nd left onto N Dunton Ave, 0.03 mi. 500 N DUNTON AVE is on the right.
**'''''from the south on I-355 (Joliet, IL):&nbsp;''''' Merge onto I-355 N toward West Suburbs (Portions toll). I-355 N becomes I-290 W, 5.6 mi. Take IL-53 N toward Kirchoff Rd/North Suburbs, 2.7 mi. Take the Euclid Ave E exit, 0.4 mi. Merge onto Euclid Ave, 2.3 mi. Turn right onto N Dunton Ave, 0.03 mi. 500 N DUNTON AVE is on the right.  
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**'''''from the south on I-355 (Joliet, IL):&nbsp;''''' Merge onto I-355 N toward West Suburbs (Portions toll). I-355 N becomes I-290 W, 5.6 mi. Take IL-53 N toward Kirchoff Rd/North Suburbs, 2.7 mi. Take the Euclid Ave E exit, 0.4 mi. Merge onto Euclid Ave, 2.3 mi. Turn right onto N Dunton Ave, 0.03 mi. 500 N DUNTON AVE is on the right.
 
**'''''from the west on I-90 (Rockford, IL):&nbsp;''''' Merge onto I-90 E/Jane Addams Memorial Tollway E toward Chicago (Portions toll). Take the IL-53 N exit toward Northwest Suburbs, 1.1 mi. Merge onto IL-53 N via the ramp on the left, 1.8 mi. Take the Euclid Ave E exit, 0.4 mi. Merge onto Euclid Ave, 2.3 mi. Turn right onto N Dunton Ave, 0.03 mi. 500 N DUNTON AVE is on the right.
 
**'''''from the west on I-90 (Rockford, IL):&nbsp;''''' Merge onto I-90 E/Jane Addams Memorial Tollway E toward Chicago (Portions toll). Take the IL-53 N exit toward Northwest Suburbs, 1.1 mi. Merge onto IL-53 N via the ramp on the left, 1.8 mi. Take the Euclid Ave E exit, 0.4 mi. Merge onto Euclid Ave, 2.3 mi. Turn right onto N Dunton Ave, 0.03 mi. 500 N DUNTON AVE is on the right.
  
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'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
  
*[http://www.ahml.info/ Arlington Heights Memborial Library] borrow, programs, research, get involved, services, kids, teens, search the catalog.  
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*[http://www.ahml.info/ Arlington Heights Memborial Library] borrow, programs, research, get involved, services, kids, teens, search the catalog.
*[http://www.ahml.info/catalog/search/keyword/Search%20the%20Library%20Catalog Search the Catalog]{{WC}} online by keyword, title, author, subject, tags, series, or call number. Also available in [http://www.WorldCat.org WorldCat].  
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*[http://www.ahml.info/catalog/search/keyword/Search%20the%20Library%20Catalog Search the Catalog]{{WC}} online by keyword, title, author, subject, tags, series, or call number. Also available in [http://www.WorldCat.org WorldCat].
 
*[http://www.ahml.info/research/genealogy Genealogy and Local History] the genealogy collection, the local history collection, equipment, Arlington Heights local history pinboard, tutorials, databases, and website links.
 
*[http://www.ahml.info/research/genealogy Genealogy and Local History] the genealogy collection, the local history collection, equipment, Arlington Heights local history pinboard, tutorials, databases, and website links.
  
=== Collection Description ===
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===Collection Description===
  
 
The local history and genealogy collection here is huge. They have printed genealogies, manuscripts, periodicals, newspapers, special aids, surname folders and a great overall genealogy collection.<ref name="DB39">William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 39. {{WorldCat|39493985|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J54d}}.</ref>  
 
The local history and genealogy collection here is huge. They have printed genealogies, manuscripts, periodicals, newspapers, special aids, surname folders and a great overall genealogy collection.<ref name="DB39">William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 39. {{WorldCat|39493985|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J54d}}.</ref>  
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Their collection includes books, extensive microfilms of newspapers, obituaries, Illinois births, marriages, and deaths, telephone and city directories, 1850-1930 federal censuses, and U.S. passenger arrival lists, local church records, and yearbooks. Their subscription databases include America's Newspapers, America's Obituaries, Ancestry, Fold3, Heritage Quest, Milestone Documents in American History, ProQuest, World Vital Records, Arlington Heights History, Arlington Heights Wiki, and ''Daily Herald''.<ref name="Gen" />  
 
Their collection includes books, extensive microfilms of newspapers, obituaries, Illinois births, marriages, and deaths, telephone and city directories, 1850-1930 federal censuses, and U.S. passenger arrival lists, local church records, and yearbooks. Their subscription databases include America's Newspapers, America's Obituaries, Ancestry, Fold3, Heritage Quest, Milestone Documents in American History, ProQuest, World Vital Records, Arlington Heights History, Arlington Heights Wiki, and ''Daily Herald''.<ref name="Gen" />  
  
=== Alternate Repositories ===
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===Alternate Repositories===
  
 
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If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''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>  
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*[[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>  
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*[[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 at 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>  
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*[[National Archives at 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>
 
*[[Newberry Library]], Chicago, a large repository with genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, and the British Isles.<ref>[http://www.newberry.org/genealogy-and-local-history Genealogy and Local History] in ''The Newberry'' (accessed 27 February 2015).</ref>
 
*[[Newberry Library]], Chicago, a large repository with genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, and the British Isles.<ref>[http://www.newberry.org/genealogy-and-local-history Genealogy and Local History] in ''The Newberry'' (accessed 27 February 2015).</ref>
  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
*[http://www.chipublib.org/ Chicago Public Library] reference books, how-to-guides, histories, biographies.  
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*[http://www.chipublib.org/ Chicago Public Library] reference books, how-to-guides, histories, biographies.
*[[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" />  
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*[[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.<nowiki></ref></nowiki>
*[[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" />  
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*[[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.<nowiki></ref></nowiki>
*[[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" />
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*[[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.<nowiki></ref></nowiki>
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
*Cook County Clerk [http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com/ births, marriages, and deaths online]  
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*Cook County Clerk [http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com/ births, marriages, and deaths online]
*[http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/ Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court] recent probates, civil, criminal records.  
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*[http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/ Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court] recent probates, civil, criminal records.
*[http://cookrecorder.com/ Cook County Recorder of Deeds] land records, military discharge DD-214s.  
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*[http://cookrecorder.com/ Cook County Recorder of Deeds] land records, military discharge DD-214s.
*[http://www.cookcountyil.gov/medical-examiner/ Cook County Medical Examiner] suspicious or unusual deaths.  
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*[http://www.cookcountyil.gov/medical-examiner/ Cook County Medical Examiner] suspicious or unusual deaths.
*[http://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov/home/ClerksOffice.aspx U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois] recent civil and criminal court records.  
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*[https://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov/ClerksOffice.aspx U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois] recent civil and criminal court records.
*[http://www.spertus.edu/asher_cja/index.php Asher Library], Chicago, Spertus Institute for Jewish Studies 500,000 books, and films.  
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*[http://www.spertus.edu/asher_cja/index.php Asher Library], Chicago, Spertus Institute for Jewish Studies 500,000 books, and films.
*'''''Chicago Title and Trust&nbsp;''''' for a fee they will search property records '''prior''' to the Chicago fire.<ref name="DB39" />  
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*'''''Chicago Title and Trust&nbsp;''''' for a fee they will search property records '''prior''' to the Chicago fire.<ref name="DB39" />
*[[Pritzker Military Museum and Library|Pritzker Military Museum and 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] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 30 March 2015).</ref>  
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*[[Pritzker Military Museum and Library|Pritzker Military Museum and 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] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 30 March 2015).</ref>
*[http://archives.archchicago.org/Genealogy.aspx Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago Archives] parish records, priest biographies, sacramental, school, or orphanage records.  
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*[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, [[Illinois Occupations#Pullman_Car_Workers|Pullman Car Works personnel]], obituaries, church histories.<ref name="DB39" />  
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*[[South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society|South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society]], Hazel Crest, a very good collection with local histories, genealogies, naturalizations, [[Illinois Occupations#Pullman_Car_Workers|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" />  
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*[[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.  
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*[http://library.uic.edu/ University of Illinois at Chicago],&nbsp;biography, periodicals, newspapers, oral history, ethnic studies.
*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:&nbsp;''''' '''in Illinois:''' [[DuPage County, Illinois|DuPage]], [[Kane County, Illinois|Kane]], [[Lake County, Illinois|Lake]], [[McHenry County, Illinois|McHenry]], [[Will County, Illinois|Will]]; and '''in Indiana:''' [[Lake County, Indiana|Lake]].  
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:&nbsp;''''' '''in Illinois:''' [[DuPage County, Illinois|DuPage]], [[Kane County, Illinois|Kane]], [[Lake County, Illinois|Lake]], [[McHenry County, Illinois|McHenry]], [[Will County, Illinois|Will]]; and '''in Indiana:''' [[Lake County, Indiana|Lake]].
*[http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/default.htm Illinois Dept. of Health Vital Records], Springfield, birth, marriage, death, adoption, and divorces.  
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*[https://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/birth-death-other-records 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>  
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*[[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>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" />  
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*[[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.<nowiki></ref></nowiki>
*[[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>  
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*[[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 Cook County see [[IRAD - Northeastern Illinois University|IRAD-Northeastern Illinois University]].  
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*[[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 Cook County see [[IRAD - Northeastern Illinois University|IRAD-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>  
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*[[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>
*[[John A. Logan College Library|John A. Logan College Library]], Carterville, this library is a focal point of Southern Illinois genealogy. Their collection is huge.<ref name="DB41" />  
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*[[John A. Logan College Library|John A. Logan College Library]], Carterville, this library is a focal point of Southern Illinois genealogy. Their collection is huge.<nowiki></ref></nowiki>
*[[Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Lovejoy Library|Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Lovejoy Library]] best library in southern IL with a large genealogical collection of newspapers, biographies, county histories, family folders, and maps.<ref name="DB41" />  
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*[[Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Lovejoy Library|Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Lovejoy Library]] best library in southern IL with a large genealogical collection of newspapers, biographies, county histories, family folders, and maps.<nowiki></ref></nowiki>
*[[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>  
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*[[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" />  
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*[[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.<nowiki></ref></nowiki>
*[http://www.brethren.org/bhla/ Brethren Historical Library and Archives], Elgin, IL, cultural, socio-economic, theological, genealogical, and institutional history of the Brethren.  
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*[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.  
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*[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.
*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]]  
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*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>  
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*[[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.
 
*[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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Arlington Heights Memorial Library
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  Contact Us e-mail form.

Address:[2]

500 N. Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5910

Telephone:[2]  847-392-0100.
Fax:  847-506-2650.

Hours and holidays:[3]  Mon–Fri 9am–10pm; Sat 9am–5:30pm; Sun Noon–5:30pm; Holidays.

Map, directions, and public transportation

  • Directions:[4]
    • from the north on I-94 (Milwaukee, WI):  Merge onto I-94 E toward US-41/Chicago (Portions toll). Keep right to take I-294 S/Tri State Tollway S toward Indiana/O'Hare (Portions toll), 3.6 mi. Take the Willow Rd exit, 0.4 mi. Keep right to take the ramp toward WHEELING/PROSPECT HGTS, 0.04. Merge onto Willow Rd/Palatine Rd and continue straight west bound, 5.8 mi. Turn left onto N Arlington Heights Rd, 1.5 mi. Turn right onto E Euclid Ave, 0.1 mi. Take the 2nd left onto N Dunton Ave, 0.03 mi. 500 N DUNTON AVE is on the right.
    • from the east on I-90/I-94 W/Kennedy Expy W (Chicago, IL):  Merge onto I-90 W/I-94 W/Kennedy Expy W. Keep left to take I-90 W/Kennedy Expy W via EXIT 43B toward O'Hare/Rockford, 5.9 mi. Keep left to take I-90 W/Jane Addams Memorial Tollway W toward Rockford/I-294 N/Milwaukee (Portions toll), 7.9 mi. Take the Arlington Hts Road exit, 0.4 mi. Turn slight right onto S Arlington Heights Rd, 3.2 mi. Turn left onto E Euclid Ave, 0.1 mi. Take the 2nd left onto N Dunton Ave, 0.03 mi. 500 N DUNTON AVE is on the right.
    • from the south on I-355 (Joliet, IL):  Merge onto I-355 N toward West Suburbs (Portions toll). I-355 N becomes I-290 W, 5.6 mi. Take IL-53 N toward Kirchoff Rd/North Suburbs, 2.7 mi. Take the Euclid Ave E exit, 0.4 mi. Merge onto Euclid Ave, 2.3 mi. Turn right onto N Dunton Ave, 0.03 mi. 500 N DUNTON AVE is on the right.
    • from the west on I-90 (Rockford, IL):  Merge onto I-90 E/Jane Addams Memorial Tollway E toward Chicago (Portions toll). Take the IL-53 N exit toward Northwest Suburbs, 1.1 mi. Merge onto IL-53 N via the ramp on the left, 1.8 mi. Take the Euclid Ave E exit, 0.4 mi. Merge onto Euclid Ave, 2.3 mi. Turn right onto N Dunton Ave, 0.03 mi. 500 N DUNTON AVE is on the right.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

The local history and genealogy collection here is huge. They have printed genealogies, manuscripts, periodicals, newspapers, special aids, surname folders and a great overall genealogy collection.[5]

Their collection includes books, extensive microfilms of newspapers, obituaries, Illinois births, marriages, and deaths, telephone and city directories, 1850-1930 federal censuses, and U.S. passenger arrival lists, local church records, and yearbooks. Their subscription databases include America's Newspapers, America's Obituaries, Ancestry, Fold3, Heritage Quest, Milestone Documents in American History, ProQuest, World Vital Records, Arlington Heights History, Arlington Heights Wiki, and Daily Herald.[2]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.[6]
  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, including Midwestern genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, and passenger lists.[7]
  • National Archives at 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.[8]
  • Newberry Library, Chicago, a large repository with genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, and the British Isles.[9]

Similar Collections

  • Chicago Public Library reference books, how-to-guides, histories, biographies.
  • Lincoln Library, Springfield, indexed obituaries, city directories, the Sangamon Valley Collection  has photos, yearbooks, histories, and maps for studying Sangamon and surrounding counties.</ref>
  • 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>
  • 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>

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Contact Us in Arlington Heights Memorial Library (accessed 6 April 2015).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Genealogy and Local History in Arlington Heights Memorial Library (accessed 6 April 2015).
  3. Location, Hours, & Holidays in Arlington Heights Memorial Library (accessed 6 April 2015).
  4. Based on MapQuest.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 39. At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 J54d.
  6. Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  7. Genealogy Center Collections in Genealogy Center (accessed 27 February 2015).
  8. Genealogy in National Archives at Chicago (accessed 27 February 2014).
  9. Genealogy and Local History in The Newberry (accessed 27 February 2015).
  10. Pritzker Military Museum and Library in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 30 March 2015).
  11. Dollarhide and Bremer, 41.
  12. Genealogy Committee in Illinois State Genealogical Society (accessed 21 March 2015).
  13. Administrative Histories in Illinois State Archives (accessed 30 March 2015).
  14. Printed Materials in Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (accessed 30 March 2015).
  15. Genealogy in Augustana College (accessed 30 March 2015).
  16. Dollarhide and Bremer, 134.
  17. National Archives at St. Louis in National Archives (accessed 18 March 2014).