Arlington Heights Memorial Library

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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.


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

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

Hours and holidays:[3] 

Map, directions, and public transportation

  • Map: 
  • Directions:
    • from the north
  • Public transportation: 

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.[4]

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.[5]
  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, including Midwestern genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, and passenger lists.[6]
  • 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,, HeritageQuest, Fold3.[7]
  • 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.[8]

Similar Collections

  • Arlington Heights Memorial Library a huge collection, with printed genealogies, manuscripts, periodicals, newspapers, special aids, surname folders—a great overall genealogy collection.[4]
  • 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.[9]
  • Peoria Public Library enjoys a large genealogy and local history department, including many indexes, DAR files, and basic genealogy resources for the plains states.[9]
  • 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.[9]

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. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Main
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 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. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "DB39" defined multiple times with different content
  5. Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  6. Genealogy Center Collections in Genealogy Center (accessed 27 February 2015).
  7. Genealogy in National Archives at Chicago (accessed 27 February 2014).
  8. Genealogy and Local History in The Newberry (accessed 27 February 2015).
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 Dollarhide and Bremer, 41.
  10. Genealogy Committee in Illinois State Genealogical Society (accessed 21 March 2015).
  11. Administrative Histories in Illinois State Archives (accessed 30 March 2015).
  12. Printed Materials in Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (accessed 30 March 2015).
  13. Pritzker Military Museum and Library in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 30 March 2015).
  14. Genealogy in Augustana College (accessed 30 March 2015).
  15. Dollarhide and Bremer, 134.
  16. National Archives at St. Louis in National Archives (accessed 18 March 2014).