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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="Contact">"Contact A Librarian" in ''Newberry Library'' at http://www.newberry.org/contact-librarian(7 August 2013).</ref>&nbsp; [mailto:genealogy@newberry.org reference@newberry.org.] <br>  
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'''Email:''' [https://www.newberry.org/contact-us Contact list] <br>  
  
'''Address:'''<ref name="Contact" />
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'''Address:'''
  
 
:60 West Walton Street<br>  
 
:60 West Walton Street<br>  
 
:Chicago, Illinois 60610<br><br>
 
:Chicago, Illinois 60610<br><br>
  
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="RefServ">"Reference Services" in ''Newberry Library'' at http://www.newberry.org/collections/Reference.html (28 October 2010).</ref> &nbsp;(312) 255-3512<br>  
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'''Telephone:''' 312-943-9090<br>  
  
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="Hours">"Hours" in ''Newberry Library'' at http://www.newberry.org/general/hours.html (28 October 2010).</ref>&nbsp; Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br>
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'''Hours and holidays:''' [http://www.newberry.org/general/hours.html Location and Hours]
  
:*[http://www.newberry.org/general/hours.html Holiday Closings click here]<br>
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'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:''' [https://www.newberry.org/directions Directions, parking, public transportation]
  
'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''<ref>"Directions to the Newberry Library" in ''Newberry Library'' at http://www.newberry.org/general/directions.html (29 October 2010).</ref><br>
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[http://www.newberry.org/sites/default/files/textpage-attachments/neighborhoodmap.pdf Neighborhood map]
 
 
*For neighborhood map, [http://www.newberry.org/sites/default/files/textpage-attachments/neighborhoodmap.pdf click here].
 
*For bus, subway, and car parking directions, [http://www.newberry.org/general/directions.html click here].
 
  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:'''  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:'''  
  
*Newberry&nbsp; [http://www.newberry.org/ home page]{{WC}}<br>
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*[http://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]{{WC}}
*Newberry&nbsp; [https://i-share.carli.illinois.edu/nby/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First online catalog]. Also available on [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat] <br>
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*[http://www.newberry.org/genealogy-and-local-history Genealogy and local history]
*Newberry&nbsp; [http://www.newberry.org/genealogy-and-local-history genealogy page] <br>
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*[https://www.newberry.org/core-collections Newberry Core Collections]
 
*[http://www.chicagoancestors.org ChicagoAncestors.org] online vital records, [[Sanborn Insurance Maps|Sanborn fire insurance maps]], pre-Chicago fire, city directories, address and street changes, property research, links, and maps.  
 
*[http://www.chicagoancestors.org ChicagoAncestors.org] online vital records, [[Sanborn Insurance Maps|Sanborn fire insurance maps]], pre-Chicago fire, city directories, address and street changes, property research, links, and maps.  
 
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/ Atlas of Historical County Boundaries]
 
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/ Atlas of Historical County Boundaries]
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=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
  
A reader's card is needed for research.&nbsp;To&nbsp;obtain&nbsp;a reader's card you must:  
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A reader's card is needed for research. To obtain a reader's card you must:  
  
 
:*Have a research interest supported by the Newberry’s collections,  
 
:*Have a research interest supported by the Newberry’s collections,  
 
:*Be at least 14 years old or in the ninth grade,
 
:*Be at least 14 years old or in the ninth grade,
 
:*Show a valid photo I.D.,  
 
:*Show a valid photo I.D.,  
:*Show proof of your current address.<ref>"Who is eligible to do research at the Newberry Library? FAQ" in ''Newberry Library'' at http://www.newberry.org/collections/FAQs.html#Eligible (29 October 2010).</ref>
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:*Show proof of your current address.
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Requirements for: [http://www.newberry.org/research-visits Research Visits]
  
 
=== Guides  ===
 
=== Guides  ===
  
[http://www.newberry.org/genealogy-collection-guides-and-research-tools Click here] for 78 online Newberry Library genealogical collection guides and research tools about:  
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[http://www.newberry.org/genealogy-collection-guides-and-research-tools Genealogy Collection Guides and Research Tools], including: Collections guides, Ethnic guides, Geographic guides, Military guides; Researching Chicago; Uniquely Newberry  
 
 
:•Collections guides (10)&nbsp;&nbsp; •Ethnic guides (14)&nbsp;&nbsp; •Geographic guides (31)&nbsp;&nbsp; •Military guides (6)&nbsp;&nbsp; •Researching Chicago (10)&nbsp;&nbsp; •Uniquely Newberry (7)
 
  
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
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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" />  
 
*[[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.  
 
*[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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*[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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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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*[http://www.dph.illinois.gov/content/contact-us-vital-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>Dollarhide and Bremer, 41.</ref>  
 
*[[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>
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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.  
 
*[[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 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]].  
 
*[[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>  
 
*[[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>
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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.
*[[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>
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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.  
*[[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>
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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.  
*[[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>
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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.  
 
*[[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>  
 
*[[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>
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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.  
*[[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>
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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.
 
*[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.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://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>  
 
*[[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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Newberry Library
Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois.

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

Email: Contact list

Address:

60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610

Telephone: 312-943-9090

Hours and holidays: Location and Hours

Directions, maps, and public transportation: Directions, parking, public transportation

Neighborhood map

Internet sites and databases:

Orientation and tours:

The Genealogy and Local History staff introduces novices to the basics of research at an informal orientation the first Saturday of every month. After the session, you are welcome to begin your research. A reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required.

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

The Newberry is a private, non-circulating library free and open to the public. It is a research library for humanities and social sciences with 1.5 million books, 5 million manuscript pages, and 500,000 maps. This includes good American Indian, railroad archives, Chicago history, and cartography collections.[1]

One of its strongest collections is genealogy with 17,000 published genealogies of New England and colonial America, and British gentry and nobility. The library collects church, town, county, and state histories, from all parts of America, Canada, and the British Isles, including comprehensive New England town histories.

The Newberry has Ancestry and HeritageQuest subscriptions for census indexes, all federal census microfilms 1790-1850, and Midwest states to 1880; book indexes through 1850 and most of 1860. The collection also includes 1855 and 1865 Illinois state censuses, and scattered other states and Canadian provinces.

Holdings also include birth, marriage, death, probate, deeds, court, tax, and cemetery abstracts and indexes from the Mississippi Valley to the eastern seaboard, Canada, and British Isles. American Civil War military unit histories, rosters and pension lists of colonial wars through the Civil War, and scattered records from later wars are also available.

Database subscriptions include Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest On-line, American Ancestors, and Fold3.com. They also have a significant American, Canadian, and British genealogical periodicals collection, and the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) for family history researchers.[2]

The Newberry is also a Family History Library Affiliate. Registered readers can use FamilySearch’s online ordering system to borrow microfilm and microfiche from the Family History Library and work with it at the Newberry.  

Tips[edit | edit source]

A reader's card is needed for research. To obtain a reader's card you must:

  • Have a research interest supported by the Newberry’s collections,
  • Be at least 14 years old or in the ninth grade,
  • Show a valid photo I.D.,
  • Show proof of your current address.

Requirements for: Research Visits

Guides[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Collection Guides and Research Tools, including: Collections guides, Ethnic guides, Geographic guides, Military guides; Researching Chicago; Uniquely Newberry

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

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

Overlapping Collections

  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, including Midwestern genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, and passenger lists.[3]
  • 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.[4]

Similar Collections

  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, holds 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and records of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, photographs, books, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, national in scope. Over 100 million name database, of vital records, genealogies, journals, over 200,000 books, 100,000 microfilms, and over 20 million manuscripts with emphasis on New England and New York since the 1600s.
  • New York Public Library Genealogy Division has an outstanding collection of American history at national, state and local levels; international genealogy and heraldry in Roman alphabets; Dorot Jewish collection; manuscripts, photos; New York censuses, directories, vital records, Revolutionary War soldiers, and Irish in America.[5]
  • Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, MO, national censuses/ indexes, 80,000 family and 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, newspapers.
  • Dallas Public Central Library 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, tax abstracts, or microfilm of originals for some states, online databases.
  • 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]

Neighboring Collections


Repositories in surrounding counties:  in Illinois: DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will; and in Indiana: Lake.


Repositories in surrounding states:  Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Newberry Library

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Contributors, "Newberry Library" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newberry_Library (accessed 29 October 2010).
  2. "Overview of Newberry Library's Genealogy Collections" in Newberry Library at http://www.newberry.org/genealogy/overview.html (29 October 2010).
  3. Genealogy Center Collections in Genealogy Center (accessed 27 February 2015).
  4. Genealogy in National Archives at Chicago (accessed 27 February 2014).
  5. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 81. WorldCat 39493985; FHL Book 973 J54d.
  6. Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Dollarhide and Bremer, 39.
  8. Pritzker Military Museum and Library in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 30 March 2015).
  9. 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. Genealogy in Augustana College (accessed 30 March 2015).
  14. Dollarhide and Bremer, 134.
  15. National Archives at St. Louis in National Archives (accessed 18 March 2014).