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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
The research library has 45,000 books on military history including numerous unit histories, photos, uniforms, equipment, insignia, and ships for many of the world's militaries. They help genealogists.<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pritzker_Military_Museum_%26_Library Pritzker Military Museum &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Library] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 30 March 2015).</ref>  
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The research library has 45,000 books on military history including numerous unit histories, photos, uniforms, equipment, insignia, and ships for many of the world's militaries. They help genealogists.<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pritzker_Military_Museum_%26_Library Pritzker Military Museum &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Library] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 30 March 2015).</ref>  
  
 
The '''Pritzker Military Museum and Library''' was established in 2003 by Colonel J.N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), who had assembled a major collection of books and related materials on military history, with a particular focus on the concept of the Citizen Soldier in America. A private museum and research library, the galleries and collections are accessible to the public for a $5 daily admission and are free to PMML members. The Museum and Library has over 45,000 books on military history including numerous unit histories with rosters and cruise books (similar to high school yearbooks) with lots of photographs. Additionally, the reference collection includes guides to uniforms, equipment, insignia, and ships for many of the world's militaries. The librarians enjoy working with genealogists, and genealogists are encouraged to see the [http://www.pritzkermilitary.org/explore/library/genealogy-research/ Genealogy Research] web page before visiting.  
 
The '''Pritzker Military Museum and Library''' was established in 2003 by Colonel J.N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), who had assembled a major collection of books and related materials on military history, with a particular focus on the concept of the Citizen Soldier in America. A private museum and research library, the galleries and collections are accessible to the public for a $5 daily admission and are free to PMML members. The Museum and Library has over 45,000 books on military history including numerous unit histories with rosters and cruise books (similar to high school yearbooks) with lots of photographs. Additionally, the reference collection includes guides to uniforms, equipment, insignia, and ships for many of the world's militaries. The librarians enjoy working with genealogists, and genealogists are encouraged to see the [http://www.pritzkermilitary.org/explore/library/genealogy-research/ Genealogy Research] web page before visiting.  
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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 name="DB41">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 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 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 Historical Library (ISHL)|Illinois State Historical Library]], Springfield, county histories with index; best newspapers collection in IL, DAR and State Genealogical Society records, and manuscript family papers.<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 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 County see [[IRAD - Western Illinois University|IRAD-Western 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 Peoria County see [[IRAD - Western Illinois University|IRAD-Western Illinois University]].  
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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.<ref name="DB41" />  
 
*[[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" />  
 
*[[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 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>  
 
*[[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" />  
 
*[[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" />  
 
*[[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>  

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Pritzker Military Museum and Library
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  geneaology@pritzkermilitary.org.

Address:[1]

Pritzker Military Museum and Library
Attn: Genealogy Research Request
104 S. Michigan Ave. Ste. 400
Chicago, IL 60603 USA

Telephone:[1]  312-374-9333
Fax:  312-374-9314.

Hours and holidays:[2] 

Map, directions, and public transportation

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

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

The research library has 45,000 books on military history including numerous unit histories, photos, uniforms, equipment, insignia, and ships for many of the world's militaries. They help genealogists.[3]

The Pritzker Military Museum and Library was established in 2003 by Colonel J.N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), who had assembled a major collection of books and related materials on military history, with a particular focus on the concept of the Citizen Soldier in America. A private museum and research library, the galleries and collections are accessible to the public for a $5 daily admission and are free to PMML members. The Museum and Library has over 45,000 books on military history including numerous unit histories with rosters and cruise books (similar to high school yearbooks) with lots of photographs. Additionally, the reference collection includes guides to uniforms, equipment, insignia, and ships for many of the world's militaries. The librarians enjoy working with genealogists, and genealogists are encouraged to see the Genealogy Research web page before visiting.

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Pritzker Military Museum and 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.[4]
  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, including Midwestern genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, and passenger lists.[5]
  • 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.[6]
  • 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.[7]

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Genealogical Research in Pritzker Military Museum and Library (accessed 7 April 2015).
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Main
  3. Pritzker Military Museum &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Library in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 30 March 2015).
  4. Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  5. Genealogy Center Collections in Genealogy Center (accessed 27 February 2015).
  6. Genealogy in National Archives at Chicago (accessed 27 February 2014).
  7. Genealogy and Local History in The Newberry (accessed 27 February 2015).
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 Dollarhide and Bremer, 41.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Dollarhide and Bremer, 39.
  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).