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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>  
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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}} 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.  
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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.
  
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===

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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
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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 & 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).