Deerfield Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 520, Deerfield, IL 60015
Historic Village, exhibits, objects, archival materials, clipping files.
Caspar Ott Log House Restoration
The local Digital Past project is a joint venture of the Deerfield Area
Historical Society and the Deerfield Public Library. The Historical Society
collects photographs and other items of historic interest and makes them
available through this website.http://www.digitalpast.org/
Lake County Discovery Museum/ Lake County History Archives
Located in the Lakewood Forest Preserve on Route 176, just west of Fairfield
Road847-968-3381This popular museum houses Lake County objects and archival
materials and is home to the Curt Teich Postcard Archives, the largest
public collection of postcards in the world.
Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614312-642-4600Formerly the Chicago
Historical Society. A major museum and research center for Chicago and
Encyclopedia of Chicago
This easy to search online encyclopedia presents thousands of entries,
photos and maps related to Chicago's history.
Information about Chicago buildings, architects, architectural styles,
tours and maps.
Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Road, Union, IL, 60180.
America's largest railroad museum.
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Lincoln Presidential Library and Musuem
This site contains a virtual tour of the museum and an interactive timeline
of Lincoln's life.
Milwaukee Road Historical Society
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
This database contains basic facts about 6.3 million servicemen who served
on both sides during the Civil War drawn from records in the National
Ellis Island Records
An excellent site for researchers, if their ancestors were among the 22
million immigrants who came through Ellis Island.
Illinois State Archives
Margaret Cross Norton Building, Capitol Complex, Springfield, IL 62756
Online searchable indexes including: the Marriage Index 1763-1900, Death
Index 1916-1950, and 10 databases relating to Illinois veterans. It includes
the Illinois Civil War Muster, a new database that allows you to search
the names and personal information of Illinois soldiers who fought in
the Civil War.
National Archives and Records Administration
7358 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60629-5898
The National Archives branch in Chicago has copies of the census, immigration
records, draft cards, and other useful documents for genealogists. This
website provides many of the finding aids, guides, and research tools
that can prepare you for a visit to its facilities or for requesting records