Genealogy Collection

AHML's extensive genealogy collection includes newspapers, books, periodicals, a map collection, as well as census information, passenger lists, and other directories and indexes.

Obituary Indexes
Vital Records Indexes
  • Daily Herald (Paddock Publications) 1901–present
  • Chicago Tribune 1861–present
  • Chicago Tribune--Complete- (online, 1849-)
  • State of Illinois Death Index 1916–1947 (microfiche and online)
  • Pre-1900 Illinois Marriage Index (microfiche and online)
  • Index to birth, marriage, and death notices from Arlington Heights Paddock Publications 1901–1920
Telephone/Other Directories
(microform and online)
Passenger Lists
  • Arlington Heights and some Northwest suburban telephone directories 1909–present (microform and online)
  • Chicago city directories 1839–1928 (microform)
  • Miscellaneous Illinois city, county directories, and histories (microform)
  • 1850–1930 Federal Census for Wheeling and Elk Grove Townships
  • Baltimore 1820–1891
  • Boston 1820–1891
  •  New Orleans 1820–1875
  • New York 1820–1897
  • Philadelphia 1800–1882
  • Miscellaneous Atlantic and Gulf ports 1820–1873 (No indexes)
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