Cook County Resources


A Guide to Chicago and Midwestern Polish-American Genealogy by Jason Kruski

Local History/Genealogy/929.3438/KRUSKI,J


Finding Your Chicago Ancestors : a Beginner's Guide to Family History in the City and Cook County by Grace DuMelle 

Local History/Genealogy/929.377311/DUMELLE,G


Locations of Chicago Roman Catholic Churches, 1850-1990 by Jack Bochar

Local History/Genealogy/REFERENCE/282.77311/BOCHAR,J


Chicago Near North Suburban Criss-Cross Directory

Local History/Genealogy/REFERENCE/917.73/HAINES


Streetwise Chicago : a History of Chicago Street Names by Don Haynor

Local History/Genealogy/REFERENCE/917.7311/HAYNER,D


Surname Index to the 1850 Federal Census of Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois : a Bi-Centennial Project by Gertrude W Lundberg 

Local History/Genealogy/REFERENCE/929.377311/LUNDBERG,G


Chicago Ward Maps, 1837-1970 by Sherrie Styx

Local History/Genealogy/REFERENCE/929.377311/STYX,S


Chicago Genealogist published by the Chicago Genealogical Society

Local History/Genealogy/PERIODICALS


Where the Trails Cross published by the South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society

Local History/Genealogy/PERIODICALS


Great Chicago Fire Google Map

See map drawers in the Shackley room for various maps, including plat maps, street maps and more. 

Genealogy Societies and Organizations in Cook County

Afro-American Genealogy and Historical Society of Chicago

Chicago Genealogical Society

Czech and Slovak American Genealogical Society of Illinois

Illinois State Genealogical Society

Polish Genealogical Society of America

South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society


Chicago History Museum

Illinois State Archives

Newberry Library

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Chicago Branch