Thursday, July 25, 2013

National Archives at Chicago

The National Archives in Chicago is another great location for a genealogical research trip.

The Regional Archives in Chicago have an extensive microfilm collection that includes:
  • Federal Census Records
  • Indian Census Rolls for Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota
  • Naturalization Indexes
  • Passenger Arrivals
  • Military Service and Pension Records

The Archives also has paper records of:
  • World War II Draft Cards
  • Indian School Records
  • Criminal, Civil, and Bankruptcy Case Files
  • Farm Ownership Case Files

In addition, they store other historical records such as maps and photographs from 1800 to the 1990s for the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

It is suggested that you contact the Archives before visiting. You can also initiate research by phone, by email or by mail.

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