Whether you're a seasoned genealogist or a budding family historian, we have the resources you need.
Ancestry.com is a treasure trove of information and a great place to get started. Be warned: clear your schedule, because you'll be in deep! Access is limited to inside the Library only. There's also Heritage Hub for obituaries and death records going back more than 200 years, Fold3 for military records and more.
Genealogy Research Tools
Search obituaries and death notices from more than 3,600 newspapers across the United States.
View genealogical records from a database maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Creation of a free personal account is required. Schaumburg Library is a FamilySearch affiliate. Some content is restricted and available for in-Library use only.
Access even more genealogy research databases, including newspaper archives and more.
The National Archives and Records Administration is the nation’s record keeper, including providing access to historic census records from 1790 to 1940.