Chicago Genealogy Search (Illinois)

Perform a free Chicago, IL public genealogy records search, including genealogy ancestry histories, family search histories, and family trees.


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Chicago City Government Murder Records https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/2017-chicago-murders View Chicago City Government's murder database, listed by name of deceased, including date of murder, cause, time and address.

Chicago Public Library Database https://www.chipublib.org/resource/ View Chicago Public Library online resources list by title, description and location.

Find Chicago Genealogy Records

Chicago Genealogy Records provide information on people who were born, lived, or died in Chicago, Illinois. Several government agencies and departments maintain Genealogy Records, including the U.S. Census Bureau, Illinois offices, and Chicago offices. These records help people track family histories and trace lineages. In Chicago, Vital Records Offices hold Genealogy Records such as birth, marriage, and death records that date back over a century.

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