Genealogy

Licensed resources

A to Z Maps

One-stop shop for maps with over 145,000 different maps. Also includes geography quizzes and lesson plans for teachers, and antique maps that can be printed.

America's Genealogy Bank

Quickly find your ancestors in over four centuries of rare documents and records. Search thousands of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and genealogies. Plus, selected material from the American State Papers and U.S. Serial Set, the complete Social Security Death Index and more than 29 million obituaries.

Ancestry.com

Access the U.S. Federal Census (1790-1930), the U.K. Census Collection (1861-1901), the U.S. Immigration Collection, Vital Records, Social Security Death Index, military records, and more.

ArchiveGrid

Online access to nearly a million descriptions of archival collections owned by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives worldwide.

Brookfield Suburban Life Archives

Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of the Brookfield Suburban Life.

Chicago Tribune (1849-Current)

Back issues of the Chicago Tribune.

Chicago Tribune Historical Archives

Covering Chicago, the nation, and the world from the past 150 years including: the Civil War, Chicago Mayors, U.S. Presidencies, WWI, WWII, and much more.

HeritageQuest

Access census records, a genealogy book collection, the Periodical Source Index, Revolutionary War Pension Applications, and more.

Riverside-Brookfield Landmark

Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of the Riverside-Brookfield Landmark.

Websites

Ancestor Hunt

A listing of free genealogy search engines.

Ellis Island Database

Includes passenger arrival and ship records.

FamilySearch

A non-profit family history organization concentrating on genealogical resources.

GenUK-I

Genealogy resources for the UK and Ireland.

Linkpendium

A list of sites for genealogy research.