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.

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.
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ArchiveGrid

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

Chicago Tribune (1849-Current)

Back issues of the Chicago Tribune.

FamilySearch

Discover your family's history with in-library access to thousands of document archives worldwide.
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HeritageHub

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 - today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members.
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HeritageQuest

Access census records, a genealogy book collection, the Periodical Source Index, Revolutionary War Pension Applications, and more.
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Newspaper Archives of the LSF Brookfield Library: Access from Home

Every newspaper in the database is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy to quickly explore historical content. Use the archive to gain a local perspective on historical news, to research your family history, or to simply read about a person or event of interest.

Newspaper Archives of the LSF Brookfield Library: Access in the Library

Every newspaper in the database is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy to quickly explore historical content. Use the archive to gain a local perspective on historical news, to research your family history, or to simply read about a person or event of interest. This link does not require a library card to use when inside Brookfield Library!

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.
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GenUK-I

Genealogy resources for the UK and Ireland.

Linkpendium

A list of sites for genealogy research.