Deerfield Area Historical Society

P.O. Box 520, Deerfield, IL 60015
Historic Village, exhibits, objects, archival materials, clipping files.

Caspar Ott Log House Restoration

Digital Past
The local Digital Past project is a joint venture of the Deerfield Area Historical Society and the Deerfield Public Library. The Historical Society collects photographs and other items of historic interest and makes them available through this website.

Lake County Discovery Museum/ Lake County History Archives
Located in the Lakewood Forest Preserve on Route 176, just west of Fairfield Road 847-968-3381 This popular museum houses Lake County objects and archival materials and is home to the Curt Teich Postcard Archives, the largest public collection of postcards in the world.


Chicago History Museum

1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614 312-642-4600 Formerly the Chicago Historical Society. A major museum and research center for Chicago and American History.

The Encyclopedia of Chicago
This easy to search online encyclopedia presents thousands of entries, photos and maps related to Chicago's history.

Chicago Landmarks

Information about Chicago buildings, architects, architectural styles, tours and maps.


Illinois Railway Museum
7000 Olson Road, Union, IL, 60180.
America's largest railroad museum.

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Musuem
This site contains a virtual tour of the museum and an interactive timeline of Lincoln's life.

Milwaukee Road Historical Society


Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

This database contains basic facts about 6.3 million servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War drawn from records in the National Archives.

Ellis Island Records

An excellent site for researchers, if their ancestors were among the 22 million immigrants who came through Ellis Island.

Illinois State Archives
Margaret Cross Norton Building, Capitol Complex, Springfield, IL 62756
Online searchable indexes including: the Marriage Index 1763-1900, Death Index 1916-1950, and 10 databases relating to Illinois veterans. It includes the Illinois Civil War Muster, a new database that allows you to search the names and personal information of Illinois soldiers who fought in the Civil War.

National Archives and Records Administration
7358 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60629-5898
The National Archives branch in Chicago has copies of the census, immigration records, draft cards, and other useful documents for genealogists. This website provides many of the finding aids, guides, and research tools that can prepare you for a visit to its facilities or for requesting records from NARA.



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