Local Genealogy

Books

Cemetery inscriptions of Lisle Township, DuPage County, Illinois 
2 volumes, Naperville, IL: Fox Valley Genealogical Society, 1989 
Reference- Local History 929.377324 
(This is available at the Nichols Library.)

Chicago and Cook county: a guide to research 
Szucs, Loretto Dennis 
Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry, 1996 
Reference 929.10720773 SZU 
(Copies are available at the Nichols and Naper Boulevard libraries.)

Combination atlas map of DuPage County, Illinois 
Thompson Bro's and Burr 
Elgin, IL: Thompson Bro's and Burr, 1975 (reprint of 1874 ed.) 977.324 THO (Abridged copies are available at the 95th Street Library and the Nichols Local History Collection. An unabridged copy may be found online here.)

DuPage County, Illinois churches and their records, 1833-1920 
Lombard, IL: Lombard Suburban Genealogical Society, 1981 
Reference 929.3 DUP 
(This is available at the Nichols Library.)

DuPage County, Illinois genealogical records 
Stoddard, John H. 
Elmhurst, IL: J.H. Stoddard, 1992 
Reference 929.3 STO 
(This is available at the Nichols Library.)

DuPage County, Illinois, land atlas and plat book 
Rockford Map Publishers 
Rockford, IL: Rockford Map Publishers, 1968- 
Reference- Local History 912.77324 DUP 
(This is available at the Nichols Library. The library has the 1968, 1975, 1979, 1987, 1989 and 1994 editions of this work.)

DuPage County (IL) marriages, 1839-1906 
Lombard, IL: DuPage Genealogical Society, no date 
Reference 929.377324 
(Copies are available at the Nichols Library in its Reference and Local History collections. This is a computerized index produced by the Illinois State Archives, dated August 11, 1993).

DuPage County, Illinois probate records, 1839 to 1900 inclusive 
Robb, Ruth Flesher 
DuPage County, IL, 199? 
Reference-Local History 929.377324 DUP 
(This is available at the Nichols Library.)

Finding Your Chicago Ancestors 
DuMelle, Grace 
Chicago, IL: Lake Claremont Press, 2005 
Reference 929.10720773 
(This is available at the Nichols and 95th Street Libraries.)

Illinois marriage records index 
94 microfiche 
Springfield, IL: Illinois Genealogical Society, 1999 
Reference Microform Drawers 
(This is available at the Nichols Library.)

Illinois mortality schedule, 1860 
Volkel, Lowell M. 
Indianapolis: Heritage House, 1979 
Reference 929.3773 VOL 
(This is available at the Nichols Library, which owns only volume one, covering Adams through Effingham counties.)

Index to the naturalization records of DuPage County, Illinois 
Lombard, IL: DuPage Genealogical Society, 1999 
Reference-Local History 929.377324 IND 
(This is available at the Nichols Library.)

Index to the sesquicentennial citizen applications and papers of Naperville, Illinois (1981) 
Naperville, IL: Fox Valley Genealogical Society, 1992 
Reference-Local History 929.377324 IND 
(This book, found at the Nichols Library, is a companion to two microfilm reels of the documents themselves, found in the reference microform drawers.)

Landowners of DuPage County, Illinois: an index to plat maps and related sources 1835-1904 
Lombard, IL: Lombard Suburban Genealogical Society, 1984 
Reference-Local History 977.324 LAN 
(This is available at the Nichols Library.)

Naperville area farm families history 
Naperville, IL: Naperville Farmers'Riverwalk Committee, 1983 
Reference-Local History 929.32403 NAP 
(This is available at the Nichols Library. It can also be accessed online here.)

Naperville cemetery: articles about Naperville Cemetery which appeared in Illinois State Genealogical Quarterly 
Springfield, IL: Illinois State Genealogical Society, 1978-1982 
Reference-Local History 929.377324 NAP 
(This is available at the Nichols Library.)

Newspapers in the Illinois State Historical Library 
Springfield, IL: Illinois State Library, 1998 
Reference Desk 071.73 NEW 
(Copies are available at the Nichols and Naper Boulevard Libraries.)

Pioneers of Naperville: A Memorial Volume 
2 Volumes. Naperville, IL: Fort Payne Chapter, D.A.R. 1988 
Reference-Local History 929.3 PIO 
(This is available at the Nichols Library.)

Periodicals

Fox Tales 
Fox Valley Genealogical Society 
2008-Present 
(This publication is available at the Nichols Library.)

The review: a quarterly publication of the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society 
1990-Present 
Reference 929.377324 DUP 
(This publication is available at the Nichols Library.)

Rural Heritage News 
Wheatland Plowing Match Association 
April, 1991-Present 
Reference 929 WHE 
(This publication is available at the Nichols Library.)

Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society

The library owns paper copies from 1976-Present.  This journal is also available online here.

We also have access to the following periodicals.  Please note that microfilm is only available at the Nichols Library.

The Naperville Clarion
January 5, 1870- January 6, 1971 (microfilm, incomplete)

The Naperville Sun 
July 19, 1935- Present (microfilm) 
January 1, 1997- Present (through NewsBank Access World News database)

Chicago Tribune 
Historical Archive, 1849-1989 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers Chicago Tribune database) 
1849-1857 [incomplete], 1858-2009 (microfilm)

Digital Microfilm, Jan 2008 - Present (ProQuest)
Online, 1987 to Present

Web sites

Cook County Genealogy 
This database contains birth, marriage and death information for millions of Cook County, Illinois residents. While access to the database is free, downloading of all records is a $15.00 cost, payable by credit card.

DuPage County, Illinois History and Genealogy 
This site features various links regarding DuPage County.

Illinois Family History Research 
Links to a series of articles hosted by Ancestry.com regarding Illinois records.

Illinois State Archives 
Genealogy Research at the Illinois State Archives 
This searchable site provides databases of public domain land tract sales, Illinois veteran listings from 1812 through 1898, a statewide marriage index from 1763 through 1900, and the various document listings of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories.

Illinois Vital Records 
This site has information on obtaining vital records from the Illinois Department of Public Health.