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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="Contact">"Contact Us" in ''Newberry Library'' at http://www.newberry.org/general/contactus.html (28 October 2010).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:genealogy@newberry.org genealogy@newberry.org.] <br>
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'''E-mail:'''<ref name="Contact">"Contact Us" in ''Newberry Library'' at http://www.newberry.org/general/contactus.html (28 October 2010).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:genealogy@newberry.org genealogy@newberry.org.] <br>  
  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="Contact" />  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="Contact" />  
  
:60 West Waltron Street<br>
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:60 West Waltron Street<br>  
 
:Chicago, Illinois 60610<br><br>
 
:Chicago, Illinois 60610<br><br>
  
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="RefServ">"Reference Services" in ''Newberry Library'' at http://www.newberry.org/collections/Reference.html (28 October 2010).</ref> &nbsp;(312) 255-3512<br>
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="RefServ">"Reference Services" in ''Newberry Library'' at http://www.newberry.org/collections/Reference.html (28 October 2010).</ref> &nbsp;(312) 255-3512<br>  
  
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="Hours">"Hours" in ''Newberry Library'' at http://www.newberry.org/general/hours.html (28 October 2010).</ref>&nbsp; Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br>
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'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="Hours">"Hours" in ''Newberry Library'' at http://www.newberry.org/general/hours.html (28 October 2010).</ref>&nbsp; Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.<br>  
  
 
:*[http://www.newberry.org/general/hours.html Holiday Closings click here]<br>
 
:*[http://www.newberry.org/general/hours.html Holiday Closings click here]<br>
  
'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;{''Optional''} <br>
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'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''<ref>"Directions to the Newberry Library" in ''Newberry Library'' at http://www.newberry.org/general/directions.html (29 October 2010).</ref><br>  
  
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
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*For neighborhood map, [http://www.newberry.org/general/localmap.html click here].
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*For bus, subway, and car parking directions, [http://www.newberry.org/general/directions.html click here].
  
*Newberry Library Internet [http://www.newberry.org/ home page]''<br>''
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'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
*Newberry Library [https://i-share.carli.illinois.edu/nby/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First online catalog] <br>
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*Newberry Library [http://www.newberry.org/genealogy/collections.html genealogy page] <br>
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*Newberry Library Internet [http://www.newberry.org/ home page]''<br>''  
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*Newberry Library [https://i-share.carli.illinois.edu/nby/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First online catalog] <br>  
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*Newberry Library [http://www.newberry.org/genealogy-and-local-history genealogy page] <br>
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'''Orientation and tours:'''
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The Genealogy and Local History staff introduces novices to the basics of research at an informal [http://www.newberry.org/programs-genealogists orientation] the first Saturday of every month. After the session, you are welcome to begin your research. A reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required.<br>
  
 
=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
Chicago, genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, and Britain.
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The Newberry Library is a private, non-circulating library free and open to the public. It is a research library for humanities and social sciences with 1.5 million books, 5 million manuscript pages, and 500,000 maps. This includes good American Indian, railroad archives, Chicago history, and cartography collections.<ref>Wikipedia Contributors, "Newberry Library" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newberry_Library (accessed 29 October 2010).</ref>
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One of its strongest collections is genealogy with 17,000 published '''genealogies''' of New England and colonial America, and British gentry and nobility. The library collects church, town, county, and state '''histories''', from all parts of America, Canada, and the British Isles, including comprehensive New England town histories. It has Ancestry and HeritageQuest subscriptions for '''census''' indexes, all federal census microfilms 1790-1850, and Midwest states to 1880; book indexes through 1850 and most of 1860. The collection also includes 1855 and 1865 Illinois '''state censuses''', and scattered other states and Canadian provinces. They have birth, marriage, death, probate, deeds, court, tax, and cemetery '''abstracts and indexes''' from the Mississippi Valley to the eastern seaboard, Canada, and British Isles. American Civil War '''military''' unit histories, rosters and pension lists of colonial wars through the Civil War, and scattered records from later wars are also available. Regarding the Internet, the Newberry Library has '''database subscriptions''' including Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest On-line, IrishOrigins.com, New England Ancestors, and Footnote.com. They also have a significant American, Canadian, and British genealogical '''periodicals''' collection, and the [[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)]] for family history researchers.<ref>"Overview of Newberry Library's Genealogy Collections" in ''Newberry Library'' at http://www.newberry.org/genealogy/overview.html (29 October 2010).</ref>
  
 
=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
  
{Optional}
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A reader's card is needed for research.&nbsp;To&nbsp;obtain&nbsp;a reader's card you must:
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:*Have a research interest supported by the Newberry’s collections,
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:*Be at least age 16,
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:*Show a valid photo I.D.,
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:*Show proof of your current address.<ref>"Who is eligible to do research at the Newberry Library? FAQ" in ''Newberry Library'' at http://www.newberry.org/collections/FAQs.html#Eligible (29 October 2010).</ref>
  
 
=== Guides  ===
 
=== Guides  ===
  
{''Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. ''}  
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[http://www.newberry.org/genealogy-collection-guides-and-research-tools Click here] for 78 online Newberry Library genealogical collection guides and research tools about:
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:*Collection guides (10)
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:*Ethnic guides (14)
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:*Military guides (6)
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:*Geographic guides (31)
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:*Researching Chicago (10)
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:*Uniquely Newberry (7)
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=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
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If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
  
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
  
 
*[[Allen County Public Library|Allen County Public Library]], Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, ethnic, and Canadians.  
 
*[[Allen County Public Library|Allen County Public Library]], Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, ethnic, and Canadians.  
*[http://www.archives.gov/great-lakes/contact/directions-il.html National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago)] federal censuses 1790–1930; military service and pension indexes, passenger lists,&nbsp;naturalizations, free Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest,&nbsp;Footnote.
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*[[National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago)]] federal censuses 1790–1930; military service and pension indexes, passenger lists,&nbsp;naturalizations,&nbsp;Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest,&nbsp;Footnote.
  
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
 
*[[Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, Utah, holds 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and Mormon records.  
 
*[[Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, Utah, holds 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and Mormon records.  
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*[[New York Public Library]] Genealogy Division has an outstanding collection of American history at national, state and local levels; international genealogy and heraldry in Roman alphabets; Dorot Jewish collection; photos; New York censuses, directories, and vital records.  
 
*[[New York Public Library]] Genealogy Division has an outstanding collection of American history at national, state and local levels; international genealogy and heraldry in Roman alphabets; Dorot Jewish collection; photos; New York censuses, directories, and vital records.  
 
*[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]], Independence, MO, national censuses/ indexes, 80,000 family and 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, newspapers.  
 
*[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]], Independence, MO, national censuses/ indexes, 80,000 family and 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, newspapers.  
*[[Dallas Public Central Library]] 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, and tax abstracts in book form, or microfilm of originals for some states, and online databases.
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*[[Dallas Public Central Library]] 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, tax abstracts, or microfilm of originals for some states, online databases.  
 
*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons.
 
*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons.
  
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
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*Cook County Clerk [http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com/ births, marriages, and deaths online]
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*[http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/ Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court] probates, civil, criminal records.
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*[http://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov/home/ClerksOffice.aspx U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois] trial transcripts and court records.
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*[http://www.co.cook.il.us/portal/server.pt/community/recorder_of_deeds___registrar_of_titles/279 Cook County Recorder of Deeds] and Registrar of Titles
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*[http://www.chipublib.org/ Chicago Public Library] reference books, how-to-guides, histories, biographies.
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*[http://www.chicagohs.org/research/resources/family Chicago History Museum] directories, address conversion, newspapers, biography.
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*[http://www.spertus.edu/asher_cja/index.php Asher Library], Spertus Institute for Jewish Studies 500,000 books, films, music, and artifacts.
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*[http://www.pgsa.org/aboutPGSA.php Polish Genealogical Society of America], 60,000 books on Polish history, art, culture, reference.
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*[http://library.uic.edu/ University of Illinois at Chicago],&nbsp;biography, periodicals, newspapers, oral history, ethnic studies.
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/services.html Illinois State Archives], Springfield, getting started, local, state, and federal government records.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/iradhome.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)], 7 repositories, births, marriages, deaths, naturalizations. land, probate, schools, courts, professional licenses and registrations.
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/home.html Illinois State Library], Springfield, family histories, periodicals, county histories and records.
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*[http://www.illinoishistory.gov/lib/ishlgen.htm Illinois State Historical Library (ISHL)], Springfield, (A. Lincoln Library) genealogies, county histories, atlases, plats, census indexes, cemetery inscriptions, BMD and naturalization indexes, databases.
  
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Revision as of 16:54, 29 August 2012

Newberry Library
Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois.

Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  genealogy@newberry.org.

Address:[1]

60 West Waltron Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610

Telephone:[2]  (312) 255-3512

Hours and holidays:[3]  Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Directions, maps, and public transportation:[4]

Internet sites and databases:

Orientation and tours:

The Genealogy and Local History staff introduces novices to the basics of research at an informal orientation the first Saturday of every month. After the session, you are welcome to begin your research. A reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required.

Collection Description

The Newberry Library is a private, non-circulating library free and open to the public. It is a research library for humanities and social sciences with 1.5 million books, 5 million manuscript pages, and 500,000 maps. This includes good American Indian, railroad archives, Chicago history, and cartography collections.[5]

One of its strongest collections is genealogy with 17,000 published genealogies of New England and colonial America, and British gentry and nobility. The library collects church, town, county, and state histories, from all parts of America, Canada, and the British Isles, including comprehensive New England town histories. It has Ancestry and HeritageQuest subscriptions for census indexes, all federal census microfilms 1790-1850, and Midwest states to 1880; book indexes through 1850 and most of 1860. The collection also includes 1855 and 1865 Illinois state censuses, and scattered other states and Canadian provinces. They have birth, marriage, death, probate, deeds, court, tax, and cemetery abstracts and indexes from the Mississippi Valley to the eastern seaboard, Canada, and British Isles. American Civil War military unit histories, rosters and pension lists of colonial wars through the Civil War, and scattered records from later wars are also available. Regarding the Internet, the Newberry Library has database subscriptions including Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest On-line, IrishOrigins.com, New England Ancestors, and Footnote.com. They also have a significant American, Canadian, and British genealogical periodicals collection, and the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) for family history researchers.[6]

Tips

A reader's card is needed for research. To obtain a reader's card you must:

  • Have a research interest supported by the Newberry’s collections,
  • Be at least age 16,
  • Show a valid photo I.D.,
  • Show proof of your current address.[7]

Guides

Click here for 78 online Newberry Library genealogical collection guides and research tools about:


  • Collection guides (10)
  • Ethnic guides (14)
  • Military guides (6)
  • Geographic guides (31)
  • Researching Chicago (10)
  • Uniquely Newberry (7)

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Newberry Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, ethnic, and Canadians.
  • National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago) federal censuses 1790–1930; military service and pension indexes, passenger lists, naturalizations, Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Footnote.

Similar Collections

  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, holds 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and Mormon records.
  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, photographs, books, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, national in scope. Over 100 million name database, of vital records, genealogies, journals, over 200,000 books, 100,000 microfilms, and over 20 million manuscripts with emphasis on New England and New York since the 1600s.
  • New York Public Library Genealogy Division has an outstanding collection of American history at national, state and local levels; international genealogy and heraldry in Roman alphabets; Dorot Jewish collection; photos; New York censuses, directories, and vital records.
  • Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, MO, national censuses/ indexes, 80,000 family and 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, newspapers.
  • Dallas Public Central Library 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, tax abstracts, or microfilm of originals for some states, online databases.
  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons.

Neighboring Collections

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Newberry Library

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Contact Us" in Newberry Library at http://www.newberry.org/general/contactus.html (28 October 2010).
  2. "Reference Services" in Newberry Library at http://www.newberry.org/collections/Reference.html (28 October 2010).
  3. "Hours" in Newberry Library at http://www.newberry.org/general/hours.html (28 October 2010).
  4. "Directions to the Newberry Library" in Newberry Library at http://www.newberry.org/general/directions.html (29 October 2010).
  5. Wikipedia Contributors, "Newberry Library" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newberry_Library (accessed 29 October 2010).
  6. "Overview of Newberry Library's Genealogy Collections" in Newberry Library at http://www.newberry.org/genealogy/overview.html (29 October 2010).
  7. "Who is eligible to do research at the Newberry Library? FAQ" in Newberry Library at http://www.newberry.org/collections/FAQs.html#Eligible (29 October 2010).