This webpage lists some places you can find Chicago genealogy records and sources online. Be aware that some records were lost in the Chicago fire of 1871. However, other resources, like the Sam Fink Index, can sometimes be helpful in the pre-1871 period for Chicago genealogy research.

Chicago Vital Records and Obituaries Indexes (Birth, Marriage and Death Records)

Note: to access images of the records for the FamilySearch links listed below, you must be at a FamilySearch Center or FamilySearch Affiliate Library. Viewing the online FamilySearch indexes requires free registration.

Chicago City Directories and Telephone Books

Illinois Naturalization Records

Note: Cook County Naturalization records prior to 1871 were destroyed in the Chicago fire.

Chicago Voter Registration Records

Chicago Church Records

Chicago Jewish Genealogy Records

Chicago Newspapers (Historical)

Chicago Property Records and Building Permits

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Genealogy Guides

Census Records | Irish Genealogy | Military Records

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Chicago Genealogy Records and Sources on the Internet