South Suburban Genealogical
and Historical Society
Hazel Crest, Illinois

Serving south Cook and east Will counties, Illinois
    including Chicago's Roseland/Pullman neighborhoods

Established 1968


Internet Links

Please report any broken links or suggest new links to


National Agencies  

National Archives Genealogy

National Archives-Great Lakes (Chicago)
7358 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, Illinois 60629-5898
(773) 948-9000

NARA - Order Online

BLM Eastern States-Govt.Land Office

Railroad Retirement Board Genealogical Info

State and County Agencies  

Illinois Dept of Public Health-Vital Records

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Illinois State Archives   

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Cook County Genealogy Online
Historical Cook County, Illinois
Vital Records

Cook County Building
118 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Vital Statistics, Randolph Street, Concourse
(312) 603-7790

Kankakee County Clerk

Will County Clerk's Office
Will County Clerk
Main Office
302 N. Chicago Street
Joliet IL 60432
(815) 740-4615

Historical Societies

Chicago Historical Society

Chicago's Southeast Side

Illinois State Historical Society

Genealogical Societies, Groups

Board for Certification of Genealogists

British Interest (Genealogy) Group of Wisconsin and Illinois

Chicago Genealogical Society

Cook County, IL Genealogy Forum

Federation of Genealogical Societies

Illiana Jewish Genealogical Society

Illinois Genealogy Forum

Illinois State Genealogical Society

McLean County Genealogy Society

National Genealogical Society

Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society

Polish Genealogical Society of America

Tinley Moraine Genealogists

Will County, IL Genealogy Forum

GenWeb Links  

US GenWeb Project

World GenWeb


Find A Grave

Graveyards of Chicago

Illinois Historic Cemetery Preservation Handbook (A guide to basic preservation)

Military Cemeteries (Provides simple access to relevant information about state cemetery records)

St. Michael's Cemetery (The wave of the future in mapping cemeteries) 

Ethnic Research


Babel Fish Translation Translates several foreign languages 
to English or English to foreign languages.

Google Language Tools -
Convert to or translate from a
foreign language

UK and Ireland

Swedish Roots Blog

Research in Other States

Archives of Maryland Online

Northwest Indiana Research

The Ohio Historical Society Archives/Library

Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records    

Tennessee State Library and Archives

University of Pennsylvania Archives and Records Center

The Library of Virginia


Other Archives & Libraries

FamilySearch - LDS Church
402 Longwood Drive
Chicago Heights, IL
(708) 756-1280
(2 blocks west of
Ashland; 2 blocks north
of Joe Orr Road)

5200 S .University Ave.
Chicago, IL
(773) 493-1830

13150 S. 88th Ave.
Orland Park, IL
(708) 361-5474
655 Springfield Ave.
Joliet, IL
(815) 725-8621

300 Wirth Rd
(near Cline Ave.)
Griffith, IN
 (219) 838-8189

503 Burlington Beach Rd
Valparaiso, IN
(219) 464-4411

Newberry Library
60 W. Walton St.
Chicago IL 60610-3305
(312) 943-9090

Chicago Public Library
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State St.
Chicago IL 60605
(312) 747-4300 general info

Allen County (Ft. Wayne) Public Library
900 Webster St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46801
(219) 421-1200

General Information, Misc. Sites

A Look at Cook (Genealogy In Cook County Illinois) 

The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library website info page.

Calumet Heritage Partnership

Chicago Genealogist

Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau

Chicago's Steel Heritage Project

Cook County Assessor

Cook County, Illinois Marriage Records 1871-1920
Family Search website

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

Early Chicago

Encyclopedia of Chicago

Family Chronicle

FGS Society Hall (find a genealogical society)

Free Genealogy Search Help for Google

Genealogy Blog (A ton of interesting reading)

Genealogy Forms (Free Download)

Genealogy Gateway

Genealogy Home Page

Genealogy Insider (Monthly blog)

Genealogy Resources on the Internet (A comprehensive list of
world wide Internet Links) 

Genealogy Today (What's New in Genealogy ... Today!)

Genealogy Trails (Free Cook County information)

Genealogy Trails (Free Will County information)

General Information about Cook County

General Information about Will County

Heritage Quest

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild

Mocavo Search Engine  (Free printable family tree templates)

The Olive Tree Genealogy: Obsolete Occupations

Prairie Farmers Directory of Farmers and Breeders - 
Will and Southern Cook Counties, Illinois  

RootsWeb Guide to Tracing Family Trees 

Stephen P. Morse (A potpourri of immigration, census, and vital records)

Thornton Township High School Alumni 

United States Street Maps

U.S. Steel Gary Works Photograph Collection, 1906-1971

USA People Search (Big List of Genealogy Links)

Where is this Town Located?

Pullman/Roseland-Related Sites

Historic Pullman Foundation 

Roseland, Chicago, Illinois

Historical Information

History of Riverdale, Illinois 1835 - 2008 

Copyright 2011, South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society
 3000 West 170th Place, Hazel Crest, IL.  60429 - 1174
Telephone: (708) 335-3340
E-mail to:

Last update 1 July 2013