What Makes Us Different?


Our collection includes but is not limited to:

  • Hammond City Directories 1943-1974
  • 600+ family histories
  • Selected funeral homes’ records
  • County Histories
  • Church histories and records
  • High School yearbooks
  • Regional telephone directories
  • Local area information files
  • Microform and CD materials

The SSGHS Library is a non-profit 501(c)3, non-circulating reference and research library which is open to the public.  There is a fee for non-members.  The Library contains over 14,000 books for the United States as well as many other countries.  Our card catalog is online.

Member of:

Illinois State Genealogical Society
Illinois State Genealogical Society
Federation of Genealogical Societies
Federation of Genealogical Societies