What Makes Us Different?
Our collection includes but is not limited to:
- The PULLMAN COLLECTION of employee records
- Cemetery Master Index of 93 area cemeteries, containing over 62,500 names
- Chicago City Directories* 1871-1917, 1923, 1928-1929
- Oak Forest Hospital Cemetery records 1910-1971
- Blue Island Sun Obituaries Index 1919-1969
- Calumet City Naturalization records 1906-1954
- Calumet City Burial Permit records c. 1925-1941
- Acme Steel Newsletters 1926-32, 1935-50, 1954-61
- 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*
* see our online catalog
New Library Rules
As we move into Phase 5, SSGHS Library asks that you follow these simple rules:
- Do not come to the library if are feeling ill.
- A face mask is required if you are not vaccinated.
- We suggest that you call to schedule your visit to the library.
- Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes will be available in the library.
- We encourage you to bring your own laptop.
The SSGHS Library is a non-profit 501(c)3, non-circulating reference and research library that is open to the public. The Library contains more than 14,000 books and items for the United States as well as many other countries. We are a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. Our card catalog is online (see top of page).
2019-2020 Where The Trails Cross,
this issue of the journal of SSGHS is now available to those who were members during the
2019-2020 member year, and to societies with whom we exchange journals. This journal is password-protected.