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*

    * see our online catalog

Library Rules

As of August 23, 2021,  in light of the Cook County Mask Mandate, SSGHS Library asks that you follow these simple rules:
1. Do not come to the library if you are feeling ill.
2. A face mask is required for everyone, even if you are vaccinated.
3. We suggest that you call to schedule your visit to the library.
4. Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes will be available in the library.
5. We encourage you to bring your own laptop.
6. For our monthly Saturday meetings, please wear a mask.

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:

Volume 50:1 (Fall & Winter 2019)
Volume 50:2 (Spring & Summer 2020)

This volume 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.

Volume 51:1 is in progress and will be available to members during the membership year from Sept. 2020-Aug. 2021.