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South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society
South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society

Contact Information[edit | edit source]



3000 W. 170th Place
Hazel Crest, IL. 60429-1174 USA

Telephone:[1]  708-335-3340.

Hours:  SSGHS Research Library hours.

Map, directions, and public transportation

  • Public transportation:  CTA Pace bus route 359 stops two blocks west the the Library at Kenzie Ave and 171st St.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

This is a very good genealogical collection with local histories, genealogies, naturalization records, Pullman Car Works personnel records, obituary files, and church histories.[2]

Includes federal censuses 1820-1930, state censuses 1825-1865, Chicago directories 1871-1985, surname files, nauralizations, funeral homes, historic maps, Chicago and Cook County how-to-research books, local newspapers and obituary files, and periodicals from 72 genealogical societies.[3]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, including Midwestern genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, and passenger lists.[4]
  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.[5]
  • National Archives at Chicago old federal court and agency records for Illinois and Midwest U.S. federal censuses 1790–1940; military service and pension indexes, passenger lists, naturalizations,, HeritageQuest, Fold3.[6]
  • Newberry Library, Chicago, a large repository with genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, and the British Isles.[7]

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Contact Us in South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society (accessed 6 April 2015).
  2. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 39. At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 J54d.
  3. Research Resources at the SSGHS Library in South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society (accessed 6 April 2015).
  4. Genealogy Center Collections in Genealogy Center (accessed 27 February 2015).
  5. Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  6. Genealogy in National Archives at Chicago (accessed 27 February 2014).
  7. Genealogy and Local History in The Newberry (accessed 27 February 2015).
  8. Dollarhide and Bremer, 39.
  9. Pritzker Military Museum and Library in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 30 March 2015).
  10. Dollarhide and Bremer, 41.
  11. Genealogy Committee in Illinois State Genealogical Society (accessed 21 March 2015).
  12. Administrative Histories in Illinois State Archives (accessed 30 March 2015).
  13. Printed Materials in Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (accessed 30 March 2015).
  14. Genealogy in Augustana College (accessed 30 March 2015).
  15. Dollarhide and Bremer, 134.
  16. National Archives at St. Louis in National Archives (accessed 18 March 2014).