Over 8,700 genealogical and local history databases. This resource is only accessible from inside the library. Tutorial
Records of 10 million immigrants who arrived in New York from 1830 – 1892.
Birth certificates 75 years or older, marriage licenses 50 years or older, and death certificates 20 years or older.
A comprehensive list of online resources.
An introductory list of genealogy resources.
Website dedicated to Downers Grove history.
A selected list of Downers Grove history resources.
Our oldest newspapers are now viewable online. Search the archive by name, place, or keyword.
Includes indexes to Downers Grove Township, Lisle Township, and York Township cemeteries.
Immigrants who came through Ellis Island from 1892 - 1924.
Historical records maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Genealogical and historical records for more than 60 countries.
Statewide Death Index Pre-1916 – 1950, Marriage Index 1763 – 1900, and Illinois Veterans Index.
Genealogical records from all over the world.
Genealogy holdings at the Chicago office of the National Archives and Records Administration.
This site contains tools for finding immigration, census and vital records and for dealing with calendars, maps and foreign alphabets.
More than 10.5 million obituaries and death notices from Chicago Tribune (1852-1984), New York Times (1851-1994), and Los Angeles Times (1881-1984).
Items and sources recommended by DGPL.
County and state genealogy sites.
Genealogy sites in countries around the world.