The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, has branches around the nation where genealogy researchers can view microfilms and microfiche. All are welcome, free of charge. To find a nearby center and its hours, search by zip code using the locator.
900 Library Plaza
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
The Allen County Library's Genealogy Center has one of the largest research collections available. Staff specialize in genealogy and are available to help.
500 N. Dunton Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5910
The library has a genealogy and local history collection in the Kathrine Shackley Room. It is staffed by volunteers to assist patrons with family research.
413 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Cook Library has a collection of books for beginning genealogists. Research materials are located in the Genealogy Reference area (Cook Park location, lower level) with a concentration in DAR/Revolutionary War and immigration from Germany, and microfilm of the local Independent Register newspaper obituaries back to 1894. The library regularly hosts a Genealogy Networking Group.
Vernon Hills Village Hall
290 Evergreen Cr.
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
The society's research facility is located in the lower level of the Vernon Hills Village Hall. It is staffed by volunteers, so please call (847-918-3584) before visiting.
60 W. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60610
The Newberry Library has an extensive genealogical collection, especially for pre-twentieth century sources. It has military records, local histories, state historical, and genealogical journals.