|MOA - Making of America||If you love to read old books to learn what life was like for your ancestors, you will love this site!|
It's brought to you by the University of Michigan.
You can find images of entire pages from thousands of books and journals.
You can glance at the books I'm starting to list at the bottom of the page, which stress Chicago's early history; but I'm sure you'll find books and journals you like even more.
|Chicago Imagebase||Brought to you by the University of Illinois at Chicago, has lots of maps and images from Chicago's past|
|Chicago History Museum||great images, take time to see all this site has to offer|
University of Chicago Library
|Brought to you by the University of Chicago, has lots of maps of Chicago|
Old maps show bicycle paths, RR lines, ethnic makeup of districts
Links to MANY other sites with maps
|The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory||An online exhibition|
|Lincolnnet||Text-searchable Digitized documents--More than just Lincoln|
|Chicago Public Library||Chicago History section of the CPL Website|
|History of Chicago From Trading Post to Metropolis||brought to you by Roosevelt University and the External Studies program|
|Chicago City Council Proceedings - 1833-1871||You can search for surnames, topics, and locations in this pre-Great-Fire source.|
|Canal Corridor Association||The Illinois and Michigan Canal played an enormous role in the early history of Chicago|
|Bridgeport history home page||"A brief history and look into one of Chicago's oldest neighborhoods" by students at The University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Early Chicago||Book and website with information about persons and events for which historical records can be located.|
|Virtual tours of Chicago's Landmarks|| You can take a number of virtual tours of Chicago's famous buildings|
The pages are filled with pictures, interactive maps, and historical information
|History of the Chicago L||provides a detailed history and wonderful images of Chicago's rapid transit system|
|Benjamin Dreyfus' award winning research|| "The City Transformed,|
Railroads and Their Influence on the Growth of Chicago in the 1850s"
|Encyclopedia of Chicago History||An online encyclopedia made available through the co-operation of|
The Newberry Library, The Chicago History Museum, and Northwestern U
|Yahoo's links to Chicago History||Yahoo keeps adding links to its Chicago History site|
|World's Columbian Exposition||a well-organized, information-packed, interactive site about the World's Fair, which was held in Chicago 400 years after Columbus' first voyage to America|
|Social Geography of Chicago||Created by Ingolf Vogeler, from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire|
|Eastland Disaster Organization Website||An in-depth history of the ill-fated Ship Eastland. Includes a list of 2,571 names of passengers and crewmembers who were aboard the day of disaster, July 24, 1915.|
A growing list of books and journals I've found interesting at Making of America.
You can search these individual sources once you get to them, too.
Census Records | Vital Records | Family Trees & Communities | Immigration Records | Military Records Directories & Member Lists | Family & Local Histories | Newspapers & Periodicals | Court, Land & Probate | Finding Aids