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Cemeteries

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Government Records

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History & Maps

  • 1839 - Map of Illinois, http://maps.ilgw.org/il1839.htm, This is the year DuPage County was founded.
  • 1874 - Map with the nine townships from the 1874 Atlas, http://www.usgwarchives.net/maps/illinois/il1875/DUPAGE.JPG
  • 1882 - History of DuPage County, Illinois by Rufus Blanchard., https://archive.org/embed/historyofdupagec00blan
  • 1882 - Surname Index to Blanchard’s History of DuPage County, Illinois, https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/641929-an-index-to-the-names-of-persons-appearing-in-history-of-du-page-county-illinois-by-rufus-blanchard-chicago-o-l-baskin-co-1882?offset=310525
  • 1886 - Holland's Business Directory of Naperville, https://www.idaillinois.org/digital/collection/npl/id/1878

Libraries

  • Addison Public Library, 4 Friendship Place, Addison, IL 60101, http://www.addisonlibrary.org/
  • Bensenville Public Library, 200 S. Church St., Bensenville, IL 60106, http://www.bensenville.lib.il.us/
  • Bloomingdale Public Library, 101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale, IL 60108, http://www.mybpl.org
  • Carol Stream Public Library, 616 Hiawatha Dr., Carol Stream, IL 60188, http://www.cslibrary.org/
  • Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 N. Prospect St., Clarendon Hills, IL 60514, http://www.clarendonhillslibrary.org/
  • College of DuPage Library, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, http://www.cod.edu/library/
  • Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St., Downers Grove, IL 60515, http://www.downersgrovelibrary.org/
  • Elmhurst College Library, A.C. Buehler Library, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126, https://library.elmhurst.edu/home
  • Elmhurst Public Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126, http://www.elmhurstpubliclibrary.org/
  • Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, http://www.gepl.org/
  • Glenside Public Library District, 25 E. Fullerton, Glendale Heights, IL 60139, http://www.glensidepld.org/
  • Helen Plum (Lombard) Public Library, 110 W. Maple St., Lombard, IL 60148, https://www.helenplum.org/
  • Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple St, Hinsdale, IL 60521, http://www.hinsdalelibrary.info/
  • Indian Prairie Public Library, 401 Plainfield Road, Darien, IL 60561, https://ippl.info/
  • Itasca Community Library, 500 W. Irving Park Rd., Itasca, Il 60143, http://www.itascalibrary.org/
  • Lisle Public Library, 777 Front St., Lisle, IL 60532, http://www.lislelibrary.org/
  • Naperville LDS Family History Library, 1320 Ridgeland Ave., Naperville, IL 60540, https://sites.google.com/site/napervillefamilyhistorycenter/home
  • Naperville Public Library, Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540, https://www.naperville-lib.org/
  • North Central College Library, Oesterle Library, 320 E. School St., Naperville, Il 60540, http://library.noctrl.edu/
  • Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Rd., Oak Brook, IL 60523, http://www.oak-brook.org/109/Oak-Brook-Public-Library
  • Roselle Public Library, 40 S. Park St., Roselle, IL 60172, https://www.rosellepld.org/
  • Villa Park Library, 305 S. Ardmore, Villa Park, IL 60181, https://www.vppl.info/
  • Warrenville Public Library, 28w751 Stafford Pl., Warrenville, IL 60555, http://www.warrenville.com/
  • West Chicago Public Library, 118 W. Washington St., West Chicago, IL 60185, https://wcpld.info/
  • Westmont Public Library, 428 N. Cass, Westmont, IL 60559, http://www.westmontlibrary.org/
  • Wheaton College Library, Buswell Memorial Library, 510 Irving Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187, http://library.wheaton.edu/
  • Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross, Wheaton, IL 60187, http://www.wheatonlibrary.org/
  • Winfield Public Library, 0s291 Winfield Rd., Winfield, IL 60190, http://www.winfield.lib.il.us/
  • Wood Dale Public Library, 520 N. Wood Dale Rd., Wood Dale, IL 60191, http://www.wooddale.com/
  • Woodridge Public Library, 3 Plaza Dr., Woodridge, IL 60517, http://www.woodridgelibrary.org/

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Military Records

  • Illinois Civil War Record Search, http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/datcivil.html, 250,000 Union Army volunteers from Illinois by name or place Information
  • Overview of Military Records, http://www.ancestry.com/wiki/index.php?title=Overview_of_Military_Records, From Ancesrty.com - This article originally appeared in "Military Records" by Lloyd deWitt Bockstruck, MA, MS, and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, FUGA in The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy.

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Museums

  • Cantigny First Division Museum, 1s151 Winfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189, http://www.firstdivisionmuseum.org/
  • Downers Grove Park District Museum, 831 Maple Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515, https://www.dgparks.org/downers-grove-museum
  • DuPage County Historical Museum, 102 E. Wesley, Wheaton, IL 60187-5321, http://www.dupagemuseum.org/
  • Elmhurst Historical Museum, 120 East Park, Elmhurst, IL 60126, https://www.elmhursthistory.org/
  • Gregg House Museum, 115 S. Linden, Westmont, IL 60559, http://www.wpd4fun.org/facilities/Gregg-house-museum.htm
  • West Chicago City Museum, 132 Main St., West Chicago, IL 60185, http://www.westchicago.org/

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Newspapers & Obituaries

  • Chicago Tribune Archive, 1849-2024, https://www.newspapers.com/paper/chicago-tribune/4351/
  • GenealogyBank - Illinois Obituary Archives, https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/obituaries/all/usa/illinois
  • Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections, http://idnc.library.illinois.edu/cgi-bin/illinois?a=p&p=home&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------, This collection contains 45 newspaper titles, 91,876 issues comprising 1,123,839 pages and 7,192,803 articles.
  • Newspaper Vital Records Index, https://www.wheatonlibrary.org/vital-records-index, Wheaton Public Library online collection
  • The Newspaper Archives of The Daily Herald, https://dailyherald.newspaperarchive.com/
  • USGenWeb Obit Project - DuPage County, http://usgwarchives.net/il/dupage/dupageobit.html, Selected DuPage County obituaries.
  • Villa Park Argus Obituary Index, http://www.vppl.info/?page_id=1034

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Societies

  • Addison Historical Society, One Friendship Plaza, Addison, IL 60101-2786, https://www.facebook.com/p/Addison-Historical-Society-100064876020507/
  • Darien Historical Society, 7422 Cass Ave., Darien, IL 60559, https://darienilhistory.org/
  • DuPage County Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 3, Wheaton, IL 60187, http://www.dcgs.org
  • DuPage County Historical Society, P. O. Box 1460, Wheaton, IL 60189, http://www.dupagehistory.org/
  • Glen Ellyn Historical Society, 800 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, http://www.glenellynhistory.org/
  • Hinsdale Historical Society, P.O. Box 336, Hinsdale, IL 60522, http://www.hinsdalehistory.org/
  • Lombard Historical Society, 23 W. Maple St., Lombard, IL 60148, http://www.lombardhistory.org/
  • Naperville Heritage Society, 523 S. Webster, Naperville, IL 60540, http://www.napersettlement.org/
  • Polish Genealogical Society of America, http://pgsa.org/
  • Roselle Historical Foundation, 39 E. Elm St., Roselle, IL 60172, http://www.rosellehistory.com/,
  • Villa Park Historical Society, 220 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park, IL 60181, http://www.vphistoricalsociety.com/
  • Warrenville Historical Society, 3s530 2nd St,. Warrenville, IL 60555, http://www.warrenvillehistorical.org/
  • Westmont Area Historical Society, Gregg House Museum, 115 S. Linden, Westmont, IL 60559, http://www.wpd4fun.org/facilities/Gregg-house-museum.htm
  • Winfield Historical Society, Hedges Station, 0N555 Winfield Rd, Winfield, IL, 60190, http://www.winfieldhistory.org/

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Miscellaneous

  • Addison Normal School 1912 Yearbook, https://freepages.rootsweb.com/~weilfamily/genealogy/ANSPages/ANS_index.html
  • Ancestry.com’s Illinois Collections, http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Illinois/Default.aspx, Ancestry.com-record collections, history, and genealogy resources to help you trace your Illinois ancestors.
  • FamilySearch Wiki for DuPage County, Illinois, https://www.familysearch.org/en/wiki/DuPage_County,_Illinois_Genealogy
  • Genealogical Research Process, https://www.genealogyexplained.com/basics/genealogical-proof-standard/, A process flowchart to walk you through proper genealogical research using the concepts and ideas of the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS). Follow Genealogy Explained, an educational site designed to help weekend-warrior genealogists learn how to climb their family trees by Marc McDermott.
  • German Evangelical Orphan and Old Peoples home in Dupage, https://freepages.rootsweb.com/~orphanshome/genealogy/censusrooms/uscensus/illinois/1900/ilgeooph00.htm
  • Linkpendium for DuPage County Genealogy, https://linkpendium.com/du_page-il-genealogy/, Linkpendium's goal is to index every genealogy, family history, family tree, surname, vital records, biography, or otherwise genealogically-related sites on the Internet.
  • Newberry Library Research Guide for DuPage County, Illinois, https://www.newberry.org/collection/research-guide/dupage-county-il-genealogy
  • USGenWeb Archives - DuPage County, http://usgwarchives.net/il/dupage/dupage.htm, Biographies ~ Cemeteries ~ Census ~ Churches ~ Court ~ Deaths ~ Marriages ~ Military ~ Newspapers ~ Obituaries ~ Penny Postcards

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