202-357-5000

National Archives - United States

A repository for national records. I’ve only researched here once and walked from the transit station so am not too sure about the parking situation. My research was primarily in the census reco
606-848-1530

Kentucky Coal Mining Museum

This is a great museum to visit for anyone who has ancestors working in the coal mines. There are numerous displays and nice exhibits.
312-943-9090

The Newberry

Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois. You will need a reader’s card in order to enter. You can register for this card before you visit at requests.newberry.org or during your first time there.
708-458-4770

SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Cemetery

Catholic Cemetery in Lemont. This cemetery is easy to get to and I don’t remember parking being a problem.
630-257-2972

Lemont Area Historical Society and Museum

Historical Society and Museum housed in a historic structure in downtown Lemont, Illinois. There is a minimal admission cost.
Richland County Courthouse
618-392-3111

Richland County Illinois Recorder/Clerk

Land and vital records were located in the same are of the county building with the Clerk and the Recorder being the same office. It was easy to find the records although photos were not allowed so I
618-783-3124

Jasper County Illinois Clerk/Recorder

The Jasper County Illinois Clerk and Recorder are in the same office. I was not able to get a copy of my grandfather’s birth record while I was there. My understanding was they required a formal
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815-434-8202

LaSalle County Illinois County Clerk

County Clerk office in LaSalle County, Illinois You can get birth, marriage, and death certificates here. The office is on the first floor and to the left of the east entrance of the main building on
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815-434-8226

LaSalle County Illinois Recorder of Deeds

Recorder’s office in LaSalle County, Illinois You can get deeds, mortgages, and other land records here. The office is on the second floor and to the left of the east entrance of the main buildi
815-433-5261

LaSalle County Genealogy Guild

The local genealogy society for LaSalle County. This facility is only open a few days a week. It has many great records including all the probate records for LaSalle County, birth/marriage/death recor