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Resources: Genealogy

Addison Suburban Life

Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of Addison Suburban Life.

Ancestry Plus (In-Library Use Only)

Genealogical information including US Census lists.

Chicago Tribune Historical

Articles from 1849-1987.


Showcase your archive, genealogy, and makerspace projects with our Creator tool .Load and organize your content to then be displayed on BiblioBoard Library. You will need a user name before you can begin using Creator. Before starting your Creator project, please call the Addison Public Library at 630.458-3314. You may also email to request your user ID.


Search world class archives for official military records from the Revolutionary War onward. Includes official records, stories, photos and personal documents.  

Heritage Quest

Genealogical data in census records, other government sources, books, and PERSI (Periodicals Source Index).


Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images.