America’s Genealogy Bank
Easily search and browse more than a billion genealogy records from 1690 to the present, including obituaries, marriage notices, birth announcements, casualty lists, military & government documents, and more.
AncestryPlus Library Edition
For genealogy research, including census, vital, church, court and immigration records. This resource is only available in the Library.
Chicago Tribune Current Newspapers
Comprehensive coverage back to 1985 plus the latest news from the Chicago area, the nation and the world every day.
Chicago Tribune Historical Newspapers
Browse complete issues or search full text articles from the Chicago Tribune archives (1849-1989) including obituaries and death notices.
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. PPLD is designated as a FamilySearch affiliate library, which grants researchers onsite access to billions of digitized records, including millions of images that are only available to Affiliate Libraries and FamilySearch Family History Centers (Affiliate Library digital images are only available in the Library).
Historical documents and personal histories from the National Archives and other institutions that provides access to U.S. military records including stories, photos and personal document of the men and women who served.
For genealogy research including U.S. Federal census records, PERSI Archive, local and family history books and more.