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Illinois Genealogy Resources

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  • Ashenhurst, John.  All About Chicago.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1933.

  • Chicago Guidebooks: An Overlooked Resources. By Katie McMahon. These publications highlight the major city  institutions, buildings, stores, companies, historical sites, streets, and neighborhoods. . 

  • Flinn, John J.  Chicago: The Marvelous City of the West: A History, An Encyclopedia and a Guide.  Chicago: The Standard Guide Company, 1892.

  • Marquis’ Handbook of Chicago.  Chicago: A. N. Marquis, 1884.