Note - this tour was originally scheduled for 2020. The original registrations and waitlist members have been contacted and confirmed. Now accepting additional registrations based on spots available and then waitlisted.
The tour of the C&NWHS archives includes viewing the types of maps available for research, seeing photo files including many communities in the upper Midwest, viewing community railroad related maps, obituary filled company magazines, many different types of correspondence concerning the development of Chicago, old Chicago deeds, and a new personnel file among other things.
Our tour guide will be Craig Pfannkuche.
CGS will be given a special tour of the archives. Free for CGS members only. Group size is limited to 10 due to the small space. Note - the Archives is in a warehouse so dress based on the weather outside. Note - We ask you to follow the current Chicago Department of Public Health guidelines regarding COVID-19 if you attend this event.
Archives is located at Clarence Ave and Stanley Ave, Berwyn, IL.
Car – Park on the streets around the Archives.
Train – Metra BNSF line, from Chicago Union Station to Berwyn stop arrives 8:55am. Return train inbound back to Union Station leaves Berwyn 11:14am. The Archives is on the north side of the tracks and three blocks east of Oak Park Ave. This is the current train schedule as of June 2021. Double check before the day of the tour.
Chicago Genealogical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Address: PO Box 1160, Chicago, IL 60690-1160