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Chicago Genealogy Source: Chicago City Government Records Guide

28 Oct 2021 8:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

A new research guide is out on Chicago City Governmental Records.  You can find the guide on the Northeastern Illinois University Libraries website Home - Chicago City Government Records - Research Guides at NEIU Libraries (

The purposes of the guide: offer an overview of the structure of city government and identify its principle office-holders over time, help researchers understand what records exist for conducting research on Chicago city government & officials and point researchers to the various digital and brick-and-mortar archives that house City government records.

Sections include:

  • Departments and Agencies
  • City Council
  • City Officials
  • City Courts
  • Archives

Check out the videos on collection overviews and how to access records.  

Thanks to a great CGS member for sharing this new guide with us!

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