National Archives at Chicago

Regional Archives

Our Regional Archives in Chicago, Illinois has both a Microfilm Research Room and an Archival Research Room. We have extensive microfilm holdings for genealogy research and general historical interest.

Frequently Requested Records

There are many more records than those listed below:



Order copies online of Great Lakes:

  • Genealogical Records
  • Court Case Files
  • Court Records
  • Naturalization Records

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National News

Federal holiday icon All National Archives research rooms will be closed on Monday, September 1, for Labor Day. Museums in Washington, DC, and at the Presidential Libraries will be open. View all Federal Holidays.

Alert icon Our Online Public Access catalog will not be available from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (EDT) Saturday, August 30th, due to scheduled maintenance.

We hold records from:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin

Learn More About:

The Regional Archives in Chicago, Illinois

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Presidential Libraries in the Great Lakes Area

Ford Library Ford Library
Ann Arbor, MI

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