National Archives at Chicago

National Archives at Chicago

The National Archives at Chicago has both a Microfilm Research Room and an Archival Research Room. We have extensive microfilm holdings for genealogy research and general historical interest.

National Archives at Chicago Guides

Frequently Requested Records

There are many more records than those listed below:

Order copies online of our collections:

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

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National News

red information icon Thanksgiving schedule: Research rooms will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and will be closed on Thursday, November 26. Museums in Washington, DC, and at the Presidential libraries are closed on Thanksgiving Day. See the full schedule for the fall/winter holidays.

The Regional Archives in Chicago, Illinois

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Presidential Libraries in the Area

Ford Library Ford Library
Ann Arbor, MI

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The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
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