National Archives at Chicago

Public Programs Calendar

These programs are held at our Chicago, Illinois facility unless otherwise indicated.


Advance registration is encouraged to guarantee a seat will be available for you. Groups and classes can be accommodated by special arrangement.

You can register in-person or by contacting us:

Looking at Land and Property Records
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Discover the genealogical gems in land and property records. Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG will demonstrate how to navigate Cook county property records, which are organized by legal description by starting with an address. And staff from the National Archives will share how to locate federal land records, including land entry case files.

Historical Military Records
Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

From the Revolutionary War to the recent past, the National Archives maintains service and pension records for the men and women of the armed forces. Learn where these records are located, what information is necessary to order the file, and how to place an order. This class will also address privacy and access.

Getting the Most Out of the Census
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Taught by veteran genealogist and National Archives volunteer, Joan Kitchen Murray, this workshop will provide an overview of Federal Census records (1790-1940) and techniques for searching and finding your ancestors.

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Gift Fund

Contributions to our Gift Fund are greatly appreciated.

The National Archives Gift Fund accepts financial contributions for purchases, not otherwise possible, of microfilm and reference materials. These tax deductible donations facilitate research for individuals visiting the National Archives at Chicago.

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Director, Archival Operations
National Archives and Records Administration-National Archives at Chicago
7358 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629-5898
Phone:   (773) 948-9001
Fax:   (773) 948-9050

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