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From: Judith Mason <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Visit to Chicago: 1885-1905 CityDirectories??
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 12:08:11 -0700 (PDT)
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My best choices would be Harold Washington and Newberry Libraries. The Chicago Historical Society is now the Chicago History Museum and things have changed. You might want to call ahead to see what's available for research.

Judie Mason
Chicago IL

My husband and I are coming to the Chicago area toward the end of July
and I may have just one day for genealogical research. Can anyone help
me maximize my time?

1. City Directories -
Is it the Harold Washington library downtown (love the roof and
gargoyles on that place!!) the only place where the early city
directories are held for viewing?
Is it difficult to see them?

2. Chicago Historical Society -
Is this easy to locate?
How is parking?
What are the best features of this location?

My BURKE, MORAN & DUSHANE families left Wisconsin after 1880 for
Chicago. The affiliated family names that I know of are: SHARRINGHAUSEN,

Kelly Ward, Schoolcraft, Michigan

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