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From: Catherine Sherry <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Resources used the most
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 20:04:30 -0400
In-Reply-To: <469FEE47.1030205@uniontel.net>


Takro,

I access the database remotely through my local library. Since you are
unable to do that, you may try a nearby university library. They too offer
access to many databases, although you may only be able to access them while
at the university.

Cathy


On 7/19/07 7:05 PM, "Takro" <> wrote:

> How does one access the Chicago Tribune Historical Archives? Is it free?
> I don't live in Chicago & my library does not have any free access .
> Thank you-Terry
>
> Nan Brennan wrote:
>> Nancy,
>>
>> Online FREE I use EllisIslandRecords.org (Passenger records) Illinois
>> Marriage and Death index, the Chicago Tribune Historical Archives and
>> of course, familysearch.org for the IGI records. Also free, there is
>> a tremendous amount of info at Rootsweb, but it takes time to learn
>> to use that site productively.
>>
>> I subscribe to Ancestry.com which is available at libraries for
>> free. They have a multitude of databases, but I probably use their
>> census, immigration (passenger records) and wwI draft notices and
>> Irish in Chicago databases the most. You can also access some of
>> these databases, at least the censes, through the libraries: ProQuest
>> (or from home if you have a Chicago LIbrary card.)
>>
>> Good question......I hope we get many more answers.
>>
>> Nan
>>
>>
>> On Jul 17, 2007, at 9:24 PM, wrote:
>>
>>
>>> After reading lots and lots of the list's e-mails about numerous
>>> subjects, I
>>> am totally amazed at how much information you all have. I do have a
>>> question - where do you find all your answers, what resources do
>>> you have? You
>>> obviously seem to have been doing this for some time (I am a
>>> novice) and seem to
>>> run into stumbling blocks whereever I search so I am curious as how
>>> you have
>>> gathered all the data you have.
>>>
>>> I would love to attend the luncheon on Sunday to meet all of you
>>> and "pick
>>> your brains" but unfortunately we are going to Milwaukee.
>>>
>>> You all are certainly fountains of information and should be
>>> commended for
>>> what you do.
>>>
>>> Thank you.
>>>
>>> Nancy
>>>
>>>
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