Midwestern US Genealogy Toolkit

Midwestern US Genealogy Toolkit

Discover your ancestors in the Midwest by starting with these resources.

Regional Resources

? Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records

7450 Boston Blvd., Springfield, VA 22153, (703) 440-1600, <www.glorecords.blm.gov>

? Downward Bound: Honoring Those Who Worked the Great Lakes

<www.mfhn.com/glsdb>

? National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Central Plains Region

2312 E. Bannister Road, Kansas City, MO 64131, (816) 926-6920

? NARA Great Lakes Region

7358 S. Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60629, (773) 5817816, <www.archives.gov>
 
State Resources
 
Illinois
 
Statehood  1818

? Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Archives

321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007, (847) 690-9410, <www.eka.org/os/archives>

? Illinois State Archives

Norton Building, Capitol Complex, Springfield, IL 62756, (217) 782-4682, <www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/archives.html>

? Illinois State Genealogical Society

Box 10195, Springfield, IL 62791, <www.rootsweb.com/~iIsgs>

?Illinois State Historical Society

210½S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62701, (217) 525-2781, <www.historyillinois.org>

?Newberry Library

60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 943-9090, <www.newberry.org>

? Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center

Augustan a College, 639 38th St., Rock Island, IL 61201, (309) 794-7204, <www.augustana.edu/administration/swenson>

Indiana

Statehood: 1816

? Allen County Public Library

Historical Genealogy Department, 200 E. Berry St., Box 2270, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, (260) 421-1200, <www.acpl.lib.in.us/genea logy/whoweare.html>

?Indiana Genealogical Society

Box 10507, Fort Wayne, IN 46852, <www.indgensoc.org>

?Indiana Historical Society

450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202, (317) 232-1882, <www.indianahistory.org>

?Indiana State Archives

6640 E. 30th St., Indianapolis, IN 46219, (317) 591-5222, <www.in.gov/icpr/archives>

?Indiana State Library

140 N. Senate Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204, (317) 232-3689, <www.statelib.lib. in. us>

Iowa

Statehood: 1846

? Iowa Genealogical Society

628 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309, (515) 276-0287, <www.iowagenealogy.org>

?State Historical Society of Iowa

Des Moines Center, 600 E. Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50319, (515) 281-5111, <www.iowahistory.org>

? State Historical Society of Iowa

Iowa City Center, 402 Iowa Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240, (319) 335-3916, <www. iowahistory.org>

Michigan

Statehood: 1837

? Burton Historical Collection

Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Ml 48202, (313) 833-1480, <www.detroit.lib.mi.us/burton>

? Library of Michigan

717 W.Allegan St., Box 30007, Lansing, Ml 48909, (517) 373-1580, <www.michigan.gov/hal> (click Our Agencies, then Library of Michigan)

? Michigan Genealogical Council

Box 80953, Lansing, Ml 48908, <www.rootsweb.com/~mimgc>

? State Archives of Michigan

717 W. Allegan St., Lansing, Ml 48909, (517) 373-3559> <www.michigan.gov/hal> (click Our Agencies, Michigan Historical Center, then State Archives of Michigan)

Minnesota

Statehood: 1858

? Immigration History Research Center

Elmer L. Anderson Library, Suite 311, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455, (612) 625-4800, <www1.umn.edu/ihrc>

? Iron Range Research Center

Highway 169, Box 392, Chisholm, MN 55719. (218) 254-7959, <www.ironrangeresearchcenter.org>

? Minnesota Genealogical Society

5768 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN 55422, (763) 595-9347, <www.mngs.org>

? Minnesota Historical Society

345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul, MN 55102, (651) 296-6126, <www.mnhs.org>

Missouri

Statehood: 1821

? Mid-Continent Public Library

317 W. 24 Highway, Independence, MO 64050, (816) 252-7228, <www.mcpl.lib.mo.us>

? Missouri Historical Society Library

225 S. Skinker Blvd., Box 11940, St. Louis, MO 63112, (314) 746-4500, <www.mohistory.org>

? Missouri State Archives

600 W. Main St., Box 1747, Jefferson City, MO 65102, (573) 751-3280, <www.sos.state.mo.us/archives>

? Missouri State Genealogical Association

Box 833, Columbia, MO 65205, <www.mosga.org>

? St. Louis Genealogical Society

Box 43010, St. Louis, MO 63141, (314) 647-8547, <www.stlgs.org>

? State Historical Society of Missouri

1020 Lowry St., Columbia, MO 65201, (573) 882-7083, <www.system.missouri.edu/shs>

Ohio

Statehood: 1803

? Ohio Genealogical Society

713 S. Main St., Mansfield, OH 44907, (419) 756-7294, <www.ogs.org>

? Ohio Historical Society and State Archive

1982 Velma Ave., Columbus, OH 43211, (614) 297-2300, <www.ohiohistory.org>

? State Library of Ohio

274 E. First Ave., Columbus, OH 43201, (614) 644-7061, <winslo.state.oh.us>

? Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

800 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202, (513) 369-6905, <www.cincinnatilibrary.org>

? Western Reserve Historical Society

10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106, (216) 721-5722, <www.wrhs.org>

Wisconsin

Statehood: 1848

? Vesterheim Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library

415 W, Main St., Madison, Wl 53703, (608) 255-2224, <www.vesterheim.org/geneaiogy.html>

? Wisconsin Historical Society

816 State St., Madison, Wl 52706, (608) 264-6460, <www.shsw.wisc.edu>

? Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

Box 5106. Madison, Wl 53705, <www.rootsweb.com/–wsgs>

 From the June 2003 Family Tree Magazine

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