The first place we’ll check is our Biographical File in the Research Room.  Our Vital Records Index, which includes, birth, death, and marriage records, is available online; the original documents listed in these indices are also in our Research Room.

Other kinds of records at WHM that may be helpful include:

  • albums of genealogy
  • oral histories
  • reminiscences
  • manuscript and artifact collections
  • family photos
  • real estate records and plats of survey
  • city directories and phone books
  • local business files
  • 1850 New Trier Township tax records
  • inventory of St. Joseph’s cemetery