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Chicago and Cook County: A Guide to Research [Paperback]

by Loretto Dennis Szucs
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March 1, 1996 0916489620 978-0916489625
Completely revised and updated, this book is a comprehensive guide to the vastly complex records for this major urban area. Thousands of immigrants around the world arriving in the U.S. found the rapidly growing Chicago city a new-found home. Chances are, you can find a branch of your family tree in the Chicago area. This friendly guide to the vital records of Chicago and Cook County is just waiting to help you find your ancestors!

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The most comprehensive genealogical guide book to this vast urban area! Chicago has been a home to many thousands of immigrants arriving in the U.S.

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  • Paperback: 517 pages
  • Publisher: (March 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0916489620
  • ISBN-13: 978-0916489625
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,576,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Talk about comprehensive! December 14, 2003
This is hands down the most comprehensive resource on all aspects of genealogical research in the Chicago/Cook County Illinois area bar none. I purchased this book when it was new and don't know how else I would have done as much Chicagoland area research without it. Without this book I would have had no idea where to start researching when visiting Chicago and really helped insure I got the biggest bang for the buck when there. Where Ms. Szucs really pays off is breaking out the various municipalities and even offers offbeat sources such as the Medical Examiners Office that I would NEVER have thought of and it's a good thing as I've used that as a resource twice now with great results. Yes, it would be great to have an updated edition with new area codes and telephone numbers, internet sources and the like, but I find those sources can get stale-dated pretty darned quickly! Mrs. Szucs delivers what you need to get the ball rolling and it's always important to double-check local numbers and use those available resources like Google.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST BOOK ON CHICAGO GENEALOGY March 19, 2002
Chicago is rich with genealogy records but if one does not live in or near this vast city it is very hard to obtain those records.
This book, however, has helped me immensely with the research of my husband's Irish Chicago ancestors - what to look for, where to look, where to write. Besides giving a brief history of Chicago and its records, it includes information about the great fire and the destruction of the vast number of public records. But then it gives hints on what to look for when these records are needed by the genealogist and what can be used instead.
The book is chock full of information of libraries, depositories, collections, addresses - everything the genealogist needs to research the City of Chicago.
Be sure to get the most updated version because addresses and prices do change.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Where are the updates and revisions? September 26, 2003
This is the same 1996 edition in a new cover. A big clue was the list of suburban Chicago libraries still with the 708 area code. Most of them changed to 847 in 1996.
I don't see any mention of the Internet either. There is a lot of info online for Chicago/Cook County research.
The basic information is very informative and I have helped several people by using this book.
I am awaiting the revised edition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great research tool February 5, 2013
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The book was delivered in perfect condidion. It has a lot of helpful lists and resources, including some I didn't think of.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference material January 18, 2009
I recently purchased this book to aid the geneology research into my family history on the patriachal side of my family. Have found it an excellent aid and pointer to avenues to persue.
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