Tuesday’s Tip – A Hidden Genealogy Resource in Chicago

Saturday I presented my social media presentation to the South Suburban Genealogical & Historical Society in Hazel Crest, IL. If you have ancestors who lived in this area of Cook County or worked at Pullman, you absolutely must check this group out. They have a fabulous research library and house some Pullman employee records which were saved from the incinerator. I was given a tour of the room in which they keep these records, which is not open to the public. Some of the employee files contain birth certificates, marriage certificates, fingerprints, photo identification cards, pay stubs, family information, insurance information, pension information, and many other things. All you have to do is send in a request and the volunteer staff will search the files.

This group meetings every month except December and January. Their library is open many days of the week. It is a place I will be visiting soon to do some client work. I cannot wait to dig into all they have to offer. Their website lists some of the resources but there are many gems not listed. The society is looking for volunteers to help work the library and do various projects. If you live in the area and have a few hours a week or month to give, consider contacting them.

I look forward to working with the members of SSG&HS again soon! Check them out…..you won’t be disappointed.

 

© 2012 Jennifer Holik, Generations

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