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History

  • Ancestry.com Library Edition
    • Access the largest online family history resource available. Full access to this site is available only from within Winfield Library; there is no home access option.
  • Chicago Collections
    • A consortium providing open access for the public to libraries, museums, & archival collections that preserve & share Chicagoland history, art, & culture.
  • DPLA
    • The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world
  • HeritageQuest
    • This comprehensive database of American genealogical sources is rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and US Census data.
    • Log in from home using your 14-digit library bardode number.
  • History of the Great Lakes States
    • A free online history library for Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. The historical era covered starts in the 1600s - with French colonization of the region - and ends about 1860. 
  • History Reference Center
    • Log in using your 14-digit library card number.