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Regional Libraries With Genealogical Collections and Information

Submitted by Doris Brozak.
Links provided by Deborah Somerville of the Hammond Public Library.



Regional Libraries

Calumet Regional Archives
Indiana University Northwest Library
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408
Telephone: 219-980-6628
FAX: 219-981-4289
Hours: By Appointment - Please call Stephen McShane to arrange access

National Archives - Chicago Branch
74th & South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL
(A block North of Daley College & 2 blocks North of Ford City Shopping Center)
Have US census' through 1920 - you must make an appointment in order to have a microfilm reader available.

Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610-7324
312-943-9090

Library Hours
Reading Rooms, Reference, and Bibliographical Center hours are:
Tuesday, Thursday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, Saturday (except before Monday holidays) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Administrative Offices are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society
3000 West 170th Place
Hazel Crest, IL 60429
Tel: (708) 335-3340
Web: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ssghs/
E-Mail: SSGHS@usa.net
Serves South Cook and Will Counties, Illinois
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday (1st and 2nd only) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
A $3.00 per day fee is charged for non-members


County Libraries

Allen County Public Library
900 Webster Street
Fort Wayne, IN
219-424-7241
Monday through Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Lake County Public Library
Indiana Room
1919 W. 81st Avenue
Merrillville, IN
219-769-3541
Locations and hours of all branches.
Lake Co. Library Newspaper Holdings

LaPorte County Public Library
904 Indiana Avenue
LaPorte, Indiana

Porter County Public Library
Genealogy Room
103 Jefferson Street
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
219-462-0524
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


City and Township Libraries

Crown Point Community Library
214 South Court Street
Crown Point, Indiana 46307
219-663-0270
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday and Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
No Sunday hours

East Chicago Public Library
2401 E. Columbus Drive
East Chicago, Indiana
219-397-2543
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Gary Public Library
220 West 5th Avenue
Gary, Indiana
219-886-2484

Hammond Public Library
Suzanne G. Long Local History Room
564 State Street
Hammond, Indiana 46324
(219) 931-5100, Ext. 306
Local History Room Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

Lowell Public Library
1505 East Commercial
Lowell, Indiana 46356
219-696-7704
Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
No Sunday hours

Whiting Public Library
1735 Oliver Street
Whting, Indiana 46394
219-659-0269; FAX 219-659-5833
Monday through Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday, Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
No Sunday hours

Whiting-Robertsdale Historical Society
1610 - 119th Street
Whiting, Indiana 46394
219-659-1432
No scheduled hours


L.D.S. Family History Libraries

L. D. S. Family History Library - Hebron Branch
687 West 650 South
Hebron, Indiana
219-766-2540 for an appointment and times
Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 pm - 1:00 pm

L. D. S. Family History Library - Chicago Height, Illinois, Branch
402 Longwood Drive
Chicago Heights, Illinois
708-754-2525
(Located 2 blocks West of Ashland & 2 blocks North of Joe Orr Road)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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