Local and Family History – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections

Esther Bubley. Images taken along the CB&Q Railroad. 1948. Granger 2170.
Esther Bubley. Images taken along the CB&Q Railroad. 1948. Granger 2170.

Ashton, Rick J. “Curators, Hobbyists, and Historians: Ninety Years of Genealogy at the Newberry Library.” Library Quarterly 47.2 (1977): 149-162. Call number: A 007.515 and photocopy in checklist area.

Ashton, Rick J., Peggy Tuck Sinko, and Joseph C. Wolf. The Genealogy Beginner’s Manual. New Ed. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1977. Call number: CS 21 .N48 1977.

Bisceglia, Louis. “Writers of Small Histories: Local Historians in the United States and Britain.” Local Historian 14.1 (1980): 4-10. Call number: DA 20 .A44 and photocopy in checklist area.

Daughters of the American Revolution of Illinois. “Lineage and Revolutionary Records: Collected and prepared for the Newberry Library by Daughters of The American Revolution of Illinois.” 105 vols. Unpublished, 1970. Call number: Local History F 540L55 1970.

Hoskins, Anthony. “Canadian Family History Resources at the Newberry Library.” Origins 7.1 (1991): 1-7. Call number: E 1 71 073 and photocopy in checklist area.

Meachen, Edward. “Irish Historical Sources at the Newberry.” Origins 1.2 (1984): 2-3. Call number: E 171 073 and photocopy in checklist area. See also: Thackery, “Irish Research Sources at the Newberry Library: Some New Acquisitions.”

Meachen, Edward. “Massachusetts Vital Records.” Origins 1.3 (1985): 2-3. Call number: E 171 073 and photocopy in checklist area.

Miller, Arthur H. “The Newberry Library and Genealogists and Libraries.” Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly 2 (1970): 129-135. Call number: Local History F 536 .I177 and photocopy in checklist area.

Newberry Library. The Genealogical Index of the Newberry Library. 4 vols. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1960. Call number: Local History folio E 69 .618 and checklist area.

Newberry Library. Genealogy Beginners Manual. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1965. Call number: CS 21 .N48 1977.

Newberry Library. “McLean Family: Extract from the Newberry Library Genealogical Index, March 1906.” Unpublished, 1906. 36p. Call number: E 7 .M 2224.

Newberry Library, Local and Family History Section. “A Reel Guide to the Charles R. Hale Collection of Connecticut Newspaper Notices and Headstones Inscriptions.” Unpublished, 1981. 33p. Call number: Local History folio F 93 .N48.

Sinko, Peggy Tuck. Guide to Local and Family History at the Newberry Library. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1987. 202p. Call number: Local History and Reference CS 16 S56 1987.

—. “ ‘Mug Books’ at the Newberry Library.” Origins 8.1 1992): 3-5. Call number: E 171 073 and photocopy in checklist area. This article describes the Newberry’s collection of county and state histories, atlases, and collective biographies commercially published between 1870 and 1920 in the U.S. and Canada.

Sinko, Peggy Tuck and Scott N. Peters. “A Survey of Genealogists at the Newberry Library.” Library Trends 32 (1983): 97-109. Call number: Z 007 .516 and photocopy in checklist area.

Thackery, David T. “Back to Adam”: A Survey of Genealogy in the Western World, as Illustrated in the Collections of the Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois  An Exhibition Catalog. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1992. 40p. Call number: Local History CS 7 T43 1992.

—. A Bibliography of African American Family History at the Newberry Library. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1993. 54p. Call number: Local History and Reference E 185.96 T44 1993. Copies are available for purchase through the Newberry Library Bookstore.

—. “The Chicago Holdings of the Newberry Library.” Origins 8.2 (1992): 2-4. Call number: E 171 073 and photocopy in checklist area.

—. “Irish Local and Family History.” Origins 9.4 (1993): 11-14; 10.1 (1994): 11-14. Call number: E 171 073 and photocopy in checklist area.

—. “Irish Research Sources at the Newberry Library Some New Acquisitions.” Origins 4.4 (1988): 8-10. Call number: E 171 073 photocopy in checklist area. This article is an update of Meachen, “Irish Historical Sources at the Newberry Library.”

—. “Local and Family History at the Newberry Library.” Illinois Libraries 68 (1986): 246-247. Call number: Z 5896 .44 and photocopy in checklist area.

—. “The Newberry’s Chicago and Cook County Biography and Industry File.” Origins 1.3 (1985): 1-2. Call number: E 171 073 photocopy in checklist area.

—. “Recently Acquired Materials on the American South at the Newberry Library.” Origins 3.4 (1987): 4-6. Call number: E 171 073 and photocopy in checklist area.

—. “Sources for Civil War Research at the Newberry Library.” Origins 1.4 (1985): 3-5. Call number: E 171 073 photocopy in checklist area.

Wolf, Joseph Charles. A Reference Guide for Genealogical and Historical Research in Illinois. Chicago: Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, 1963. 140 p. Call number: Local History Z 1277 .W65 1963.