Event—Public Programming

ChicagoAncestors.org 2.0: New and Improved


Now in its tenth year, the Newberry's ChicagoAncestors.org digital mapping resource remains a leading tool for searching Chicago's past by location. The site retains the original features of allowing historical events, places, images and stories that can be searched by keyword, address, collection, and neighborhood. The latest version of ChicagoAncestors builds upon these original features to provide greatly enhanced pathways to historical and genealogical discovery. With a larger map containing more data, users can more readily access historical artifacts and see how they relate to one another in a hyper local space over time. Whether you're producing new scholarship on Chicago history, exploring your family roots, or just curious about the origins of Chicago, you can find something fascinating or unexpected.