ChicagoAncestors is a project of the Genealogy and Local History section of the Newberry. The project is intended to help genealogists and local historians discover and share historical information about Chicago.
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Building on a strong collection of 20th-century social and political activism in Chicago and the Midwest, the Newberry invites people participating in public demonstrations in the city or elsewhere to help document protests, counter-protests, and demonstrations of support for a variety of causes across the political spectrum.
Send friends and/or loved ones electronic versions of postcards from the Newberry’s Curt Teich Postcard Archives Collection.
Uncover the history of private religion by transcribing and translating early modern religious manuscripts.
Uncover everyday life during the 19th and early 20th centuries and turn turn handwritten documents into searchable digital resources available to the public and scholars world-wide!