National Archives at Chicago


Our staff is happy to answer questions you may have about our facility and the services it provides. To ask a question, contact us. You may wish to visit the links below for a quick answer to your questions.

  • About the National Archives at Chicago
    These FAQ's relate to our facility and its policies and procedures.

  • Our Collections
    Here you will find FAQ's about what we have and how to access it.

  • Genealogy Research
    Topics ranging from digital resources to how to access modern census records can be found here.

  • Immigration and Naturalization
    FAQ's about Immigration and Naturalization records and the services we can and cannot provide.

  • NARA-Wide FAQs
    Ever wonder where to review Congressional records, purchase copies of the Charters of Freedom, or find copies of records seized during WWII from the Germans? This comprehensive list should help out!