National Archives at Chicago

Genealogy and Historical Research at Chicago

Most Requested from Chicago

Finding Aids and Name Indexes

National Archives at Chicago resource guides and finding aids can assist with research on specific Federal agencies, name and topical searches, and locating digitized microfilm.

Find rules and regulations, information about researcher cards and what to expect when you arrive, and learn tips for handling original records.

Review FAQs before your visit.

Learn how to order copies or scans of records from Research Services staff, and how to utilize self-service copying in the research room.