Genealogy Picks

Local Resources

Our Local History collection includes some of Woodridge’s earliest newspapers, photos from the village’s past, and oral history interviews with some of our early residents.

Genealogy Databases

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition logo

In-library access only Provides access to over a billion names in hundreds of databases, including records from the complete U.S.

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Chicago Tribune (1849-1992)

Chicago Tribune (1849-1992) logo

1849-1992. Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. This collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

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Chicago Tribune (1985 - Present)

Text reading "ProQuest Chicago Tribune Full Text" on a dark blue background, to the right of an icon of a newspaper.

Full text news articles pertaining to regional, national and international news from 1985-current.

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Family Search

The words "Family Search" in green with the Family Search logo of a tree with squares instead of leaves to the left.

FamilySearch is a free collaborative family history database. We are a certified FamilySearch Affiliate Library.

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Heritage Quest logo on a red background with the words "ProQuest HeritageQuest" in white.

Home users should enter the first five digits of their Woodridge Public Library card barcode number. 

Provides access to thousands of family and history books, the complete U.S. Federal Census, and more.

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New York Times (1980-current)

New York Times Full Text by proquest

1980-current. Full text coverage of the U.S. newspaper of record.

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Woodridge Progress

The words Woodridge Progress in an old-timey font.

In-Library Access Only 
Keyword searchable, online images of each page from the May 22, 1969 - December 28, 1978 issues of this local Woodridge newspaper.

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