Posted by Ancestry Team on January 27, 2017 in In The Community, Research

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG℠, is the president Board for Certification of Genealogists and a full-time professional researcher specializing in Chicago and Cook County research, forensic genealogy, problem-solving, and multi-generational family histories.

Researching city-dwelling ancestors is different and perhaps more challenging than general family history research. Jeanne gave us some great tips for overcoming those challenges.

Explore more than 1.5 billion records in Ancestry’s U.S. City Directories Collections.

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  1. Anne Bowie

    I have a lot of ancestors in Cook County, Illinois. Your knowledge of the area will help me. I’m living in northern Nevada and can’t back east.

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