Can help with family histories listed in the Allen Co. Public Library Genealogy Catalog (ACPL). If there is a listing for a book, provide me with a list of titles/call numbers, family surname(s), and what family information you're looking for. (Also check the availability of ACPL microtext records (microfilm and microfiche).)
The ACPL is the foremost repository for city directories. I can research hard cover city directories found in the ACPL Genealogy Catalog or microfiche and microfilm city directories found in the ACPL microtext catalog. (Please specify city, date range needed, and person(s) of interest.)
Note: I do not live in Illinois ... I live in Allen Co., IN.
Will do address look-ups in 1947 Chicago telephone book. If more than 5 of one surname is found, I will need a first name. Results returned by email. Also, 1955 Chicago reverse directory. Give me an address, I'll tell you who lived there in '55. I can't look up names in the reverse directory and cannot photocopy pages of either book as they are huge and fragile. City of Chicago only, no suburbs.