Skokie Public Library has free, online genealogy collections including:
Skokie Newspaper Index – Find citations to articles that appeared in the Skokie Review, The News, and Life: Skokie edition.
Skokie Newspaper Obituaries – Find citations to obituaries that appeared in The News (1960–1984), Skokie Review (1981–present), and Life: Skokie edition (1978–Oct. 2004). To request full obituaries, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at 847-673-7774.
Niles Township High School Yearbooks, 1938-1989 – Browse the yearbooks from Niles East (1938-1980), Niles West (1962-1989), and Niles North (1965-1989) High Schools.
Some Local History Collections
The Villager – Page through eight issues of The Villager, a short-lived publication from 1958-1959, that covered news from Skokie, Morton Grove, Lincolnwood, Niles, and Golf.
The NileHiLite – Browse The NileHiLite, the school newspaper of Niles East, a Skokie high school founded in 1939 and closed in 1980. The newspaper was written, edited, and published by the students in the school’s journalism class and documented high school life, interests, events, and news for four decades.
Niles Township Historic Documents Digital Collection – Take a deep dive into local history by exploring primary sources from the 1840s-1940s created by Niles Township leaders, ranging from early township meetings, property tax assessments, and school expenses to the construction of roads and ditches essential for a rapidly growing population.
Skokie Stories – Watch and listen to interviews with Skokie residents that capture some of the history and daily life of our village.
Skokie Fire Department History – Explore more than 700 artifacts detailing the history of the village’s fire department, including photos of:
Links at other sites:
Skokie and Niles Center Telephone Directories
View digitized telephone books from Skokie (known as Niles Center until November 14, 1940), Morton Grove, Lincolnwood, Niles, Glenview, and Northbrook from 1924-1953.
North suburban and Chicago Telephone Directories
View telephone books from Library of Congress online covering the north suburbs from 1885-1975.