America’s Story from America’s Library website
Brief, fun stories about events, people and activities in America’s past from the Library of Congress. Includes photos and videos.
Illinois State Archives Online Databases
Searchable databases of Illinois veterans from the War of 1812 through the Spanish-American War, marriage records through 1900, death records through 1950, land tract sales and servitude and emancipation records.
Big Woods Cemetery 3S477 Eola Road, Naperville IL
Contains the graves of World War I and Civil War soldiers, as well the grave of Israel Warner, a Revolutionary War soldier.
750 S. Washington Street, Naperville IL
Contains the graves of Naperville’s earliest settlers including Joseph Naper, soldiers from many different wars and circus and rodeo performers.
Naperville Public Libraries
Local history in Reference section of Adult Services has maps, engravings, family histories, school yearbooks, early census lists and a host of cool old stuff for atmospheric inspiration. A brand-new book with results from the recent reading of headstones in Naperville Cemetery has just been published and should be in the library soon.
Naperville Public Libraries Online
Scanned primary source material of Illinois history. Includes the Naperville Heritage Collection which features the 1886 Business Directory, Telephone Directories starting in 1909, the Centennial Program and photos from the Sesquicentennial, among other items.
Eyewitness to History website
Primary source material from actual individuals starting in Ancient Times and continuing on to the present. Includes quotes, writings, photos and videos.
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