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From: R D <>
Subject: RE: N. Hoyne Ave., Chicago - URLs to special Chicago resources
Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 18:36:33 -0700 (PDT)
Get someone to do a Heritage Quest advanced search
online (look by first name, state, county, town, age,
country of origin, .... to catch misspelled names).
HQ is sometimes available through local US libraries
that subscribe to the service, and can be accessed
using your library card number on-line.
As to your ED question, here are some Chicago
resources to bookmark.
Hoyne is a major street that has not changed names.
(To do census research in Chicago, one has to start
with street address (that changed after 1909 when
renumbering and renaming occurred), check a map
(modern or period), then try to overlay the ED
boundaries onto that map (most main streets did not
change names, just the side residential streets).
Chicago Historical Society has period maps and an
overlay Ward boundary map, but there are
Some sites to bookmark for Chicago and Cook County:
Chicago street name and address numbering changes:
- street name changes
- post 1909 renumbering
street name changes and coordinates
STREET COORD RANGE PRE1910 NEW NAME/AKA YEAR
HOYNE Ave. 2100 W 7550N-11160S
HOYNE Court 2100 W HOYNE AVE 190?
Enumeration Districts (map or description by census
year, aligned to Wards in Chicago, townships in the
Cook county suburbs)
Mapquest.com shows your address (today) to be north of
Division (1200 N), south of North (1600 N) near Wicker
park, west of Damen (formerly Robey, 1200 W), east of
Western Ave (2400 W) - just north of W Evergreen St.
Thus it gets down to searching the Ward maps and
matching its shape to existing maps (as the major
streets were unchanged)
Check out Ward 15 ED, and you can see the intersection
of Hoyne and Evergreen (meaning that it is a precinct
Now if you want to see the house today and learn who
owns it, then check out and bookmark these:
(Residential - use Chicago for city, County for
Click the "camera" icon for picture when properly
Single building, enter address, "all info"
(Also includes the Assessor data.)
1351 N Hoyne is a 4-unit building
Yields a Map to the property (east side of street),
description of area, ....
Neighborhood was Scandinavian (primarily Norwegian),
now Hispanic, and is near the Humboldt Park area.
Besides the ELCA.org archives that contains Lutheran
records, many of the old non-Lutheran churches remain
(though now are Hispanic non-Catholic mission
churches) - and may contain the old Norwegian records.
(Salem Evang. church had my family records 10 years
ago, but I lost the transcripts.)
Nearest cemetery with Scandinavian (now Hispanic
burials is Mt Olive on Narragansett/Nagle) - where my
Norwegian ancestors are buried. Maybe yours are too
if they stayed in that area.
If you have more questions, contact me off-list. Or
see the Cook-co-IL Rootsweb list archives for other
RD of Chicago
Date:Sun, 30 May 2004 17:43:01 EDT
Subject:N. Hoyne Ave., Chicago
Is there anyone who can supply me with the ED for 1351
N. HOYNE AVE. in 1920?
I know my family lived at that address but their name
must be misspelled because I can not find a link that
way. I've given up using alternate
surnames and alternate spellings of surnames and would
greatly appreciate the assistance.
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