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Access to Non-Electronic Records

Searching for Case Information at the National Archives and Federal Records Center

Court records for cases filed prior to the transition to electronic filing in January 2004 are stored at the National Archives and Federal Records Center located in Chicago, IL.

If you are interested in obtaining case information from the National Archives and Federal Records Center, complete the following steps:

  1. Enter the required information in the fields below and click on search.

    Non-Electronic Records Search

    Year case filed Five digit case number [12345]
  2. If the search is successful, the location information that you need is displayed.

    Record the information because you will need it when you contact the National Archives and Federal Records Center.

  3. Contact the National Archives and Federal Records Center for the Great Lakes Region at:

    • National Archives (NARA): 773-948-9001
    • Federal Records Center (FRC): 773-948-9030
    • Address: 7358 S. Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60629

    Information can also be obtained at the website http://www.archives.gov/frc/chicago/

  4. Contact the Clerk's Office at 313 234-5010 for assistance if you are unable to locate a case or there are no results returned from a search. Please keep in mind that the Clerk's Office does charge for litigation related searches.


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