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Genealogy and
Local History Room

A unique collection of genealogy and local history materials staffed by volunteers who can help with your research. Room schedule.


Visit the Genealogy & Local History Blog for classes, meetings, and other great resources in the area.

Classes & Programs

Historical Newspapers

Friday, May 19, 2-3:30 PM

Learn how to use newspapers in your genealogy research, where to find them online, and discover why they are an important resource.


Are you a genealogy enthusiast looking to volunteer in the community? Sign up to help in our Genealogy and Local History Room.

Research Help

Online Research

Genealogy Databases
Helpful Websites
Illinois Genealogy
North Suburban Genealogical Society

FamilySearch Affiliate Library

Glenview Library is now a FamilySearch affiliate library. Access FamilySearch's circulating microfilms of historic and genealogical records.

Lundberg Collection

In 1968, local genealogist Gertrude Lundberg donated her personal genealogy materials to the Library. The collection contains rare genealogy books, periodicals, family histories, and Ms. Lundberg's personal research.

Glenview History

Glenview Digital Archives

Includes historic photographs and documents of the Glenview area.

Glenview Family Trees

Family trees for many of the founding families of Glenview.

Glenview History File

Housed in the Genealogy & Local History Room, this file contains clippings from local newspapers.

Glenview Master Index

An index of people and places which can be found in the library's local history materials.

Glenview Obituary Index

An index of obituaries from local sources.


List of Glenview newspapers on microfilm available for your research purposes.

Telephone Directories

List of Glenview and North Suburban phone books located in the Genealogy & Local History Room.