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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.


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Classes & Programs

Getting Started with

Tuesday, June 20, 10-11:30 AM

Learn how to easily navigate this popular online resource.

Adding Context: Social History for Genealogists

Saturday, July 8, 1-3 PM • Community Room

Ginger Frere will discuss the value of adding social context to family stories, review samples of narratives where context is provided, and look at some published social histories to determine where and how to find materials of interest to genealogists. In partnership with the North Suburban Genealogical Society.

Immigration Records

Tuesday, July 18, 10-11:30 AM

Find your immigrant ancestors in passenger lists and naturalization records.

Evernote for Genealogy

Tuesday, August 1, 2-3:30 PM

Organize your research with this useful app.

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.