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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.


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


Genealogy Research Day

Saturday, January 28, 1-4 PM
Location: Technology Lab/Genealogy & Local History Room

Getting started with genealogy? Hit a brick wall in your research? Our genealogy experts can help with your research. Join us in the Technology Lab or visit the Genealogy and Local History Room to use our print collections. Drop in any time between 1–4 PM to get individualized help. Library card not required.

The Chicago 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition: What Remains & New Links to H.H. Holmes

Saturday, February 11, 1-3 PM • Community Room

Local historian and former criminal investigator Ray Johnson discusses the legacy of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, including relics that remain and previously undiscovered links to “The Devil” Dr. H.H. Holmes. In partnership with the North Suburban Genealogical Society.

Chicago & Cook County Resources

Wednesday, February 22, 10-11:30 AM

Discover resources for Chicago and Cook County.

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.