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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.


Immigration Records

Wednesday, June 29, 2-3:30 PM

Find your immigrant ancestors in passenger lists and naturalization records.

Genealogy Research Day

Saturday, July 16, 1-4 PM • Just Drop In
Location: Technology Lab/Genealogy & Local History Room

Need help getting started with genealogy? Have you hit a brick wall in your research? Join us in the Technology Lab where our genealogy experts can help you with your research, or visit the Genealogy & Local History Room to use our print collections. Drop in any time between 1-4 PM to get individualized help, learn new tricks, and utilize our resources. Glenview Library card not required.

Find Your Female Ancestors

Tuesday, July 19, 10-11:30 AM

Tracing female ancestors can be challenging. Learn about which records will help you find those elusive maiden names.

European Genealogy

Thursday, August 18, 2-3:30 PM

Discover the process for researching ancestors in European sources.

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.