1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL 60025
847-729-7500 • Monday-Friday 9 AM-9 PM
Saturday 9 AM-5 PM • Sunday 1 PM-5 PM
Saturday, September 12, 1-3 PM
Searching for ancestors in cemeteries is not for the faint of heart. Discover what to expect, what not to expect, and to prepare for the unexpected in this “How To” of cemetery sleuthing. Etiquette, safety, and working with the cemetery office staff will also be covered. In partnership with the North Suburban Genealogical Society. Glenview Library card not required to register.
Discover free genealogy websites to help you build your family tree and break down your “brick walls.”
Saturday, October 10, 1-4 PM
Technology Lab and Genealogy & Local History Room
Need help getting started with genealogy? Have you hit a “brick wall” in your research? Our genealogy experts can help you with your research in the technology lab or visit the Genealogy 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.
Start your family research with Ancestry.com. Learn the basic steps to begin your research and discover how to easily navigate one of the most popular genealogy databases.
HeritageQuest is a great basic database for beginning genealogists. Discover census records and family and local histories.
Explore special Genealogy topics with a series of seasonal computer classes.
Visit the Genealogy & Local History Blog
for classes, meetings, and other great resources in the area.
Glenview Library is now a FamilySearch affiliate library. Patrons have access to FamilySearch’s circulating microfilms of historic and genealogical records. Access the Family History Library Catalog: familysearch.org/catalog-search. Fees apply; to be paid by the patron.
Find maps that identify enumeration districts, census research tools, street number and street name changes, and 1928-1929 Polk Criss-Cross Directory.
Over 55,000 images of urban life captured on glass plate negatives between 1902 and 1933.
Historical Cook County birth, marriage, and death records.
Your starting point for genealogy research online.
Chicago metropolitan area history at your fingertips.
Free family history, family tree, and genealogy records, and resources from around the world.
Chronicles 11,000 homicides in the city during these years.
Index for Illinois public domain land tract sales, servitude and emancipation, veterans, births, marriages, deaths, and local government, from 1763 to 1950.
Search electronic records, including military personnel records, and other historic data files, from 1800 to the present.
Archive of Declarations of Intention petitions filed by those wishing to become U.S. citizens.
A special collection of more than 300 books, periodicals, original genealogies, and local histories donated to the library by Mrs. Gertrude Lundberg (PDF) and her family, who were also professional genealogists. The Lundberg Collection is housed in the Genealogy and Local History Room.
Helpful organizations for genealogical research in the Glenview area
A list of historic cemeteries in which members of Glenview founding families are buried.
This list of Glenview churches includes locations, contact information, and year founded.
Visit the Glenview Public Library’s Genealogy & Local History blog to discover helpful information about books, meetings, programs, websites, and more.
Includes historic photographs and documents of the Glenview area.
Family trees for many of the founding families of Glenview.
Housed in the Genealogy & Local History Room, this file contains clippings from local newspapers.
An index of people and places which can be found in the library's local history materials.
An index of obituaries from local sources.
List of Glenview newspapers on microfilm available for your research purposes.
List of Glenview and North Suburban phone books located in the Genealogy & Local History Room.
Looking to volunteer in the community? Are you a genealogist? The Glenview Public Library is seeking volunteers to help patrons use the resources in the new Genealogy & Local History Room. Print an application form (PDF).