Genealogy & Local History Resources

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Computer Workshops & Programs

First Tuesdays

Tuesday, October 7, 6-8:30 PM
Tuesday, November 4, 2-4:30 PM
No class in September

Location: Genealogy & Local History Room

Genealogy First Tuesdays is designed to help genealogy enthusiasts break down their “brick walls.” Informal, unstructured meetings allow participants to explore topics and tools in genealogy, including books, library databases, and websites. Share tips and tricks with others in a relaxed environment. Just drop in.

NEW! Family History Research Day

Saturday, October 25, 1-4 PM • Second Floor

Need assistance getting started with genealogy? Let our experts help you. Visit the Tech Lab for computer help and the Genealogy Room & Local History Room for print resource guidance. Registration preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

Computer Classes

Explore special Genealogy topics with a series of seasonal computer classes.

Current schedule is available here.

Blog

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

FamilySearch Affiliate Library

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.

Helpful Websites
A Look At Cook

Find maps that identify enumeration districts, census research tools, street number and street name changes, and 1928-1929 Polk Criss-Cross Directory.

Chicago Daily News
Digital Image Collection

Over 55,000 images of urban life captured on glass plate negatives between 1902 and 1933.

Cook County Genealogy

Historical Cook County birth, marriage, and death records.

Cyndi’s List

Your starting point for genealogy research online.

Encyclopedia of Chicago

Chicago metropolitan area history at your fingertips.

FamilySearch

Free family history, family tree, and genealogy records, and resources from around the world.

Homicide in Chicago 1870-1930

Chronicles 11,000 homicides in the city during these years.

Illinois State Archives: Online Databases

Index for Illinois public domain land tract sales, servitude and emancipation, veterans, births, marriages, deaths, and local government, from 1763 to 1950.

National Archives

Search electronic records, including military personnel records, and other historic data files, from 1800 to the present.

Petitions For Naturalization

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.

Area Resources

Helpful organizations for genealogical research in the Glenview area

Cemeteries In & Around Glenview (PDF)

A list of historic cemeteries in which members of Glenview founding families are buried.

Churches in Glenview (PDF)

This list of Glenview churches includes locations, contact information, and year founded.

Genealogy & Local History Blog

Visit the Glenview Public Library’s Genealogy & Local History blog to discover helpful information about books, meetings, programs, websites, and more.

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 (PDF)

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

Glenview Master Index (PDF)

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.

Newspapers (PDF)

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

Volunteer Opportunities

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).

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