Thursday, July 27, 2017

Evernote for Genealogy

Learn how to organize your genealogy research with the Evernote app! On August 1st at 2 PM, we'll be discussing the basics of Evernote.

Register online or call the Reference Desk at 847-729-7500.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Immigration Records Class

Learn about immigration records with us on Tuesday, July 18 at 10 AM. Register online or call the Reference Desk at 847-729-7500.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Learn About the Grove's Founders

This Sunday at 2 PM at the Hibbard Library, Elizabeth Kopp will discuss the Kennicotts, the Grove and their contributions to our country. Afterwards, the Glenview History Center will host a tour of their historic farmhouse. Find more information here!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Adding Context

Adding Context: Social History for Genealogists

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.

Register online or call the Reference Desk at 847-729-7500.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Getting Started with

Are you new to online genealogy research? Join us on Tuesday, June 20 at 10 AM to learn the basics of 

Register online or call the Reference Desk at 846-729-7500.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Summertime at the Hibbard Library

Celebrate Summertime at the Hibbard Library. This summer the Glenview History Center will be holding programs at the Hibbard Library each month.

This June visit the History Center and learn about the history of Wagner Farm and the Wagner Family! Christine Shiel, volunteer coordinator of Wagner Farm, will tell us about Tom Wagner and the last remaining and operating farm in Glenview. Afterwards you are welcome to tour the Glenview History Center farmhouse.

Discover the history of Wagner Farm on Sunday, June 25th at 2 PM. Suggested donation of $5.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Now you can search for your ancestors with Use your library card to access this database of nearly 5,000 historic newspapers. has a collection of 149 papers for Illinois spanning the 1830s to the twenty-first century. You will find the historic Daily Herald whose coverage includes the north and northwest suburbs (including Glenview) from 1901-2006.

Aside from the United States collection, you can also research papers from Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, and Northern Ireland.

To learn more, watch the excellent tutorials found in the Help Center.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

German Immigrants from Bremen

About forty percent of 19th century immigrants from Germany and Eastern Europe left through the city of Bremen. German ports typically kept records of emigrants leaving for America and elsewhere; unfortunately, the emigration lists from Bremen were destroyed during World War II. German Immigrants: Lists of Passengers Bound from Bremen to New York compiled by Gary J. Zimmerman attempts to reconstruct these lists.

Based on passenger lists of arrivals at New York, German Immigrants includes information on about 35,000 immigrants spanning the dates between 1847 and 1871. This is still only about twenty-five percent of the total number of emigrants from Bremen arriving during this period.

This series spans four volumes and includes details such as age, place of origin, date of arrival, and the name of the ship, as well as citations to the original source material.

German Immigrants is a good starting point for finding your German immigrant ancestors.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Historical Newspapers

Newspapers are fascinating historical records that can offer a lot of context and interest to your family history. This Friday, learn how to use newspapers in your genealogy research, where to find them online, and discover why they are an important resource.

Register online or call the Reference Desk at 847-729-7500.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Make Faire

This Saturday the Glenview Public Library is hosting a Maker Faire.

As part of the Maker Faire, we'll help you digitize your family photos and you can be a part of Glenview history. Bring in your personal photographs and we’ll provide you with a digital copy and add a copy to our digital local history archive.

We’re looking for photographs of Glenview families, organizations, events, and places. We will digitize up to 10 photographs per person. Bring a flash drive or DVD to store your digital copies.

Drop by between 11 AM and 3 PM.