Thursday, August 2, 2018

Rediscover Your World War I Soldier's Experience

Tina Beaird will help us uncover our WWI ancestors this Saturday, August 11 at 1 PM.

Many federal WWI personnel records were destroyed in a National Archives fire in the 1970s. Tina offers ways to locate copies of peripheral federal military records and provides solutions for recreating some of the lost history in these “fire” records by also using local government documents, newspapers and base records.

Presented in partnership with the North Suburban Genealogical Society.

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

Monday, July 30, 2018

Chicago and Cook County Resources

Next Wednesday, August 8 at 10 AM learn to navigate genealogy resources for Chicago and Cook County.

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

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Glenview Founding Families


Are you descended from one of Glenview's earliest settlers? You can find information about the founding families of Glenview and the area in the Genealogy & Local History Room.

We have family history folders in our clippings file. Each file contains family group sheets, pedigree charts, and copies of documents pertaining to the family. A full list of the names in the files is here (under Biographies).

Search Glenview Family Trees for online pedigrees of many of the earliest pioneers in the area. The information in the trees is taken from cemetery transcriptions and research conducted by local genealogist Gertrude Lundberg. There is information for over 14,000 individuals on the site.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Census Records

Join us Tuesday, July 24 at 2 PM and learn how to search in US census records. Discover tips for finding and using these amazing records in your research.

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

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Civil War Reenactor at the Glenview History Center

This Sunday visit the Glenview History Center and see Mitch Ransdell will reenact "A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier." Read more about Mitch and the program here.

The program begins at 2pm in the Hibbard Library and a donation of $5 is suggested.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Discover the Hidden History of Camp Skokie

Camp Skokie Valley Headquarters from the Winnetka Historical Society

This Sunday, Beverly Dawson will present the hidden history of Camp Skokie at the Glenview History Center. Camp Skokie Valley began as a tent camp for workers from the CCC and eventually housed the 740th Military Police Battalion. During the latter years of WWII, Camp Skokie became a German POW camp.

The program begins at 2 PM in the Hibbard Library and a donation of $5 is suggested. Afterwards you are welcome to tour the Victorian farmhouse!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Discovering Your UK/Irish Roots Online

Join us Saturday, June 9 at 1 PM when Debra Dudek will discuss the resources and search techniques for the three big UK and Irish databases: FindMyPast, ScotlandsPeople, and RootsIreland. Learn what’s new and how privacy and information rights impact your quest for records.

Presented in partnership with the North Suburban Genealogical Society.

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

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Getting Started with Ancestry.com

Learn how to start your genealogy research with Ancestry.com. We'll go over the basics of the world's most popular genealogy database on Thursday, June 7 at 2 PM.

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

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Prairie Pioneers of Illinois

If your ancestor settled in Illinois before 1880, you may find valuable information about them in the Illinois State Genealogical Society's Prairie Pioneers of Illinois. This two volume work records biographical and genealogical details for the earliest settlers in the state and lists when they arrived in Illinois.

The Illinois State Genealogical Society still collects information on Illinois' early pioneers. Their website lists the names of 3900 individuals but does not include genealogical information on them. The society is also currently collecting information on families who have lived continuously in Illinois since the state's founding in 1818.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Military Records

Military records provide lots of genealogical details. Even if your ancestor didn't serve in the military, you can still find useful information in draft records. Join us Tuesday, May 22 at 2 PM and discover how to find and use military records in your family history research.

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