Friday, September 14, 2018

Mexican Genealogy Resources


Searching for ancestors in Mexico? This online course presented by Debbie Gurtler and FamilySearch will introduce you to the online resources you need to know.  Learn about the best databases and online archives and discover websites to help you with localities and immigration records.

Find more research guides for Mexico on FamilySearch's Learning Center and Wiki.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Abraham Lincoln at Glenview History Center

In celebration of Illinois' 200th Anniversary, the Glenview History Center will present the feature film Abraham Lincoln from 1930 starring Walter Huston. The movie will begin at 7 PM on the grounds of the Glenview History Center and a donation of $5 per family is suggested. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket.

Program: Outdoor 1930s Movie, Abraham Lincoln
Date: Sunday, September 16th
Time: 7 PM
Location: Hibbard Library
                1121 Waukegan Road
                Glenview IL 60025
Tickets: Suggested donation of $5 per family

Monday, August 27, 2018

One Community, Many Stories – Glenview Reads Together

The Glenview Public Library invites you to join us in our new community-wide reading program. We will be reading The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina HenrĂ­quez. The book tells the story of two families and their American immigrant experience. We will hosting book discussions, programs, and events centered on family stories and immigration. Below is a selection of programs that may appeal to family historians.

Maura’s Eyes: An Irish Girl’s Experience of Ellis Island 
Sunday, September 16, 2-3 PM • Community Room
Award-winning storyteller and theater artist, Megan Wells, portrays a young Irish girl’s Ellis Island experience as she weaves together tales from books, journals, and family stories.

Early Mexican Settlements in Railroad Boxcar Communities 
Thursday, September 20, 7-8 PM • Community Room
In the first half of the 20th century, railroads employed and housed large numbers of Mexican immigrants. Dr. Antonio Delgado discusses this vibrant community and the contributions they made to the growth of the Midwest.

Find Your Family Immigration Records 
Wednesday, September 26, 2-3:30 PM • Technology Lab
Bring your research and learn how to find your immigrant ancestors in passenger lists and naturalization records. Glenview Library Card required.

Beginning Genealogy
Tuesday, October 9, 2-3:30 PM • Technology Lab
Learn the basics of genealogy research in this hands-on workshop. Glenview Library Card required. 

Chicagoland’s Immigration Story with Max Grinnell 
Wednesday, October 10, 7-8:30 PM • Community Room
Join author and University of Chicago urban studies professor Max Grinnell as he presents a historical context for understanding the importance of immigrant communities and their unique contributions to the Chicagoland area.

Family History Writing Workshop 
Monday, October 15, 7-8:30 PM • Multipurpose Room
Get inspired to write your family’s history! Volunteers from the North Suburban Genealogical Society will share their writings and offer tips for recording the story of you and your family.

See the full list of events and to register for programs here or call 847-729-7500.

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!