Monday, April 30, 2012

Public County Land Documents allows searching of documents that are recorded in the County Recorder's, or Clerk's Office.

To search one of the counties, just click on the county name. Counties that are not underlined (linked) require you to be registered and logged in.  Register by clicking here.

The USA map shows counties in the database.  Click on a state for details about ordering records

Thursday, April 26, 2012

New Book: GENEALOGY by George C. Morgan

The new 3rd edition of Genealogy by George C, Morgan is part of the How To Do Everything series, and incorporates the most current information, resources, and approaches in family history research.  This comprehensive book helps you begin your research, expand it,  and go on to more advanced methods and strategies.

Numerous kinds of records are introduced and explored. Important tips are highlighted, and there are many useful illustrations.

Genealogy is available for checkout at 929.1072 MOR.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


The Midwestern Roots Conference takes place in Indianapolis.  It includes more than 30 sessions with many focused on the technologies that are changing the way you research your family history, along with a Family History Market and Book Fair.

A wide range of nationally known speakers will help you continue on your journey to find your family story. These include Dick Eastman, Shamele Jordon, J. Mark Lowe, Thomas MacEntee, Daniel S. Poffenberger, Juliana Smith, Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, D. Joshua Taylor, Patricia Van Skaik, Curt B. Witcher and more.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Glenview History Center: Yard Sale Donations

Donating your antiques and historic items
will support
the Glenview History Center.
Donations accepted
on Tuesdays, 1:00 to 4:00
starting May 1

Monday, April 16, 2012

How's the Indexing Coming?

Has the state you want to research in the 1940 Census been indexed yet? 

And how much of it has been indexed?

Click this Family Search link to find out.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Heritage Quest Online class

Heritage Quest Online is available only through libraries, and can be accessed on your home computer.

It includes federal censuses from 1790 to 1930, PERSI index, over 28,000 family and local histories, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records, and U.S. Serial Set.

To register, please call the Reference Desk at 847-729-7500 x7700. A Glenview Library card is required for registration.

CAGGNI Meeting & Newsletter

The March 2012 issue of CAGGNI NEWSLETTER is available for your perusal in the Genealogy Room.

Some highlights include an April 21 presentation with 5 panelists on Setting Up Your Family History Website; a May 16 presentation about Mining the Census Records by Steve Szabados; and a June 16 presentation on Deep Ancestry: Beyond the Paper Trail, by Michelle Bray Wilson, which is part of CAGGNI's DNA Series.

CAGGNI (Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois) is a group of amateur genealogists who are committed to using technology and the internet more effectively in support of their family history research activities.

CAGGNI meets at 10:30am on the third Saturday of every month except December usually at the Schaumburg Township District Library. Monthly meeting topics cover a broad range of subjects of interest in supporting genealogical activities including software, tools, techniques and methodologies. Additionally, monthly newsletters, support for both computer and genealogy issues and Internet surname exposure are among the benefits of membership.

For questions about the group, contact .

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Please join the North Suburban Genealogical Society (NSGS) for a program on Dating Family Photos by the Clothing Worn, with Ellie Carlson, museum curator and costume specialist.

Bring a photograph. Ellie will help you date when it was taken.

Meeting is Saturday, April 14, at 1:00 pm at the Northbrook Historical Society, 1776 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062.

Refreshments served. Bring a friend.

This program is a Road Scholar program sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council.

1940 Census; & Online Finding Aids

The 1940 Census


Online Finding Aids

Two lectures, presented by Joel Weintraub for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois (JGSI).
Sunday, April 29th, Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster Street in Skokie.

The Temple will open at 12:30 and JGSI members will be available to help answer genealogical questions, help with Internet searches or for those interested in using their resources.
Registration at 1:00, Program at 1:30
(Non-members will be charged $10, which can be applied to JGSI membership until June 1, 2012)

Dr. Weintraub is an Emeritus Biology Professor at California State University, Fullerton and has won awards for his science teaching. He became interested in genealogy about 12 years ago, and volunteered for 9 years at the National Archives and Records Administration in southern California. Joel started transcribing streets within census districts in 2001 to help researchers search the 1930 U.S. Census (released in 2002). He was joined in the venture by David Kehs and Stephen Morse in 2002, and together, they have produced a number of online census searching utilities for both the federal and the New York State censuses on the Morse One Step Website. Joel has been working on finder aids for the 1940 census since 2005, and has given talks on that census starting in 2006.

Monday, April 2, 2012

April 3: GFT

April 3 is the first Tuesday of the month, and there will be a GFT from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Genealogy Room of the Glenview Public Library.

Are you stuck, and not sure where to search next?  

 do you enjoy chatting with others who might be researching the same people and places you are?

 have you hit a genealogical brick wall?

 are you wondering what's new in the world of genealogy?

would you like to use the resources in the Genealogy Room?

are you a beginner?

have you been doing genealogy for a long time?

These are all great reasons for attending the GFT!

Registration is encouraged but not required.  A Glenview library card is not necessary for registration.

Call the Reference Desk at (847) 729-7500 x7700 to register.

Deena Butta
Reference Librarian / Genealogy Specialist

Happy 1940!

The 1940 U.S. Federal Census was released this  morning , April 2nd, at 9:00 a.m.  already has several states loaded.  You can browse those images on their site or at Ancestry Library Edition. also gives everyone free access.

Read a fun article by genealogist Megan Smolenyak about Who We're Searching For and Why in the 1940 Census.

Here are a few general links to 1940 Census resources.