Friday, September 18, 2009

United States Submarine Men Lost During World War II

The Glenview Public Library has acquired the following book, which you can use in the Reference Room:

United States submarine men lost during World War II : a compilation of basic information on all the known men who died while in, or attached to, a command of the U.S. Submarine Service, including passengers lost on U.S. submarines : a research project / by Paul W. Wittmer, c2009.

R940.5467 WIT GENEALOGY v. 1 - 2

This comprehensive alphabetical compilation lists more than 3,600 men who died while in , or attached to, a U.S. submarine or a U.S. relief crew, between December 7, 1941 through september 2, 1945. Each listing was documented from a U.S. Archive, Navy, or other government source showing the submarine, relief crew, or other naval unit, along with date and cause of death. Passengers lost on U.S. Submarines. and the stories of the lost boats, are included.

The book is intended as a lasting memorial and research source for future generations of family members, historians and interested researchers.

The author, Paul W. Wittmer, is A WWII U.S. submarine veteran. He can be reached at

Free Census Images Online

The USGenWeb Census Project is a special project of the USGenWeb project.

USGenWeb is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone.

USGenWeb is arranged by county and state. The Illinois section is called ILGenWeb.

Partial transcriptions and scans of the 1850 amd 1930 census for Cook County are available.
You can request a lookup of the pqarts that have not yet been transcribed by e-mailing

You can also vounteer to transcribe a section in which you are interested.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

American Indian History and Research

The North Suburban Genealogical Society invites you to hear Dr. Scott Manning Stevens speak on American Indian History and Research.

Dr. Stevens is Director, D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History at Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in upstate New York and is a member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. He received his A.B. in English from Dartmouth College and his A.M and PhD from Harvard University. Dr. Stevens has given numerous programs throughout the United States on a wide-range of American Indian subjects.

When: Saturday October 10, 2009

1 p.m. is Problem Solving and 2-3 p.m. Dr. Steven on American Indian History and Research

Where: Glenview Library 1930 Glenview Rd., Glenview 60025

Contact: Jim Boyle 847 401 2579

Open to anyone interested in genealogical research. Free admission.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Picasa and Your Family Tree

Google Picasa can help genealogists.

Google Picasa Web Albums offers free Face Recognition Software that might help identify unrecognized people in your old family photos.

If you enable the Name Tagging feature, it will help you identify the same face in other photos. Invite your cousins to view and contribute to your collaborative family photo albums.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

1967 Library Construction

The first addition to the library was constructed during 1967. Here is a video showing the process from groundbreaking to cornerstone:

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Researching German Towns

Meeting of the Northwest Suburban Council of GenealogistsP.O. Box 148 ● Mount Prospect, Illinois, 60056

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin will present So, You’ve Found Your German Town of Origin . . . Now What? at the next meeting of the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists to be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center, Room 100, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois.

This lecture will focus on how to access records for the German town that you are researching, the basics on how to correspond with Archives and how to get the most out of the Family History Library’s holdings.

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin is a professional genealogist who specializes in German and Midwest American research, as well as reading German script. She has been interested in genealogy since she was a child and has been actively researching her German ancestry for the past nine years, as well as her husband's Chicago Irish. She has attended the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and has taken college-level German courses. She was the 2007 recipient of the National Genealogical Society's Home Study Course, which she has completed. Teresa is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, as well as many local genealogical societies. She is the web master for the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists.

For more information, visit their web site at

Or contact them at 847-818-9159