Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Robin Seidenberg will present "Skeletons in Our Closets" at the next meeting of the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists. The meeting will be held on Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 10:00 am at
The Arlington Heights Senior Center
1801 W Central Rd
Arlington Heights, IL
Join us at 9:30 am, prior to the presentation, for casual discussion or to exchange information with others who enjoy genealogy. No prior registration needed. No fee required.

Robin B. Seidenberg

reveals an intriguing tale of wealth, romance, betrayal, jealousy and murder. After investigating rumors of an old family scandal that occurred during the Roaring Twenties in Chicago, Robin uncovered a sensational story that made newspaper headlines across the entire nation. Discover the identity of the "Kissing Blonde" and learn how Robin researched historical newspapers to unravel this family mystery.
A member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the Association of Professional Genealogists, Robin currently serves as executive vice president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, vice president of PCBUG, and president of Lake County Area Computer Enthusiasts. She has been studying her family history since 1997. Robin earned bachelors and master’s degrees from the University of Chicago and completed most of her Ph.D. requirements at the University of Illinois. This former college French teacher has used her linguistic skills to translate family records from Polish and Old Cyrillic. Robin specializes in using historical newspapers to research family history.

Monday, September 17, 2012

FOLD3 at Wilmette FHC

The Wilmette Family History Center can make available some databases that you may not find at your public library.

Fold3 is one example.  You can try out this popular database that specilizes in military records at the Wilmette Family History Center.

Friday, September 14, 2012


Glenview Cemeteries: The Lore and the Legend
Wednesday, October 24, 7 PM

Celebrate Family History Month with Wayne Carle and Don Long of the Glenview Histtory Center.  With deep Glenview roots, Carle and Long have special connections to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery and Northfield Oakwood Cemetery.

Let your mind wander among the legends and lore during this week before Halloween.   Gather with neighbors and friends in the cozy library setting to hear the stories of two historic Glenview cemeteries and some of their eternal residents.

Location: Community Room

Register by telephone at 847-729-7500, ext. 7700, or at the Reference Services Desk.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


The Wilmette Family History Center has an extensive collection of microfilms for Chicago and Cook County.  These include church records, city directories, vital records, and more.  If they do not have the film you need, you can order it.

Visit www.wilmettefhc.org for details.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


The Online Historical Directories Website was created by Miriam J. Robbins.

Its purpose is to put links to all online city directories in one place, listed by location and in date order.  Some of the sites are free, and others require a fee.

Have a look at the resources for Cook County.

Miriam will continue adding to the Website.  Check her Blog for updates.

Monday, September 10, 2012


The Ask A Genealogist blog has great tips and advice for your genealogical challenges.  Send your questions to professional genealogist Michele Simmons Lewis at Questions for Michele .

Friday, September 7, 2012


The next meeting of the North Suburban Genealogical Society will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2012, at 1:00 pm.  Meetings are at the Northbrook Historical Society, 1776 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL 60062

The topic will be The Secret Message In Lincoln's Watch.

Waukegan attorney Doug Stiles tells the dramatic story of his great great grandfather Jonathon Dillon's inscription inside Lincoln's pocket watch and how the inscription was recently discovered at the Smithsonian.

Refreshments will be served.   Please come and bring a friend.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


There will be a Genealogy First Tuesday today, September 4, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Genealogy Room of the Glenview Public Library.

Bring your genealogical brick walls and conundrums, and we will work with you on solving them.

 Or, just come and find out what others are working on….hang out with like-minded individuals  who, like yourself,  also have the “genealogy gene.”  They would enjoy swapping stories with you!

 You can also use the resources in the genealogy room, especially if you are researching your Glenview Roots.

 Register by calling the Reference Desk, 847-720-7500 x7700 .  A Glenview Library Card is NOT required for registration.