Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Tall Trees

Learn about the history of the Tall Trees neighborhood. In the latest episode of the Glenview TV's Off the Shelf, Yvonne Wolf interviews Dan Wassmann, the author of Tall Trees: An Illustrated History. Discover what makes this Glenview neighborhood unique. 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Italian Immigration

Italian Immigrants
Library of Congress LC-USZ62-87554
Italians Americans make up the fourth largest European ethnic groups in the US. Most Italian
immigration happened between 1880 and 1915 when about four million Italians emigrated to America.

The National Archives provides easy access to some Italian immigration records through the Italians to America Passenger Data File, 1855-1900. This collection consists of an index of 845,368 passengers who arrived in Baltimore, Boston, New Orleans, New York, and Philadelphia between 1855-1900. The Data File includes information about passenger's name, age, town of last residence, destination, and gives you information on finding the ship's manifest.

After you find your ancestor's town of birth, visit Ancestors: Archives for Genealogical Research which is the official portal to the various State Archives in Italy. And don't forget to search for church records. The Italian Catholic Church website can help you locate your ancestor's parish church. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Glenview Naval Air Base and The Hangar One Foundation

Join us Saturday, April 14 at 1 PM for a local history presentation. Bill Marquardt will discuss the Glenview Hangar One Foundation which works to preserve the history of Naval Air Station Glenview and several of the base’s historic buildings.

Presented in partnership with the North Suburban Genealogical Society.

Thursday, April 5, 2018


Learn how to navigate FamilySearch with us Tuesday, April 10 at 2 PM. We'll discuss basic search functions, explore hard-to-find record collections, and discover the FamilySearch Wiki and other online learning tools.

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