Thursday, May 31, 2018

Getting Started with

Learn how to start your genealogy research with We'll go over the basics of the world's most popular genealogy database on Thursday, June 7 at 2 PM.

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

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Prairie Pioneers of Illinois

If your ancestor settled in Illinois before 1880, you may find valuable information about them in the Illinois State Genealogical Society's Prairie Pioneers of Illinois. This two volume work records biographical and genealogical details for the earliest settlers in the state and lists when they arrived in Illinois.

The Illinois State Genealogical Society still collects information on Illinois' early pioneers. Their website lists the names of 3900 individuals but does not include genealogical information on them. The society is also currently collecting information on families who have lived continuously in Illinois since the state's founding in 1818.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Military Records

Military records provide lots of genealogical details. Even if your ancestor didn't serve in the military, you can still find useful information in draft records. Join us Tuesday, May 22 at 2 PM and discover how to find and use military records in your family history research.

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

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul & Pacific Railroad History

Join us at the Glenview History Center to learn about Glenview's place in railroad history!

Bob Storozuk, president of the Milwaukee Road Historical Association, will will discuss the history of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul & Pacific Railroad -- with special emphasis on Glenview.

This program will be on Sunday, May 20th at 2 PM at the Hibbard Library at the Glenview History Center. A suggested donation of $5 is appreciated.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Local Newspapers

Newspapers play an important role in genealogy and local history research. We have several resources to help you find local newspapers and articles.

To begin, search our obituary index for Glenview-area obituaries. You can also find local articles about specific topics, businesses, or people in our newspaper clipping file located in the Genealogy & Local History Room.

For more in-depth research, consult our online databases or browse our microfilm collection.

Newspaper databases: 
This covers the entire United States but you can find a variety of local newspaper coverage dating back to the 1800s. This includes the historic Daily Herald whose coverage includes Glenview. For more recent articles, try the following databases:

Chicago Sun-Times (1986-Present)
Chicago Tribune Archive (1849-1994)
Chicago Tribune (1989-Present)

Daily Herald (1995-Present)
Glenview Announcements (1995-Present)
NewsBank: Illinois

Local newspapers on microfilm:
The Niles Center Press

Northbrook News

Glenview View

The Announcements:
Glenview, Northbrook, Northfield
Glenview Post

Glenview Announcements

Glenview Journal