Monday, September 24, 2018


In Germany, an Ortsfamilienbuch (town family book) contains birth, marriage, and death information
about every person living in a specific area in a specific town. This information is helpfully arranged by family!

Finding your family's local Ortsfamilienbuch will provide you with valuable information. Family data is generally pulled from parish registers, civil registrations, court and land records.

To find an Ortsfamilienbuch, you need to know your ancestors' town of origin. Once you know where the family lived, search for the town on GenWiki (a German genealogy site) to find a bibliography of Ortsfamilienbuch for that town or region. The FamilySearch Wiki can also help you locate the books.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Mexican Genealogy Resources

Searching for ancestors in Mexico? This online course presented by Debbie Gurtler and FamilySearch will introduce you to the online resources you need to know.  Learn about the best databases and online archives and discover websites to help you with localities and immigration records.

Find more research guides for Mexico on FamilySearch's Learning Center and Wiki.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Abraham Lincoln at Glenview History Center

In celebration of Illinois' 200th Anniversary, the Glenview History Center will present the feature film Abraham Lincoln from 1930 starring Walter Huston. The movie will begin at 7 PM on the grounds of the Glenview History Center and a donation of $5 per family is suggested. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket.

Program: Outdoor 1930s Movie, Abraham Lincoln
Date: Sunday, September 16th
Time: 7 PM
Location: Hibbard Library
                1121 Waukegan Road
                Glenview IL 60025
Tickets: Suggested donation of $5 per family