Genealogy & Local History

It's All Relative

October is Family History Month!
Posted by mmulholl on 10/04/14
 
NOW is the time to start your family history!
The holidays are approaching and that is a time for family gatherings. Start asking those questions and bringing out the old photo album. Not sure how to start? Sign up for the Beginner's Genealogy class on October 9. If you miss that one, the last one of the year is November 6. ...

Shackley Room

The Kathrine Shackley Room for Local History and Genealogy (located on the first floor) includes:

 
The Genealogy Collection
  • Books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, and access to several online databases
  • An extensive microfilm collection
 
The Local History Collection
  • Local church records
  • Various Arlington High School yearbooks
  • Information on the subdivisions, people, places and events of Arlington Heights
 
Equipment
  • Three microform readers with print capability.
  • Two readers have the additional capability to email or save images to a flash drive.
  • Readers can be used to read personal microfilm or microfiche.
 

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home is an online pinboard created to collect memories of life - past and present - in Arlington Heights.

Online Learning & Research

Lynda.com
Gale Courses
(AHML Cardholders only)

  • Local history databases
  • Clio (available in the library): Digital genealogy books and county histories from several Midwest and Eastern states.
 
Custom Google Search
 
Reliable Genealogy Websites
A popular genealogy website.
 
We are a designated branch of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Microfilm can be ordered online.
 
Depository of public records of Illinois State and regional archives with searchable databases for vital, land and military records.
 
Local organization offering education and programs in family history research.
 
Volunteers and library staff are available to help you with your research.
 
Complete the appointment form or call 847-870-3643 and Michael Mulholland, Local History/ Genealogy Librarian, will get in touch soon.

Upcoming Programs