Genealogy & Local History

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Family Research - How do I start?
Posted by mmulholl on 05/13/14
 
Not sure how to start looking for your ancestors? Register for any of the Beginner's Help in Genealogy classes on the second Thursday evening of each month. Jacquie Schattner will show you how to take those first steps to starting your family research. Next class is June 12.
 

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 Resources

 
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.
 
Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists
Local organization offering education and programs in family history research.
 

Meet with a Specialist

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