Genealogy & Local History
It's All Relative
NOW is the time to start your genealogy!
Posted by mmulholl on 11/21/14
The holidays are approaching and families will gather around a table for dinner or around a fireplace. Grandpa and grandma will visit, as well as Uncle John and Aunt Mary. Take a lot of pictures, for sure, but also bring out the old photo album. Ask them to identify anyone you cannot recognise. How did they celebrate the holidays when they were growing up? Were any special foods prepared...
The Kathrine Shackley Room for Local History and Genealogy (located on the first floor) includes:
- Books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, and access to several online databases
- An extensive microfilm collection
- Local church records
- Various Arlington High School yearbooks
- Information on the subdivisions, people, places and events of Arlington Heights
- 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.
Tutorial: Growing and Sharing Your Family Tree (using Family Tree Maker)
(Arlington Heights Memorial Library cardholders Only)
New: You must create a personal LyndaLibrary profile.
(Arlington Heights Memorial Library cardholders only)
- Local history databases
- Clio (available in the library): Digital genealogy books and county histories from several Midwest and Eastern states.