Workshops & Events

Upcoming Events

April 3rd, 2018  7 PM

First Tuesday Learning Seminar

“Exciting Changes & Additions to and the Wilmette Family History Center.” 

Presenters:  Julie Busse – FHC Director, and Donna Roginski – FHC Volunteer and Librarian

FINDING the record you want is always the goal for patrons of the Family History Center.  We will explain recent changes to which are making finding that elusive record easier (and in some cases harder) to find.

The Cook County Vital Records binders in the Center have undergone a massive upgrade.  We will explain in detail how these binders are a vital “finding aid,” helping you navigate records available through



The workshops listed  are open to the public free of charge. Registration isn’t required but we’d appreciate a quick phone call or email if you’re planning to attend. You can reach us at 847-251-9818 or

Please check back. We’ll be adding new workshops soon.

Recent Workshops and Downloadable Materials

Comparing the top 4 Genealogy Websites

Polish Genealogy and Finding your Town of Origin presented by Justyna Cwynar. See below for handout link

A special thanks to Thomas MacEntee for sharing his presentation: “They’re Alive! Searching for the Living”

Link to Mr. MacEntee’s handout: SYLLABUS They’re Alive (1)

Many thanks to Justyna Cwynar for presenting her well-attended Finding Your Ancestors in Poland Using Online Resources workshop. You can access her presentation and handouts from these links:

Finding Your Ancestors in Poland Using Online Resources

Cyrillic Script

Workshop Links

Chicagoland_Resources_2017 by Suzanne Hoffman

Did you miss the “Introduction to DNA and Genetic Genealogy?”  There was a hand out. Stop by and pick one up