First Tuesday Seminars

Tuesday, May 7, 7 PM at the Wilmette Family History Center, 2707 Lake Ave, Wilmette

Central European Genealogy is Easy – Merci Napoleon!
This seminar will explore websites, both European and American, to locate family in the countries where Napoleon ruled (France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Italy and surrounding areas).  With links to over 40 websites, this presentation will help you find church records, censuses, military records, maps & civil records.

 Jacqui Shattner has been actively researching her family’s ancestors since 1996. She volunteered at the Schaumburg Family History Center for many years, and is active in several genealogy societies.  She teaches genealogy at local high schools and area libraries.

The Center will be open April 20, 9 AM-1 PM.

The Family History center is now open the first and third Saturdays of each month in addition to our regular Tuesday and Wednesday hours. Any Exceptions will be noted above and on our Facebook page.

About Our Center

The Wilmette Family History Center is the oldest and largest branch of Salt Lake City’s Family History Library in the Chicago area. It’s staffed by volunteers and open to the public free of charge.

Patrons visit our center to view films from FamilySearch’s extensive Family History Library catalog  including our large on-premises collection of 10,000 films including  our complete Chicago and Cook County collection, to use our computers to access premium sites like, ProQuest, and at no charge, and to ask our volunteer consultants for help using Family History Center resources and to get started with family genealogy.

Our Family History Center is equipped with a new Microfilm/Microfiche reader/scanner/printer. You can now capture images on a thumb drive as well as print them or send them to yourself via email.