Announcements

First Tuesday Seminars

Tuesday, March 5, 7 PM at the Wilmette Family History Center, 2707 Lake Ave, Wilmette

ONLINE CENSUS SECRETS:  What census records contain, Where to find them, and Tips and Tricks for searching them.


Donna Roginski has a wealth of experience with genealogy research and teaching. This seminar will be useful to those just starting out, and well as revealing tips for the more advanced researcher.

Tuesday, April 2, 7 PM at the Wilmette Family History Center, 2707 Lake Ave, Wilmette

FINDING PARENTS WHEN VITAL RECORDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE (We are repeating this seminar because the weather was terrible when it was previously scheduled.) See the Workshops and Events page for details about this presentation.


The Wilmette FHC 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 Ancestry.com, ProQuest, and Fold3.com 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.