First Tuesday Seminars

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.

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

This will be a seminar on organizing your genealogical material. Details will be posted soon.

Closure for General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Center will be closed April 6 for General Conference. Instead, it will be open Saturday, April 13, 9 AM - 1 PM.

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, 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.