Because of low patron usage on Saturdays, combined with staffing issues, the Wilmette Family History Center will be open January 12, but will be CLOSED Saturday January 19 and 26. The current plan is to be open the first and third Saturdays of each month, starting in February.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7 PM

Wilmette Family History Center, 2707 Lake Ave., Wilmette

“Introduction to Online Genealogy”

Find your family in U.S. Census Records and other online records, using FREE genealogy databases like and  Bring a few written family birth, marriage and death dates and places to class, if you have them.  If you have email, know how to access it (web address, username, password)."

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.