With a genealogist on staff, regular meetups and networking, plus online and print resources, the Library can help you out with your family research.
Our Genealogy Gathering happens at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Perfect for beginners or more advanced genealogy researchers, these free events feature renowned speakers with expert advice.
We also host an informal Genealogy Chit Chat at 2 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month, where you can get tips and ask questions. Join us!
Genealogy Research Tools
Search obituaries and death notices from more than 3,600 newspapers across the United States.
View genealogical records from a database maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Creation of a free personal account is required. Schaumburg Library is a FamilySearch affiliate. Some content is restricted and available for in-Library use only.
Access even more genealogy research databases, including newspaper archives and more.
Find research tips, details about upcoming genealogy events and more from the Library's genealogy coordinator.
The National Archives and Records Administration is the nation’s record keeper, including providing access to historic census records from 1790 to 1940.
The Cook County Clerk offers access to historical vital records from Cook County, Illinois through its website, including birth certificates 75 years or older, marriage licenses 50 years or older and death certificates 20 years or older.