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Get help with genealogy:
Note: Genealogy activities and events are being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For a list of our current hours, please visit our Hours, Locations & Contact page or call (847) 923-3323 for more information.

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

Ancestry Library Edition

Search the popular genealogy research website for free, including censuses, vital records, passenger lists, family histories and more. Note: Ancestry will temporarily be available for at-home use through at least December 31, 2021. 


Research your family history with primary documents from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I and World War II.


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.

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