Genealogy

HPL Genealogy Club Programs

The HPL Genealogy Club meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7PM. Our meetings are held in the library's Auditorium and are open to everyone.

Tuesday, October 27th 7-8:30 pm
Join us in the Auditorium for a round-table discussion of genealogy activities, success stories and brick-walls!

Tuesday, November 25th 7-8:30pm
What's the Buzz About BillionGraves? Join presenter Debra Dudek for an overview of BillionGraves, one of the top cemetery search sites on the web. With a new app and easy interface, this makes cemetery transcriptions and research tech-friendly.

Drop-In Genealogy Assistance

The Helen Plum Library provides drop-in genealogy assistance on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A representative from the Daughters of the American Revolution will be available to help people with resources and "brick walls."

Upcoming Area Events

The DuPage County Genealogical Society will host their 40th Annual Conference on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the NIU Conference Center in Naperville. Go to http://www.dcgs.org for more information.

The Lombard Historical Society "Second Sunday Programs" are held at 2:00 pm in the Carriage House. Free for Society members, $5 for non-members. For more information: http://lombardhistory.org/events.htm

The Naperville Family History Center offers free classes each month. For a list of upcoming classes, go to: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Naperville_Illinois_Family_Histor...

The Illinois State Genealogical Society offers free webinars on the second Tuesday of each month. Advance registration is required. For more information, go to: www.ilgensoc.org

Genealogy Collection

Helen Plum Library's Genealogy Collection includes local newspapers on microfilm, books, periodicals, passenger lists, and other directories and indexes. In addition, our Local History Collection contains items of interest to Lombard area genealogists.

Newspapers (microfilm)

  • Lombard News - November 6, 1915 - July 29, 1916; August 4, 1917
  • Lombard Spectator - 1927-current
  • Lombard Suburban Life - May 30, 1996-August 2001
  • Lombardian - 1975-current

Magazines

  • Chicago Genealogist
  • Family Tree
  • IL State Genealogical Society Qtrly
  • Chicago Genealogical Society Newsletter
  • IL State Genealogical Society Newsletter
  • Palatines to America: IL Chapter
  • DuPage County Genealogical Society Review

Telephone/Other Directories

  • Haines Criss-Cross Directory - 1983-2007 (every other year)
  • 1928-1929 - excerpt copied from City Directories of Elmhurst, Lombard and Villa Park, Illinois, 1928-1929
  • 1938 - copied from unknown source
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