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.

Swab Your Cheek Tuesday, May 27 7-8:30 pm
Marsha Peterson-Maass will help you make sense of today's three commercially available DNA tests. She will discuss which ancestral lines of descent each test applies to and what your current options are for networking to find DNA kinship. Marsha will bring copies of her books for $20.00 purchase, or, bring your copy with you and she will exchange it for free with the updated 2014 version.

Tuesday, June 24th 7-8:30 pm
Join us in the Auditorium for a round-table discussion of genealogy success stories and brick-walls!

Finding Online Newspapers Tuesday, July 22nd 7-8:30 pm
Professional genealogist, Sarah Kirby, will present an overview of how to locate what newspapers existed, some of the websites used to find them and some of the major providers of a large number of newspapers.

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 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

CAGGNI's first all day conference, "GeneaQuest: The Future Is Now" will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Elgin Community College. For more information: http://caggni.shuttlepod.org/GeneaQuest2014

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 - 1983-2008
  • 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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