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.

NEW! Genealogy Basics 6-Week Course
Begins January 23 at 2pm. Meets Fridays, 2-3pm January 23 - February 27.
This online course guides you through the basics of the search process. Requirements include a Helen Plum Library Card, internet access, and email account.
Some coursework required before 1st class. Call Adult Services at 630-627-0316 for registration and instructions.

Digital Photos Tuesday, January 27th 7-8:30pm
Join us for a presentation on digital photographs: downloading, organizing, editing, backup and online storage.

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

Legacy Family Tree offers free webinars. Go to http://www.familytreewebinars.com/upcoming-webinars.php for information.

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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