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Genealogy

Getting Started

One-on-One Genealogy Help

We can help you get started using the library’s genealogy resources.  Contact our Genealogy & Local History Specialist at genealogy@wheatonlibrary.org to set up a one-on-one appointment.

Assistance is also available on a walk-in basis in the Genealogy Center several times a month. Volunteers from the DuPage County Genealogical Society are available from 7:00-9:00 PM every Thursday, and volunteers from the Wheaton-Perrin chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are available on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from 1:00-3:00 PM.

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Wheaton Public Library
Room: Genealogy Center
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Genealogy
Event Details:
A representative from the DuPage County Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks

Masks are required for all individuals regardless of vaccination status. We ask attendees to stay home if not feeling well.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Wheaton Public Library
Room: Genealogy Center
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Genealogy
Event Details:
A representative from the DuPage County Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks

Masks are required for all individuals regardless of vaccination status. We ask attendees to stay home if not feeling well.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Wheaton Public Library
Room: Genealogy Center
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Genealogy
Event Details:
A representative from the Perrin-Wheaton chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks

Masks are required for all individuals regardless of vaccination status. We ask attendees to stay home if not feeling well.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Wheaton Public Library
Room: Genealogy Center
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Genealogy
Event Details:
A representative from the DuPage County Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Masks

Masks are required for all individuals regardless of vaccination status. We ask attendees to stay home if not feeling well.

Genealogy Resources

Reference books and research guides

Both circulating and non-circulating books are available in the Genealogy Center.

Periodicals

Back issues of dozens of genealogy periodicals including the DuPage County Genealogical Society Review, the Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, and more are available in the Genealogy Center.

Genealogy Databases

American Ancestors

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From the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Extensive online collections of early American genealogical records (vital, church, and town records) from New England states, England, Ireland, and beyond. In-library use only.

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Ancestry Library Edition

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Premier genealogy resource with federal and state census records, military and immigration records, birth, death, and marriage records, and other reference sources such as high school yearbooks.  In-library use only.

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AtoZ Maps

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Explore 145,000 maps of the world, continents, countries, and states. Browse antique and historical maps, climate and ecology maps, flags of the world, and glossaries. Play geography games.

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Community Resources

DuPage County Genealogical Society

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Provides education for genealogists and assists in preserving and making available local records of genealogical interest.

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DuPage County Historical Museum 

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Dedicated to the collection, preservation, and interpretation of material culture documenting DuPage County.

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DuPage County Historical Society

Promotes and preserves the history of DuPage County through publications, lectures, and cooperation with other county historical organizations.

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Genealogy Websites

VA National Cemetery Administration’s Nationwide Gravesite Locator

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Allows users to search for the burial locations of veterans and their family members, primarily in VA National Cemeteries and state veterans cemeteries.

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USGenWeb

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A portal that provides access to volunteer-maintained genealogy sites for every city and state in the United States.

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PolishRoots

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Provides resources and links to aid in conducting Polish genealogical research.

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