Genealogy Club

Meets on the third Wednesday of the month, except in December
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Register online (search online calendar for Genealogy Club)

Join us on Zoom for our virtual Genealogy Club meetings! Learn about internet and archival genealogy and research support. Computer, tablet, or phone is required to attend via Zoom, and the meeting link will be emailed to you before the event.

The club is facilitated by Leslie Drewitz, a Certified Genealogical Librarian. If you have questions, please email Leslie at ldrewitz@mybpl.org or call (630) 924-2765.

The club also has a blog (not sponsored by the library) that club members can join to post questions or stories about their research. Executive committee members can share the blog link and account creation instructions.

Library Resources

Check our Library Databases page for a complete list of genealogy databases, including Ancestry, Heritage Quest, and more.

The library also provides access to online newspaper databases for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, and various other newspapers.

Recommended Websites

Family Search
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world and includes records, resources, and services to learn more about your family history.

Steven P. Morse
This site contains tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications.