Past Programs

Elmhurst Public Library Genealogy Club

The Genealogy Club meets once a month at Elmhurst Public Library. View upcoming dates online.
If you’re planning to attend, please register for each session. Include your email in your registration.

Bring your family papers, research work, and questions. Work on your own or with others interested in family history research to share tips, tools, and experiences. Bring your own laptop or tablet or check out one from the Checkout Desk with your valid EPL card.

The next meeting is scheduled! Reserve your spot here.

EPL does not endorse or profit from the links on this page- we are providing them as a reference for members of the Genealogy Club. If you are looking for alternate or different resources, please use the Contact form below. 

Links to information discussed in past meetings: [Library Edition]: Accessible only while in the Library.

Fold3 Library subscription

Heritage Quest Library subscription

All EPL Biography and Genealogy databases

EPL books on genealogy and names

Check out the Genealogy Board on EPL’s Pinterest

Interactive European History Map

Translation Services

The American Translators Association Search using your ZIP code. Once you see the results, you can see what the person’s specialty is and get contact information and rates. (e.g. we found 14 German-to-English translators and eight Italian-to-English translators within 50 miles of Elmhurst)

Advance Translations, Inc provides written translation services in a wide range of languages. Specialized in translating documents from birth, marriage, death certificates, and diplomas to legal, business, and medical documents.

Advance Translations, Inc. can formally certify translated documents attesting to the accuracy of the translation done by a qualified translator.

Illinois Language Services offer services in all major languages for document translation, on-site interpretation, over-the-phone interpretation and ASL interpretation.

Immigration Records:

US Immigration Records online

Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Naturalization Database (NOTE: page may take up to 30 seconds to load) The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Archives is home to more than 500,000 naturalization petitions covering the years 1871 to 1929. More than 400,000 of these records are Declarations of Intention, 1906-1929 which were usually the first papers to be filed by those who wished to become U.S. citizens.

European Regional Sites

Central Europe lists pages for Belgium, Denmark, Greenland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, and Switzerland

East Europe Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Russian, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Yugoslavia

Mediterranean Andorra, Azores, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Madeira, Malta, Monaco, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, and Vatican City


Other Regional Sites

Africa Northern Africa, Algeria, Canary Islands, Ceuta, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara : Horn of Africa: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia : Eastern Africa: Burundi, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Réunion, Rwanda, São Tomó and Príncipe, Seychelles, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe : Central Africa: Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of the Congo : Southern Africa: Botswanna, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland : Western Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

Asia Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tibet, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

Middle East Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

United Kingdom Genealogy

UK National Archives The official public archive of the United Kingdom government has records covering more than 1,000 years of history. Government records which have been selected for permanent preservation are sent to The National Archives. You can search descriptions of the records they have in their catalog.

The National Archives of Ireland

The National Archives of Scotland

Ireland & United Kingdom GenWeb

Italian Genealogy

Italian Genealogy Homepage

D’addezio Italian Heritage and Genealogy

Italy World Club

Family Tree Creators

Family Tree Maker

Roots Magic (non-library edition)

Spreadsheet (Google Docs)

Family History Center Presentation

Aug. 9, 2016 Presentation Handout

Search the Family History Center Catalog online

Family History Center, Westchester

Naperville Family History Center Blog

Naperville Family History Center Facebook

Webinars offered by the Family History Library Aug. 22-26

Do you have questions about Genealogy Club? Want to suggest a focus for future meetings? Are you stuck and need research assistance? Let us know! Contact the Library using the form below.

Genealogy Contact
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