Genealogy & Local History
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Genealogy starts with...yourself
Posted by mmulholl on 08/31/15
How do I start my family history? Start with yourself. You then work backwards in time documenting the birth, marriage, and death of your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and so on. Need help? Visit our genealogy room and talk with volunteers and library staff who will help you. Check out the information on this page. Take a tour of the collection. Set up a one-on-one appointment...
The Kathrine Shackley Room for Local History and Genealogy (located on the first floor) includes:
- Books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, and access to several online databases
- An extensive microfilm collection
- Local church records
- Various Arlington High School yearbooks
- Information on the subdivisions, people, places and events of Arlington Heights
- Three microform readers with print capability.
- Two readers have the additional capability to email or save images to a flash drive.
- Readers can be used to read personal microfilm or microfiche.
(Arlington Heights Memorial Library cardholders Only)
- Local history databases
- Clio (available in the library): Digital genealogy books and county histories from several Midwest and Eastern states.