Genealogy & Local History
It's All Relative
Join us in a conversation about the heroes in your family
Posted by susanmayer on 05/03/16
Everyone has someone in their family history who could and should qualify as a hero. Whether they faced overwhelming obstacles, exhibited great bravery, inspired you, or simply taught you important lessons, they are all deserving of having their story told. We are looking for community members who would be willing to share these stories with us, and allow us to share them with the wider community.
Schedule an appointment to share the story of your favorite family hero in a one-on-one interview. We will be collecting stories during the months of May and June, and then broadcasting these conversations as podcasts throughout the month of July. A podcast is similar to episodic radio shows, found on the Internet for listening whenever desired.
Participants will receive a copy of their interview.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Susan Mayer, Specialty Services Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.