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The Buffalo Grove Illinois Family History Center primarily serves Northern Cook County, Illinois, and Lake County, Illinois, but all visitors are welcome to use the Center.


Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  • 3075 N Buffalo Grove Rd  Buffalo Grove IL 60089  United States
  • Be aware that there are two locations that come up for this address.  The one that usually comes up first is in Wheeling. We are the second entry.  If the directions send you south of Dundee Road, you are going the wrong way.  We are located north of Route 22 and south of Route 45, on North Buffalo Grove Road, just east of the railroad tracks.
  • Location Map

Phone:1 847-913-5387

E-mail: IL_BuffaloGrove@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Wednesday 10am - 2pm  6:30pm - 9pm
  • Saturday   10am - 2pm

2016 Holiday Schedule:

  • Closed Apr 2 (Sat) - Spring General Conference
  • Closed Oct 1, (Sat)  - Fall General Conference
  • Closed Oct 12 (Wed) - Building used for Yom Kippur
  • Closed Nov 23 & 26 (Wed and Sat) for Thanksgiving
  • Closed Dec 12 through Jan 3, 2017 for Christmas and New Year's break.
                    We reopen Jan 4, 2017 (Wed)

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
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Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has free access to premium family history websites (listed below) that generally charge for subscriptions:
  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Alexander Street Press
  • The American Civil War:
    Research Database |Letters and Diaries |Images, Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera Social and Cultural History
    Women and Social Movements in the United States
  • Ancestry.com - Institution version.
  • Create your Who Do You Think You Are? Story, for free
  • Findmypast - Institution version.
  • Fold3.com
  • Historic Map Works - Library Edition
  • Kinpoint
  • MyHeritage - Library Edition
  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Paper Trail
  • ProQuest Obituary Listings
  • Puzzilla.org - Premium Services
  • World Vital Records - All content has been added to MyHeritage.com (who purchased WVR).
  • ArkivDigital Online
  • LegacyStories
  • Ancestral Quest 14
  • Charting Companion for Family Search
  • Generation Maps Consultation Software
  • Get My Ancestors (allows download of ancestors on Family Search)
  • Family Insight
  • MagiKey Family Tree
  • Map My Family Tree
  • Open Office v. 3.4.1
  • Ordinance Tracker
  • PAF 5.2
  • PAF Companion
  • RootsMagic 6

Hardware and Equipment

  • Laser printer
  • Laser printer/scanner/copier
  • Scanner
  • Micofilm/microfiche reader/scanner/printer
  • 5 microfilm readers
  • Microfiche reader
  • 5 patron computers

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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