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=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
  
[[Image:Naperville IL FHC Interior View.jpg|frame|right|400x250px|Naperville IL FHC Interior View.jpg]]
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'''Location and Map:'''
  
'''Location & Map:'''
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:*1320 Ridgeland Rd Naperville, IL 60563
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:*The Center is located just north of the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Naper Blvd, immediately north of the McDonald's.
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:*As you face the building, the Center entrance is on the left hand side of the building and around back.
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:*There are also signs posted at the front doors that will direct you to our entrance. When you reach the Center entrance, ring the door bell and then pull on the door.
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:*[https://www.google.com/maps/place/1320+Ridgeland+Ave,+Naperville,+IL+60563/@41.7986927,-88.1186521,19z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x880e56ee18074377:0xcb4313a1aaa891e1 Location Map]
  
*'''Address:''' 1320 Ridgeland Avenue, Naperville, IL 60563
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'''Phone:''' 630-505-0233  
*The Center is located just north of the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Naper Blvd, immediately north of the McDonald's. As you face the building, the Center entrance is on the left hand side of the building and around back. There are also signs posted at the front doors that will direct you to our entrance. When you reach the Center entrance, ring the door bell and then pull on the door.
 
*To find the Naperville Family History Center on a map, click this link: [http://g.co/maps/xkzdf g.co/maps/xkzdf].
 
*'''Phone:''' 630-505-0233  
 
*'''E-mail:''' [mailto:il_naperville@ldsmail.net il_naperville@ldsmail.net]
 
*'''Center Director:''' Christine Bell, [mailto:marieb98@yahoo.com marieb98@yahoo.com]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/Napervillefamilyhistorycenter N]aperville Family History Center Facebook Page
 
  
'''Open Hours:'''  
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'''E-mail:''' [mailto:il_naperville@ldsmail.net il_naperville@ldsmail.net]
  
*Tuesday and Thursdays: Noon to 9 pm
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'''Center Director:''' 
*Wednesdays: 9 am to 9 pm
 
*Fridays: 10 am to 4 pm
 
*Saturdays: 9 am to 1 pm
 
  
'''Closings:'''<br>
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:*[https://www.facebook.com/Napervillefamilyhistorycenter Naperville Family History Center Facebook Page]&nbsp; this a public page.&nbsp; You do not need a Facebook account to view it.
  
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'''Open Hours:'''
  
'''December 15-January 1, 2014 for Christmas/New Year's hoilday'''  
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:*'''Tuesday'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 12pm - 6 pm
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:*'''Wednesday'''&nbsp; 9 am - 9 pm
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:*'''Thursday'''&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;12pm - 6 pm
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:*'''Friday'''&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 10 am -&nbsp; 4 pm
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:*'''Saturday'''&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;9 am - 1 pm
  
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During times of winter weather conditions, please call to insure we are open.&nbsp; The answering machine message will be updated with weather related closing information<br>  
  
=== Calendar and Events ===
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'''Closed for 2016 Semi-Annual General Conferences:''' Saturday, April 2 & Saturday, October 1
  
== Upcoming Events: ==
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'''2016 Holiday Closings''':  
  
==== Upcoming Classes:  ====
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'''Thanksgiving''' - Wednesday, November 23; Thursday, November 24.
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The center will be open regular hours on Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26.
  
The next '''Tools for Finding Your Ancestors '''will be held on a Saturday in April 2014. This conference will include live presentations with recorded presentations from Roots Tech 2014 As more conference details become available they will be posted at: [https://sites.google.com/site/napervillefamilyhistorycenter/home https://sites.google.com/site/napervillefamilyhistorycenter/home]<br>
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'''Christmas''' - Saturday, December 24 through Monday, January 2.
  
=== Center Resources  ===
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== Center Resources  ==
  
 
==== Collections  ====
 
==== Collections  ====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] This center has the ability to recieve any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.  
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*[https://familysearch.org/catalog/search Catalog]This center has the ability to recieve any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.  
*The extended microfilm collection includes all the Chicago Catholic Church records and other Cook County Illinois records,
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**The extended microfilm collection includes all the Chicago Catholic Church records and other Cook County Illinois records.
*Files describing the Short-term films and Extended Loan Films and Microfiche can be found on the[https://sites.google.com/site/napervillefamilyhistorycenter/films Films &amp; Fiche at the Naperville Family History Center]&nbsp;website  
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**Files describing the Short-term films and Extended Loan Films and Microfiche can be found on the [https://sites.google.com/site/napervillefamilyhistorycenter/films Films &amp; Fiche at the Naperville Family History Center]&nbsp;website  
*'''[[FHC Portal]]''' This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. These websites include:  
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**[[FHC Portal]] This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. These websites include:<br>
*'''Access//Newspaper Archive''' - World's largest online newspaper archive, Features billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U. S. and the world.; Full page and fully searchable  
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**'''Access//Newspaper Archive''' - World's largest online newspaper archive, Features billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U. S. and the world. Full page and fully searchable  
*'''Alexander Street Press''' – American Civil War – Research database, letters, diaries, photos and posters, 60 collections of audio tracks, videos, images, and playlists in humanities, Literature, Music, Women's History, Black History, Psychological Counseling and Thereapy, Sosial and Cultural History, Drama, Theatre, Film and performing Arts, Religion, Sociology  
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**'''Alexander Street Press''' – American Civil War – Research database, letters, diaries, photos and posters, 60 collections of audio tracks, videos, images, and playlists in humanities, Literature, Music, Women's History, Black History, Psychological Counseling and Therapy, Social and Cultural History, Drama, Theater, Film and performing Arts, Religion, Sociology  
*'''Ancestry Family History Library Edition '''– U. S. federal and state census records, vital records, passenger lists, Canadian census, church, and vital records, UK census records, birth, marriage and death indexes, and other international records.  
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**'''Ancestry Family History Library Edition''' – U. S. federal and state census records, vital records, passenger lists, Canadian census, church, and vital records, UK census records, birth, marriage and death indexes, and other international records.  
*'''Find My Past''' – Create family trees, BMD indexes for England and Wales, parish registers, death duty registers, passport applications, passenger lists leaving UK, 1841 through 1911 censuses, and military records.  
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**'''Find My Past Institution edition''': BMD indexes for England and Wales, parish registers, death duty registers, passport applications, passenger lists leaving UK, 1841 through 1911 censuses, and military records.  
*'''19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archives''' – This database provides images from 49 national and regional English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish newspapers from 1800 to 1900.  
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**'''19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archives''' – This database provides images from 49 national and regional English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish newspapers from 1800 to 1900.  
*'''ArkivDigital Online '''- Swedish Church Records and much more
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**'''Fold 3''' (previous known as Footnote) – Resources cover colonial to mid-1900s US records. Includes some census records, vital records, photos, city directories, newspapers, town records, naturalizations, Revolutionary War records and Civil war and later military indexes, World War II<br>"Old man's Draft" Cards, War of 1812 Pension Files, Mexican War Service Records, World War I Officer Experience Reports, Confederate Casualty Reports.  
*'''The Genealogist''' UK information which includes parish register transcripts, census transcripts and images, landowner records, directories, BMDs for England and Wales, military records, electoral rolls, will indexes, and school registers
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**'''Paper Trai'''l – Index to Mormon and Oregon Trail Diaries  
*'''Godfrey Memorial Library''' – Early American and 19th century U.S. newspaper and unique resources (this content is comprised of Godfrey’s own unique digitized in-house content), donated genealogical books, research materials and projects, Civil war research database, letters and diaries.
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**'''World Vital Records''' – Worldwide records including immigration, some U.S., Canadian and U.K. censuses, vital records, parish and land records, family histories, directories, court probate records, digitized books and newspapers, Irish wills and censuses, German Hungarian land census, Scottish death records, England and Wales BMD.  
*'''Fold 3''' (as of August 18, 2011) Previous known as Footnote – Resources cover colonial to mid-1900s US records. Includes some census records, vital records, photos, city directories, newspapers, town records, naturalizations, Revolutionary War records and Civil war and later military indexes, World War&nbsp;!!"Old man's Draft"Cards, War of 1812 Pension Files, Mexican War Service Records, World War&nbsp;! Officer Experience Reports, Confederate Casualty Reports.  
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**'''ArkivDigital Online'''<br>ArkivDigital is the largest private provider of Swedish Church Records and other historical records online! All images are newly photographed color images of the original documents.
*'''Heritage Quest Online''' – Census records (indexed by heads of household, but not years are indexed), digitized searchable books, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), selected records from the Revolutionary War pension and bounty land warrant application files, Freedman’s Bank Records, and U. S. Serial Set.
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**'''Legacy Stories'''<br>Put the leaves on your family tree by giving voice to your ancestors. LegacyStories.Org is a social network for all things heritage. Provides a secure platform to upload stories and photos and add recorded narration. The resulting pictures, stories, and narration can be linked as source records on FamilySearch Family Tree.
*'''Historical Map Works Library Edition '''– Over 800,000 property maps covering the U.S. from late 1700’s to the present, over 100,000 antique maps covering the world from 15th to 19th centuries, and city directories, atlases, business ads, bird’s eye views.
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**'''Create your Who Do You Think You Are? Story''', for free<br>Brought to you by Find My Past<br>Create your own unique Who Do You Think You Are? Experience. Discover what shaped the lives of your family and watch your story unfold.
*'''Paper Trail''' – Index to Mormon and Oregon Trail Diaries  
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**'''Historic Map Works Library Edition'''<br>Historic Map Works™ Library Edition is one of the most extensive digital map collections available, with over 470,000 high-resolution, full color historic and antique maps. The core of the collection consists of cadastral (property and land ownership) maps illustrating the geographic and development history of the United States and also includes illustrations, city directories, and more. This unique content allows genealogists, historians, and academic researchers to track the "residential genealogy" of families and locations.
*'''World Vital Records''' – Worldwide records including immigration, some U.S., Canadian and U.K. censuses, vital records, parish and land records, family histories, directories, court probate records, digitized books and newspapers, Irish wills and censuses, German Hungarian land census, Scottish death records, England and Wales BMD.
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**'''MyHeritage Library Edition''' features over 5 billion primary historical records from the United States, Europe, and other regions, with coverage starting from the 16th century. Often accompanied by true document images, these records illuminate historical realities across a wide variety of regions.
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**'''Puzzilla.org Premium services''' For use with Family Search.org Family Tree Descendants Viewer lets you see hundreds of descendant of your ancestors from an aerial view using compact symbols to reveal patterns of incomplete research. You can pick up where prior research left off. Click on a pedigree ancestor and Puzzilla will show you their descendants, revealing holes where research might uncover spouses, children, and generations of relatives waiting for you to find them.
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**'''ProQuest Obituary Listings''' is a premier resource for genealogical and historical research. You can use the collection to search obituaries and death notices from prominent newspapers, such as The New York Times (dating back to 1851).<br>
  
 
==== '''Hardware and Equipment'''  ====
 
==== '''Hardware and Equipment'''  ====
  
*6 computers with printers  
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*7 computers with printers  
 
*9 Microfilm readers including 2 with high magnification lenses  
 
*9 Microfilm readers including 2 with high magnification lenses  
 
*2 microfiche readers  
 
*2 microfiche readers  
 
*Microfilm/microfiche copier that can print a hard copy or save a digital image to your portal drive
 
*Microfilm/microfiche copier that can print a hard copy or save a digital image to your portal drive
  
=== Center Services  ===
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== Center Services  ==
  
 
==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
 
==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
  
Wednesday mornings 9 to noon: Irish research Ask for Pat or Christine
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Wednesdays Noon to 3 pm&nbsp; Ask for Judy for help with Prussian research <br>
  
Wednesday late afternoon and evenings: Property records, probate records, court archives, cemeteries in Cook County Cook County Pennsylvania; Sweden; Germany; Croatia, early farming communities in Cook and Will counties Ask for Linda
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1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings: Uschi is fluent in German
  
1st and 3rd Thursday afternoons Noon to 3 pm; Ask for Ola for help with Polish records, fluent in Polish and Russian, some Latin Ask for Abby for Canadian research or help reading French records
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1st and 3rd Thursday afternoons Noon to 3 pm; Ask for Ola for help with Polish records, fluent in Polish and Russian, some Latin&nbsp;
  
 
2nd and 4th Thursday afternoons Noon to 3 pm: Ask for Pat for help with Irish and Danish research. Ask for Dave for help with Midwestern States, Tenn., New England and Civil War records. He has genealogical working knowledge of French, German, Spanish, Old German script  
 
2nd and 4th Thursday afternoons Noon to 3 pm: Ask for Pat for help with Irish and Danish research. Ask for Dave for help with Midwestern States, Tenn., New England and Civil War records. He has genealogical working knowledge of French, German, Spanish, Old German script  
  
Thursday afternoons 3 to 6 pm: Poland, Germany, New England, Midwest; Chicago Roman Catholic church records; passenger list records; can translate Polish, Russian, Latin; Ask for Jerry  
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Thursday afternoons 3 to 6 pm: Poland, Germany, New England, Midwest; Chicago Roman Catholic church records; passenger list records; can translate Polish, Russian, Latin; Ask for Jerry&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>
  
 
Friday mornings 10 am to 1 pm: West Prussia, Norway, Chicago Ask for Janet  
 
Friday mornings 10 am to 1 pm: West Prussia, Norway, Chicago Ask for Janet  
  
Friday afternoons 1 to 4 pm: Migration within the the US, Civil War records, Ask for Jan<br> <br>  
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Friday afternoons 1 to 4 pm: Migration within the the US, Civil War records, Ask for Jan<br> <br>
  
 
=== Links  ===
 
=== Links  ===
  
Dupage County (IL) Genealogical Society [http://www.dcgs.org/ www.dcgs.org/]  
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Dupage County (IL) Genealogical Society [http://www.dcgs.org/ Link]  
  
Fox Valley Genealogical Society: [http://www.ilfvgs.org/ www.ilfvgs.org/]  
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Fox Valley Genealogical Society: [http://www.ilfvgs.org/ Link]  
  
Wheaton, IL Public Library Genealogy and Local History: [http://www.wheatonlibrary.org/refdb/dbgeneal.html www.wheatonlibrary.org/refdb/dbgeneal.html]  
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Wheaton, IL Public Library Genealogy and Local History: [http://www.wheatonlibrary.org/browse/genealogy Link]  
  
 
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'''Family Search Affiliate Libraries'''<br>  
 
'''Family Search Affiliate Libraries'''<br>  
  
Plainfield Public Library: http://www.plainfieldpubliclibrary.org/  
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Plainfield Public Library: [http://www.plainfieldpubliclibrary.org/ Link]
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Indian Prairie Library:[http://ippl.info/ Link]
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Fountaindale Public Library [http://www.fountaindale.org/ Link]<br>
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LaGrange Park Public Library [http://www.lplibrary.org/ Link]<br>
  
Indian Prairie Library: http://www.indianprairie.lib.il.us/  
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Batavia Public Library [http://www.bataviapubliclibrary.org/ link]
  
=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
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== Volunteer at the Center  ==
  
Additional volunteers are always needed and welcome. The first and foremost quality you will need to volunteer at the Naperville Family History Center is a desire to help other people to research their family history. You do not need any particualr expertise in doing family history research; serving at the Family History Center is a great way to learn how. You also do not need to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christi of Latter-day Saints. Volunteers typically serve a 3 hour shift at least twice a month. If you would like more information about becoming one of our volunteers, contact Center Director Christine Bell at [mailto:marieb98@yahoo.com marieb98@yahoo.com]
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Additional volunteers are always needed and welcome. The first and foremost quality you will need to volunteer at the Naperville Family History Center is a desire to help other people to research their family history. You do not need any particualr expertise in doing family history research; serving at the Family History Center is a great way to learn how. You also do not need to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Volunteers typically serve a 3 hour shift at least twice a month. If you would like more information about becoming one of our volunteers, contact Center Director.  
  
[[Category:Illinois_Family_History_Centers]]
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Latest revision as of 19:44, 9 May 2016

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.
Naperville Illinois Stake Center.JPG

Center Contacts and Hours

Location and Map:

  • 1320 Ridgeland Rd Naperville, IL 60563
  • The Center is located just north of the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Naper Blvd, immediately north of the McDonald's.
  • As you face the building, the Center entrance is on the left hand side of the building and around back.
  • There are also signs posted at the front doors that will direct you to our entrance. When you reach the Center entrance, ring the door bell and then pull on the door.
  • Location Map

Phone: 630-505-0233

E-mail: il_naperville@ldsmail.net

Center Director: 

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday    12pm - 6 pm
  • Wednesday  9 am - 9 pm
  • Thursday     12pm - 6 pm
  • Friday        10 am -  4 pm
  • Saturday     9 am - 1 pm

During times of winter weather conditions, please call to insure we are open.  The answering machine message will be updated with weather related closing information

Closed for 2016 Semi-Annual General Conferences: Saturday, April 2 & Saturday, October 1

2016 Holiday Closings:

Thanksgiving - Wednesday, November 23; Thursday, November 24. The center will be open regular hours on Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26.

Christmas - Saturday, December 24 through Monday, January 2.

Center Resources

Collections

  • CatalogThis center has the ability to recieve any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
    • The extended microfilm collection includes all the Chicago Catholic Church records and other Cook County Illinois records.
    • Files describing the Short-term films and Extended Loan Films and Microfiche can be found on the Films & Fiche at the Naperville Family History Center website
    • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. These websites include:
    • Access//Newspaper Archive - World's largest online newspaper archive, Features billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U. S. and the world. Full page and fully searchable
    • Alexander Street Press – American Civil War – Research database, letters, diaries, photos and posters, 60 collections of audio tracks, videos, images, and playlists in humanities, Literature, Music, Women's History, Black History, Psychological Counseling and Therapy, Social and Cultural History, Drama, Theater, Film and performing Arts, Religion, Sociology
    • Ancestry Family History Library Edition – U. S. federal and state census records, vital records, passenger lists, Canadian census, church, and vital records, UK census records, birth, marriage and death indexes, and other international records.
    • Find My Past Institution edition: BMD indexes for England and Wales, parish registers, death duty registers, passport applications, passenger lists leaving UK, 1841 through 1911 censuses, and military records.
    • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archives – This database provides images from 49 national and regional English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish newspapers from 1800 to 1900.
    • Fold 3 (previous known as Footnote) – Resources cover colonial to mid-1900s US records. Includes some census records, vital records, photos, city directories, newspapers, town records, naturalizations, Revolutionary War records and Civil war and later military indexes, World War II
      "Old man's Draft" Cards, War of 1812 Pension Files, Mexican War Service Records, World War I Officer Experience Reports, Confederate Casualty Reports.
    • Paper Trail – Index to Mormon and Oregon Trail Diaries
    • World Vital Records – Worldwide records including immigration, some U.S., Canadian and U.K. censuses, vital records, parish and land records, family histories, directories, court probate records, digitized books and newspapers, Irish wills and censuses, German Hungarian land census, Scottish death records, England and Wales BMD.
    • ArkivDigital Online
      ArkivDigital is the largest private provider of Swedish Church Records and other historical records online! All images are newly photographed color images of the original documents.
    • Legacy Stories
      Put the leaves on your family tree by giving voice to your ancestors. LegacyStories.Org is a social network for all things heritage. Provides a secure platform to upload stories and photos and add recorded narration. The resulting pictures, stories, and narration can be linked as source records on FamilySearch Family Tree.
    • Create your Who Do You Think You Are? Story, for free
      Brought to you by Find My Past
      Create your own unique Who Do You Think You Are? Experience. Discover what shaped the lives of your family and watch your story unfold.
    • Historic Map Works Library Edition
      Historic Map Works™ Library Edition is one of the most extensive digital map collections available, with over 470,000 high-resolution, full color historic and antique maps. The core of the collection consists of cadastral (property and land ownership) maps illustrating the geographic and development history of the United States and also includes illustrations, city directories, and more. This unique content allows genealogists, historians, and academic researchers to track the "residential genealogy" of families and locations.
    • MyHeritage Library Edition features over 5 billion primary historical records from the United States, Europe, and other regions, with coverage starting from the 16th century. Often accompanied by true document images, these records illuminate historical realities across a wide variety of regions.
    • Puzzilla.org Premium services For use with Family Search.org Family Tree Descendants Viewer lets you see hundreds of descendant of your ancestors from an aerial view using compact symbols to reveal patterns of incomplete research. You can pick up where prior research left off. Click on a pedigree ancestor and Puzzilla will show you their descendants, revealing holes where research might uncover spouses, children, and generations of relatives waiting for you to find them.
    • ProQuest Obituary Listings is a premier resource for genealogical and historical research. You can use the collection to search obituaries and death notices from prominent newspapers, such as The New York Times (dating back to 1851).

Hardware and Equipment

  • 7 computers with printers
  • 9 Microfilm readers including 2 with high magnification lenses
  • 2 microfiche readers
  • Microfilm/microfiche copier that can print a hard copy or save a digital image to your portal drive

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

Wednesdays Noon to 3 pm  Ask for Judy for help with Prussian research

1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings: Uschi is fluent in German

1st and 3rd Thursday afternoons Noon to 3 pm; Ask for Ola for help with Polish records, fluent in Polish and Russian, some Latin 

2nd and 4th Thursday afternoons Noon to 3 pm: Ask for Pat for help with Irish and Danish research. Ask for Dave for help with Midwestern States, Tenn., New England and Civil War records. He has genealogical working knowledge of French, German, Spanish, Old German script

Thursday afternoons 3 to 6 pm: Poland, Germany, New England, Midwest; Chicago Roman Catholic church records; passenger list records; can translate Polish, Russian, Latin; Ask for Jerry  

Friday mornings 10 am to 1 pm: West Prussia, Norway, Chicago Ask for Janet

Friday afternoons 1 to 4 pm: Migration within the the US, Civil War records, Ask for Jan

Links

Dupage County (IL) Genealogical Society Link

Fox Valley Genealogical Society: Link

Wheaton, IL Public Library Genealogy and Local History: Link


Family Search Affiliate Libraries

Plainfield Public Library: Link

Indian Prairie Library:Link

Fountaindale Public Library Link

LaGrange Park Public Library Link

Batavia Public Library link

Volunteer at the Center

Additional volunteers are always needed and welcome. The first and foremost quality you will need to volunteer at the Naperville Family History Center is a desire to help other people to research their family history. You do not need any particualr expertise in doing family history research; serving at the Family History Center is a great way to learn how. You also do not need to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Volunteers typically serve a 3 hour shift at least twice a month. If you would like more information about becoming one of our volunteers, contact Center Director.