Genealogy and Local History
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- National Genealogy
- Local Genealogy
- Ethnic and International Genealogy
- Genealogical Societies
- Library Databases
- Other Libraries
- Genealogy Blog
Genealogy Drop-in Help
Listed here are times when a volunteer from the Fox Valley Genealogical Society will be available in the adult services department to help any interested individuals who wish to obtain assistance either to get started on a genealogy project or to complete difficult genealogical research challenges.
Nichols Library Adult Services Department
1st Tuesday each month 6:30-8:30 p.m.
3rd Thursday each month 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Naper Boulevard Library Adult Services Department
2nd Monday each month 9:30-11:30 a.m.
95th Street Library Adult Services Department
3rd Thursday each month 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Genealogy Road Trip Tips
Doreen Marvin of Fox Valley Genealogical Society will provide guidance for anyone thinking about heading off to ancestral lands or investigating regional archives as part of their genealogy research. After the discussion, genealogy hobbyists can share research stories and questions with like-minded enthusiasts. Participants can bring laptops and use the library genealogy databases.
Nichols Library- Community Room
Wednesday, May 4
Please join us for monthly seminars on a variety of genealogy topics, which are listed in our program guide.
Launched in 2007, this online collection contains over 300 fully digitized books and images relating to Naperville and DuPage county history. For more information about this collection, click here.
This map shows historical businesses in downtown Naperville, as listed in Holland's Business Directory from 1886. The text for each entry was taken from the business's ad, or the profession index, if there was no ad. Locations are approximate, based on the location stated in the ad. Click here to see the original directory.
Enjoy more than a dozen films about the history of Naperville from the comfort of your own home!