Genealogy Programs

Interested in learning about your family history? Sign up for one of our genealogy programs.

treeSign up: call 847-358-5881 x167 or sign up online


Schedule a one-on-one session with one of our genealogy experts.

Contact Art Krull, x193 or akrull [at] palatinelibrary [dot] org (subject: Book-a-Genealogist)

Palatine Library Genealogy Group

Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

December 1, January 5, February 2

Join others interested in genealogy for a session of sharing tips and learning about new research tools.

Quhat’s in a Nayme?

Tuesday, January 17 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This program looks at the history of names, various naming patterns and research strategies for locating the “right” spelling of a name in various types of records.

Genealogy 101

Monday, January 30 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

A beginner’s look at how to use census, birth, marriage and death records, and more to start your family research.

Finding Your Roots Online

Monday, February 27 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

An introduction to the online resources for genealogical research available at the Library.


Discover MyHeritage Library Edition

All you need is your Palatine Library card to uncover your family history from the comfort of your own home. MyHeritage Library Edition searches more than five billion historical records from all around the world, including birth, death, marriage, immigration, military, gravestone photos, and more.