About Our Center
The Wilmette Family History Center is a branch of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It is staffed by volunteers and open to the public free of charge. The Center is located in the church building at 2727 Lake Avenue in Wilmette, at the corner of Lake and Locust. If you park in the lot to the west of the building, the Family History Center entrance is on the right as you face the building.
Patrons visit our center to view films they've ordered from Salt Lake's extensive catalog; to view films that are at the center including a large collection of Chicago and Cook County films; to use our computers to access subscription sites like Ancestry.com and Fold3.com; and to ask our volunteers for help using the Family History Center's resources.
Free Family History Fair, March 22 — Learn More and Register Today!
Other Upcoming Events
Indexing Cook County Death RecordsTuesday, March 11, 7:00 pm -- hands-on indexing party
Enjoy FamilySearch Indexing? Want to learn what it's all about? Come spend a fun, social evening with fellow indexers. We'll work on indexing Cook County Death Certificates covering the years 1959-1994. Refreshments will be provided. Computers will be available with the indexing software, but you're encouraged to bring your own laptop if possible. [Note: if the Cook County project isn't available that night, we'll try another related project.] Please RSVP at www.meetup.com/Wilmette-Genealogy-Family-History-Meetup/events/168415912 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Order Films Online
Did you know? You can order microfilms online, pay the fees with PayPal or a credit card, and have the reels sent to Wilmette (or any other Family History Center) for viewing.
If you already have the film numbers, visit https://www.familysearch.org/films/ to place your order.
If you're not sure of the film numbers, browse the Family History Library catalog first.
If you have questions about ordering, this users' guide will probably answer them. If not, feel free to email us for help.