Holiday Closure 2013/2014
We will be closed for Christmas/New Year's starting Wednesday, December 18 and we will reopen on Tuesday, January 7, with two exceptions—we will be open from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on Saturday December 28 and on Saturday, January 4.
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 Center's 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.
Order Films Online
We are no longer be able to accept payment for film orders at the Family History Center. All films must now be ordered and renewed online using a credit card or PayPal. The site to order films is https://www.familysearch.org/films/. If you have questions, this users' guide will probably answer them. If not, feel free to email us for help.