HOW TO RESEARCH
Our research library is open to residents and non-residents researching their family histories, their vintage home or local community events.
Our collection contains books, documents, pictures, slides, probate records, newspapers, and census records pertaining to our Villages and their earlier residents, businesses and historic sites.
Research Library Hours: Wednesday, 2pm-4pm or by appointment.
The Librarian and Librarian Docents are available for assistance or will do the research for you at a rate of $20.00 per hour. Please call 847-428-6996. Leave your name, phone number and the date you called. We will get back to you to arrange your visit. Or email email@example.com
Area Girl Scout, Grace Bourbon of Troop 1032, recently set up a genealogical work station for visitors. The guide she prepared gives a variety of website information that may be of interest for a researcher to explore more fully. Her hope and ours is for researchers to use the computer in conjunction with our library holdings. Budding genealogists know that records need to be searched in a variety of ways.
Grace, thank you for your hard work on this project! What an amazing contribution!
Our museum displays change each season to give residents the best opportunity to be introduced to different facets of our local heritage in an ongoing manner. One of our permanent exhibits features Allan Pinkerton.
Our library collection contains books, documents, pictures, slides, probate records, newspapers, and census records.
We have source material from local writers: Irma Dupre, Vi Rouley, Fred Holmes, a complete microfilm record of the Dundee Hawkeye newspaper from 1890 to 1916, an extensive collection of Illinois Iron and Bolt ledger books, information and books on Allan Pinkerton, local family genealogies, individual/family files, high school yearbooks dating back to 1914, and much more!
This library has excellent resources and a Local History and House Research Guide.