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.

March 2, April 6, May 4

Join others interested in genealogy for a session of sharing tips and learning about new research tools. Held in Meeting Room 2.



Wednesday, March 8, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

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


Read the Tabloids: German Church Records

Thursday, April 13, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Genealogical German church records are a key resource and sometimes read like modern tabloids. Learn to decipher and understand the notations on these records, and to use them to their fullest.



Monday, May 22, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Learn about the website and how to use it to search for records, build a family tree, order microfilms, and more.


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.