Crystal Lake Illinois Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

480 North Walkup Ave.
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

Please come and see our new FHC location (enter using the NE door facing Walkup Rd.) Ring buzzer.

Location on Map

Phone: 1–815–459–7475


Open Hours: Tues 10am-4pm; Wed&Fri 10am-1pm; Tues-Thur 7pm-9:30pm; Sat 11am-3pm

ATTENTION:  Be aware that there is major road construction in front of our building.  On July 15th, only the south entrance to the parking lot was open.  It is necessary to drive around to the north side of the parking lot and enter the building at the NE door. 

Holiday Schedule:  Major Holidays & Holiday Weekends

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events    

See class schedule below:

Class Schedule  -  All classes are FREE

If you are interested in attending a class, please email us at

Space is limited.  If a class fills, we'll contact you and put your name on a waiting list.

Staff Training Meetings     

Center Resources


Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal:   (Premium websites you can use for FREE at an FHC only
  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Access
  • Alexander Street Press – The American Civil War
  • (The Library Edition)
  • ArkivDigital
  • Find My Past
  • Fold3 (the old
  • The Genealogist
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Paper Trail

Hardware and Equipment

  • 6 networked computer workstations with printer access
  • 5 microfilm readers
  • 1 microfilm reader/printer
  • 1 microfiche reader
  • Paper copier
  • Flatbed scanner

Center Services
Staff Research Specialties
Resources in the Local Area
Volunteer at the Center