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, Wed, Thur 7pm-9:30pm

Sat 11am-3pm

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE We will be CLOSED November 20-24 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. 

ATTENTION:  Be aware that there is major road construction in front of our building.  Please be careful.  

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE:  Please be aware that they are working on Walkup Road directly in front of our building. . .and sometimes getting into the parking lot is not possible because they have dug out our driveway. IF it is impossible to park in the lot, the FHC will be closed. It is just too dangerous to park across the street and walk over.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events    

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