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[[Image:Wilmette fhc.jpg|left|600x106px|Wilmette FHC]]
  
=== Center Contacts and Hours ===
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===== Location =====
  
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The Wilmette Illinois Family History Center, is&nbsp;located just north of Chicago at 2727 Lake Avenue in Wilmette, Illinois. [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2727+Lake+Avenue+in+Wilmette,+Illinois&hl=en&ll=42.079305,-87.742395&spn=0.022743,0.045447&sll=33.221493,-97.584558&sspn=0.012817,0.022724&vpsrc=6&z=15 Location on Map]&nbsp; There are three doors into the building from the large (free) parking lot.&nbsp;&nbsp;Push the&nbsp;buzzer at the 3rd door (furthest&nbsp;from Lake Ave) for access to the FHC during opening hours.
  
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===== Film Collection  =====
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The Center houses a large indefinite loan microfilm collection that includes many Chicago resources including vital records, city directories, and Catholic parish records. The collection is also strong in German, Swedish, and Polish records. [http://wilmettefhc.org/filmlist.html Wilmette FHC Film/Fiche Holdings List]. (This list was last updated Jan 2012.)
  
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The Center also has a collection of genealogy-related reference books and research guides that support the research interests of local patrons.&nbsp;Some of the frequently-used volumes&nbsp;include ''A History of the parishes of the Archdiocese of Chicago'',''Germans to America and the Hamburg passenger lists:&nbsp;coordinated schedules'',''and A Translation guide to 19th-century Polish-language civil-registration documents. ''Books are shelved by the Dewey numbers found in the Family History Library Catalog. [http://www.wilmettefhc.org/Books.pdf Wilmette FHC Book Holdings List]
  
'''Holiday Schedule:'''
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===== Computer Resources  =====
  
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The Center has five computers for patron use and the Family History Center Portal offers free access to Premium sites including Ancestry.com, Fold3.com, and FindMyPast.com.
  
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===== Hours  =====
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*'''Tuesday:''' 10 am to 3 pm and 6:30 pm to 9 pm
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*'''Wednesday:''' 6:30 pm to 9 pm
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*'''Thursday;''' 10 am to 3 pm
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*'''Saturday:''' 9 am - 1 pm
  
=== Calendar and Events ===
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===== Holiday Closures =====
  
==== Upcoming Events  ====
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During 2012, the Center will be closed on the following days:
  
==== Class Schedule  ====
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Sat, Mar 31 (Churchwide Conference) <br>Sat, May 26 <br>Tue, Jul 3 - Thu, Jul 5 <br>During August we are ONLY open Tues, 10-1 and Sat, 10-1 <br>Sat, Sep 1 <br>Sat, Oct 6 (Churchwide Conference) <br>Wed, Nov 21 - Mon, Nov 26 <br>Wed, Dec 19 - Wed, Jan 2
  
==== Staff Training Meetings  ====
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If you have questions about the center, please call (847) 251-9818 during open hours or email il_wilmette@ldsmail.net
  
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=== Center Resources  ===
 
 
 
==== Collections  ====
 
 
 
:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
 
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==== Databases and Software  ====
 
 
 
:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''FHC Portal:'''] This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. ''(Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)''
 
 
 
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Revision as of 17:38, 1 November 2012

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


Wilmette FHC
Location

The Wilmette Illinois Family History Center, is located just north of Chicago at 2727 Lake Avenue in Wilmette, Illinois. Location on Map  There are three doors into the building from the large (free) parking lot.  Push the buzzer at the 3rd door (furthest from Lake Ave) for access to the FHC during opening hours.

Film Collection

The Center houses a large indefinite loan microfilm collection that includes many Chicago resources including vital records, city directories, and Catholic parish records. The collection is also strong in German, Swedish, and Polish records. Wilmette FHC Film/Fiche Holdings List. (This list was last updated Jan 2012.)

Book Collection

The Center also has a collection of genealogy-related reference books and research guides that support the research interests of local patrons. Some of the frequently-used volumes include A History of the parishes of the Archdiocese of Chicago,Germans to America and the Hamburg passenger lists: coordinated schedules,and A Translation guide to 19th-century Polish-language civil-registration documents. Books are shelved by the Dewey numbers found in the Family History Library Catalog. Wilmette FHC Book Holdings List

Computer Resources

The Center has five computers for patron use and the Family History Center Portal offers free access to Premium sites including Ancestry.com, Fold3.com, and FindMyPast.com.

Hours
  • Tuesday: 10 am to 3 pm and 6:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Wednesday: 6:30 pm to 9 pm
  • Thursday; 10 am to 3 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm
Holiday Closures

During 2012, the Center will be closed on the following days:

Sat, Mar 31 (Churchwide Conference)
Sat, May 26
Tue, Jul 3 - Thu, Jul 5
During August we are ONLY open Tues, 10-1 and Sat, 10-1
Sat, Sep 1
Sat, Oct 6 (Churchwide Conference)
Wed, Nov 21 - Mon, Nov 26
Wed, Dec 19 - Wed, Jan 2

If you have questions about the center, please call (847) 251-9818 during open hours or email il_wilmette@ldsmail.net