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== [[Image:Wilmette fhc.jpg|left|600x106px|Wilmette FHC]]About the Center  ==
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===== Location  =====
 
===== Location  =====
  
The Wilmette Illinois Family History Center, 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] Park in the large lot to the west of the building and enter by buzzing in at the door on the right-hand side as you face the building.  
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The Wilmette Illinois Family History Center, is 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]  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  =====
 
===== 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. [http://www.wilmettefhc.org/WilmetteFilms.pdf Wilmette FHC Film/Fiche Holdings List]. (This list was last updated Sep 2011.)  
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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.)  
  
 
===== Book Collection  =====
 
===== Book Collection  =====
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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. 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. [http://www.wilmettefhc.org/Books.pdf Wilmette FHC Book Holdings List]  
 
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. [http://www.wilmettefhc.org/Books.pdf Wilmette FHC Book Holdings List]  
  
===== Computer Resources =====
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===== 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.  
 
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  =====
 
===== Hours  =====
 
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*'''Tuesday:''' 10 am to 3 pm and 6:30 pm to 9 pm
The center is open 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, and Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm. <br>
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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
  
 
===== Holiday Closures  =====
 
===== Holiday Closures  =====
  
During 2011, the Center will be closed on the following days:  
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During 2012, the Center will be closed on the following days:  
  
Sat, April 2<br>Sat, May 28<br>Sat, July 2<br>August: Open Tue and Sat ONLY<br>Sat, Sep 3<br>Sat, October 1<br>November 24-26<br>December 24 - January 2<br>
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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  
  
 
If you have questions about the center, please call (847) 251-9818 during open hours or email il_wilmette@ldsmail.net  
 
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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[[Category:Illinois_Family_History_Centers]]

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