The North Suburban Genealogical Society
Preserving the Past
Future Generations



Our goals are to promote an interest in genealogy, to instruct our members in careful, documented research and to publish genealogical and historical information in a newsletter six times a year.  Non-members are welcome to attend our meetings.

For questions about our group, please contact: NSGS@nsgsil.org

See below for meeting schedule and topics. 

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Monthly meetings are on the second Saturday of the month. This year there will be no luncheon in November but there will be November and December meetings. Meeting locations change so please be sure to note where the meeting is held.

Scroll down for addresses and maps for each location.

Next Meeting:

Saturday, Dec 11, 1pm


Explore U.S. Church Records: Find Family

Speaker: Jacqui Schattner 

Church records provide surprising information, not just baptisms, marriages and deaths. 

You will learn how to identify your ancestor’s place of worship, access surviving records and solve research problems such as maiden names and overseas birthplaces. Come find out what new and exciting information you may find in church records!

This program is co-sponsored with the Wilmette Public Library.

Registration is REQUIRED for the Wilmette Library event.

Click HERE to register.

The Zoom Link will be sent 2 hours prior to the meeting.

Additional ONLINE Webinars

Due to the library closures, our meetings and those of many other societies are going online.

Here are some free online Genealogy webinars offered by other genealogy societies that may be of interest to our members. Check their websites for schedule and enrollment.

Family Tree Webinars - Various offerings

Click to Register

Our own NSGS Writers and DNA Explorers groups have Zoom Meetings scheduled for 2021.

Check the event list on the right panel for more information.

All are welcome. Members can automatically receive notices by modifying the "group participation" setting in their profile. Otherwise, if you would like to join the meeting, contact the following:

Afternoon Writers Group: Programs@NSGSIL.org

Evening Writers Group: Treasurer@NSGSIL.org

DNA Explorers: Webmaster@NSGSIL.org

For a complete listing of all the monthly meetings, please click on the  EVENT CALENDAR located in the left column above.

To see all dates for the small groups click on the SHOW DETAILS link under the group you are interested in attending

Meeting locations

Glenview Public Library

1930 Glenview Road,  Glenview, Illinois

   Map to the Glenview Library

Northbrook History Museum

1776 Walters  Ave., Northbrook, Illinois.

Take ramp on park side of building to lower level.

Map to the Northbrook History Museum

Northbrook Public Library

1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, Illinois.

Map to the Northbrook Library


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue

Wilmette, Illinois

Meeting room is in lower level. 

Map to Wilmette Library

Most meeting handouts are available 
                  on the Meeting Handouts page.


Click on the Membership link in the left column. You can enroll online or print the form send it with your check to the address on the form (or bring to the next meeting)

In addition to sharing fellowship with like-minded genealogists at the monthly meetings, members receive an informative newsletter six time a year. An additional benefit of membership is the opportunity to participate in one of our three Writers Groups and our DNA Discovery Group. The groups meet monthly. Refer to the event list to the right for times and locations.

We are pleased to partner with both the Glenview and Northbrook libraries to help you solve a problem or get started with your genealogy research.  Volunteers are available:

See Glenview Library Calendar for weekly Genealogy Room Hours.

Northbrook Library has Drop-in Genealogy 3-5pm on the first Wednesday of the month. See Northbrook Library Calendar

Or contact the libraries for specific hours.

Of course you are welcome to attend one of our monthly meetings and meet others willing to share their expertise.

Upcoming events


11 Dec 2021 1:00 PM • Zoom hosted by Wilmette Public Library
04 Jan 2022 6:30 PM • Virtual meeting
08 Jan 2022 1:00 PM • Zoom hosted by Glenview Public Library
10 Jan 2022 1:00 PM • Glenview Public Library
10 Jan 2022 7:00 PM • Virtual meeting
17 Jan 2022 10:00 AM • Presbyterian Home, Westminster Place, 3200 Grant St, Evanston
28 Jan 2022 1:00 PM • Virtual
12 Feb 2022 1:00 PM • Zoom hosted by Glenview Public Library
14 Feb 2022 1:00 PM • Glenview Public Library
14 Feb 2022 7:00 PM • Virtual meeting
21 Feb 2022 10:00 AM • Presbyterian Home, Westminster Place, 3200 Grant St, Evanston
08 Mar 2022 6:30 PM • Virtual meeting
14 Mar 2022 1:00 PM • Glenview Public Library
14 Mar 2022 7:00 PM • Virtual meeting






The North Suburban Genealogical Society,   P.O. Box 3032,   Glenview IL  60025            Email: NSGS@nsgsil.org
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