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. 

Check out the latest NSGS postings on Facebook.

 NSGS is a proud FGS member! FGS web site 

Monthly meetings are on the second Saturday of the month. An annual luncheon is held in November and there is no December meeting. 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, Sep 12, 1pm

Online Zoom Meeting hosted by the Glenview Public Library

Registration Required - click GLP Events to Register

Mayflower - 400th Anniversary of Landing at Plymouth Rock 

Presented by: Jenny Warner

In November 1620, 102 souls, Pilgrims & “Strangers”, with the crew of the Mayflower, set out from Holland and Southhampton and landed in the New World after a two-month Atlantic crossing. They arrived not at their intended landing at the mouth of the Hudson River, but in a different and unknown land, Cape Cod. Learn about who these people were, what their journey was like, and how they managed on the voyage to a new life.

If you are new to Zoom, here is a short video to help you get started.

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 May.

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

The NSGS Board is exploring alternatives and methods for online meetings in place of our regular monthly meetings in the interim.  We will communicate with announcements in the future.

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


10 Aug 2020 7:00 PM • NBHS Heritage Center, 1812 Chapel Court, Northbrook
17 Aug 2020 10:00 AM • Presbyterian Home, Evanston
28 Aug 2020 1:00 PM • Virtual
02 Sep 2020 3:00 PM • Northbrook Library - 2nd floor
08 Sep 2020 6:30 PM • Virtual meeting
12 Sep 2020 1:00 PM • Zoom Meeting hosted by the Glenview Public Library
14 Sep 2020 1:00 PM • Google MEET
14 Sep 2020 7:00 PM • NBHS Heritage Center, 1812 Chapel Court, Northbrook
21 Sep 2020 10:00 AM • Presbyterian Home, Evanston
25 Sep 2020 1:00 PM • Virtual
07 Oct 2020 3:00 PM • Northbrook Library - 2nd floor
10 Oct 2020 1:00 PM • online Webinar
12 Oct 2020 1:00 PM • Google MEET
12 Oct 2020 7:00 PM • NBHS Heritage Center, 1812 Chapel Court, Northbrook






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