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Park Ridge Public Library is a Family History Affiliate Library! Patrons can order microfilm and microfiche directly from the LDS Church and have them sent to the Park Ridge Library for viewing.  We recommended that you call the Reference Department at 847-720-3230 to reserve the microfilm machine.

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Park Ridge Obituaries: Through the Library’s website, you can also look at our local newspaper  Obituaries Index. This index lists the dates and page numbers of obituaries from our local papers. The actual obituaries are available to scan or print from microfilm in the Library. If you have any questions, Ask Us!

darDAR Volunteers: On the third Thursday of each month, SEPTEMBER through MAY, representatives of the 21st Star Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters (DAR) are available to answer genealogy questions from 9:00 a.m. until Noon in the Library's second floor Reference Department.

The DAR (21st Star Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution) has been providing this service at the Library for the past 15 years. As you work your way back, one generation at a time, these ladies of the DAR can help you search for information from many different sources– military records, cemetery records, census data, immigration forms, church records, marriage licenses, death certificates, school records, birth certificates - online and in print.

Please phone the Reference Department (847-720-3230) with questions and to verify that the DAR representatives will be at the Library on a particular Thursday.

Illinois Specific Research

General Genealogy Research

Cemeteries & Locating Graves:

Family Tree Building & Social Networking

Foreign Genealogy research

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