Ever since the discontinuation of microfilm lending via FamilySearch, our library has been fielding a lot of requests about access for a particular set of online records which are only available to LDS Family History Centers or affiliate libraries. We are pleased to announce that registered FamilySearch users now have access to these highly desired record sets online in our 3rd Floor Local History Room and in our 2nd Floor Public Computer Commons.
To access to affiliate records on FamilySearch, you will need to register for a free FamilySearch account. When you have logged in with your account, search the Catalog section of the website, and you will have access to all the newly uploaded digitized records.
Our Local History Room is a great place to conduct research. Visit our 3rd Floor Reference Desk with a library card or photo ID to sign in. The Local History Room computers offer links to genealogy databases including FamilySearch. Printing is free, however, we ask patrons to keep their printouts to ten per per person. To maximize your research, bring a flash drive and save your work electronically.
If you need any help with your research, FPLD card holders can book up to two hours a month of free genealogy assistance. You can schedule an appointment by calling (630) 685-4201.
Good luck with your research, and may you find the records you’re looking for!
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