Welcome to G&LH Librarians of NSLS

Interact with colleagues of North Suburban Library System Libraries about genealogy and local history. Share news and information.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Google Group Link

Subscribe to the Google Group of the (formerly NSLS) Genealogy and Local History Librarians Networking Group HERE.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Libertyville (Then and Now)

You are cordially invited to the book signing of Libertyville (Then & Now) by Laura Hickey, Arlene Lane, & Sonia Schoenfield.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 5-8 pm, at Mickey Finn’s Amber Room, 412 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Cash bar, appetizers provided.

If you’re purchasing the book at the event, it will be $25. (Includes book and donation to the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society.) If you’ve already purchased a copy and are bringing it in for autographs,there’s a suggested donation of $5 at the door.

Friday, September 3, 2010

RLA CE Cimmittee

The RLA CE (Continuing Education) Committee is a group of your fellow NSLS librarians working to bring free programs of interest to the North Suburban Library community. We have funding through several grants and are planning on continuing to offer educational programs beginning again in the fall. These programs will be even more important now that NSLS has ceased offering their programs.

In order to keep the lines of communication amongst all of us strong, and in order to have a place to send new librarians who may be interested in networking, we have compiled an RLA Networking list of all the current NSLS groups and the contact person for the group.

We would like to invite you to come to a joint meeting on September 22 at 9:30 a.m. at Prospect Heights Library to brainstorm how to further enhance our communications. The meeting should only last about an hour. Please let us know if you will be able to attend this meeting. If you are unable, please ask one of your fellow group members to attend in your place.

Our agenda for the meeting will include:
-– go around the group
--How have groups adapted to the lack of NSLS support
-– meeting space, logistical support, L2, etc.
--Opportunities for cooperation
--Need/Desire for further meetings?

Finally if you haven't already, we would like to encourage you to sign up for one of the following options to keep updated on what the RLA CE Committee is doing.

Sign-up for our own RLA CE email list. By signing up, you will receive news about upcoming programs. We promise not to share your email with anyone else. Visit http://rlace.info and click on "Subscribe in a reader" or "Subscribe by email" on the upper right-hand sidebar to be notified of new blog posts.

Join us on our Facebook page and receive updates on upcoming programs.

Follow us on Twitter at rla_ce.

And of course if you have suggestions for future programs, please contact us!

Please RSVP.

Jane Malik (co-chair), Oakton Community College, Des PlainesNancy Wagner (co-chair), Wilmette Public Library
Steven Jablonski, Skokie Public Library
Richard Kong, Arlington Heights Memorial LibraryGwyn Stupar, Northbrook Public Library
Alex Todd, Prospect Heights Public Library
Christina Tropea, Des Plaines Public Library

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Barrington Local History Room

This is a view of the meeting room where the July 28 meeting took place at the Barrington Area Public Library District

and here are more views of the Local History Room:

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Civil War Military Records

The North Suburban Genealogical Society invites you to hear Jerry Allen speak on finding your Civil War Ancestor: what military records are available and where to find them.

Jerry Allen is a member of the Northern Illinois Civil War Round Table. He will discuss his experiences at the National Archives and historic battlefields. Both Union and Confederate records will be discussed.

Date: August 14, 2010
Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Northbrook Historical Society 1776 Walter Ave. Northbrook, IL 60062
Subject: Tracing Your Civil War Ancestors by Jerry Allen
Contact: Jim Boyle 847 401 2579 or NSGS at NSGenSoc@gmail.com

Open to anyone interested in genealogical research. Free Admission

Friday, June 11, 2010

Digital Past Collections at IDA

E-News From the ISL reported:

The Digital Past collections of digital images, previously maintained on the North Suburban Library System website, have been successfully migrated to the new Illinois Digital Archives (IDA) server.

The Digital Past collections are currently accessible to the public from the IDA home page through a link in the right column (under the "Collections" heading). At this point we are still migrating IDA collections and integrating them with the Digital Past collections in CONTENTdm version 5.3.1. We know that there are several collections that have problems. We will be working with the collection owners to resolve those problems over the next few months."

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Genealib, The Librarians Serving Genealogists e-mail list, is an outstanding resource for genealogy and local history librarians.