Online Research: Genealogy

The Bensenville Community Public Library subscribes to a variety of online research products and databases that offer up-to-date, reliable information on a wide range of topics, including: genealogy, business, history, homework help, auto repairs, and more.

All of our searchable resources are available for use in the library or from home. Hover over the images below to see a description about each database. You may also narrow or filter your search by clicking on our list of research subjects.

• For some resources, you may be asked to enter the 14-digit barcode (starting with 21437…) on the back of your Bensenville Community Public Library card, along with your PIN number. Need help? Please call us at (630) 766-4642.

More Resources:

AfriGeneas: African Ancestor Genealogy – System of genealogy resources for researching African related ancestry.

Ancestry.com – Online resource for tracing family history; more than 500 million names contained in the collection of online genealogical databases.

Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet – Largest index of links to genealogy resources on the internet.

DuPageCounty Genealogical Society – An incorporated, 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1974. Provides education for genealogists, and assists in preserving and making available local records of genealogical interest.

Family Search Internet Genealogy Service – Extensive site from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy – The primary internet source for researchers of Jewish genealogy; its components include the JewishGen Discussion Group and the JewishGen Family Finder.

The Mayflower Web Pages – Find information about family members who came over on the Mayflower here.

National Archives and Records Administration – Official government site; search for documents here.

ROOTS-L – Compile information from ROOTS-L, a mailing list for people who are interested in genealogy.

U.S. GenWeb Project – Links to state and county websites for genealogical information.

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