ZB Library


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with the Zion Genealogical Society

By Appointment only

9-11 am / 7 – 9 pm

10 – 12pm  /  1 – 3pm

call or email for an appointment
Adult Services
847.872.4680 ext 4

Ancestry Library

Find census, birth, marriage, death records, and more while inside the library.

Heritage Quest Online

Discover your roots with census data, family records, and local histories.  This collection includes U.S. federal censuses, family genealogies, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage, and death records, genealogical and local history serials, and more.
Requires ZB Library card.

NewspaperArchive for Illinois 

One of our newest resources, NewsPaperArchive gives you access to 400 years of Illinois newspapers, history, and more. Great for genealogists, or those working on a research project. Enjoy this resource inside the library as well as from home.

The New York Times Book of the Dead 

The New York Times Book of the Dead Chronicles the lives of history-makers from the past 160 years through the obits page of The New York Times.

Family Search

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides FamilySearch free of charge to everyone, regardless of tradition, culture, or religious affiliation. FamilySearch resources help millions of people around the world discover their heritage and connect with family members. We help people discover their family’s history through our website, mobile apps, and in-person help at over 5,000 local family history centers.


Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

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