The North Suburban Genealogical Society
Preserving the Past
Future Generations



Our goals are to promote an interest in genealogy, to instruct our members in careful, documented research and to publish genealogical and historical information in a newsletter six times a year.  Non-members are welcome to attend our meetings.

For questions about our group, please contact: NSGS@nsgsil.org

See below for meeting schedule and topics. 

Check out the latest NSGS postings on Facebook.


NGS website    NSGS is a proud member!   ISGS website

Monthly meetings are on the second Saturday of the month. An annual luncheon is held in November and usually there is no December meeting. Meeting locations change so please be sure to note where the meeting is held.

Scroll down for addresses and maps for each location.

Next Meeting:

Saturday, Aug 14, 1pm

Co-host: Glenview Public Library

Online Webinar - Registration REQUIRED 

Register HERE


The Underground Railroad in Northeastern Illinois

Speaker: Larry McClellan

Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad in Northeastern Illinois

On the movement of fugitive slaves into Illinois and through the Chicago region and the assistance given through the networks of the Underground Railroad.

The presenter is Dr. Larry McClellan, Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Community Studies at Governors State University. He has written extensively on the Underground Railroad in Illinois and on the history of the region south of Chicago and its communities. He was the principal author of applications that added sites in Crete, Lockport and on the Little Calumet River to the National Park Service registry of significant Underground Railroad sites in America.

Two new books are now available: The Underground Railroad South of Chicago and To the River: The Remarkable Journey of Caroline Quarlls, a Freedom Seeker on the Underground Railroad.

This program is co-sponsored with the Glenview Public Library.

Please register on the library event page, and a Zoom Link will be sent to you.

Click Here to Register.

Additional ONLINE Webinars

Due to the library closures, our meetings and those of many other societies are going online.

Here are some free online Genealogy webinars offered by other genealogy societies that may be of interest to our members. Check their websites for schedule and enrollment.

Family Tree Webinars - Various offerings

Click to Register

Our own NSGS Writers and DNA Explorers groups have Zoom Meetings scheduled for 2020.

Check the event list on the right panel for more information.

All are welcome. Members can automatically receive notices by modifying the "group participation" setting in their profile. Otherwise, if you would like to join the meeting, contact the following:

Afternoon Writers Group: Programs@NSGSIL.org

Evening Writers Group: Treasurer@NSGSIL.org

DNA Explorers: Webmaster@NSGSIL.org

For a complete listing of all the monthly meetings, please click on the  EVENT CALENDAR located in the left column above.

To see all dates for the small groups click on the SHOW DETAILS link under the group you are interested in attending

Meeting locations

Glenview Public Library

1930 Glenview Road,  Glenview, Illinois

   Map to the Glenview Library

Northbrook History Museum

1776 Walters  Ave., Northbrook, Illinois.

Take ramp on park side of building to lower level.

Map to the Northbrook History Museum

Northbrook Public Library

1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, Illinois.

Map to the Northbrook Library


Wilmette Public Library

1242 Wilmette Avenue

Wilmette, Illinois

Meeting room is in lower level. 

Map to Wilmette Library

Most meeting handouts are available 
                  on the Meeting Handouts page.


Click on the Membership link in the left column. You can enroll online or print the form send it with your check to the address on the form (or bring to the next meeting)

In addition to sharing fellowship with like-minded genealogists at the monthly meetings, members receive an informative newsletter six time a year. An additional benefit of membership is the opportunity to participate in one of our three Writers Groups and our DNA Discovery Group. The groups meet monthly. Refer to the event list to the right for times and locations.

We are pleased to partner with both the Glenview and Northbrook libraries to help you solve a problem or get started with your genealogy research.  Volunteers are available:

See Glenview Library Calendar for weekly Genealogy Room Hours.

Northbrook Library has Drop-in Genealogy 3-5pm on the first Wednesday of the month. See Northbrook Library Calendar

Or contact the libraries for specific hours.

Of course you are welcome to attend one of our monthly meetings and meet others willing to share their expertise.

Upcoming events


30 Jul 2021 1:00 PM • Virtual
09 Aug 2021 1:00 PM • Google MEET
14 Aug 2021 1:00 PM • Zoom hosted by Glenview Public Library
16 Aug 2021 10:00 AM • Presbyterian Home, Westminster Place, 3200 Grant St, Evanston
16 Aug 2021 7:00 PM • Virtual meeting
27 Aug 2021 1:00 PM • Virtual
07 Sep 2021 6:30 PM • Virtual meeting
11 Sep 2021 1:00 PM • Zoom Link hosted by Northbrook Library
13 Sep 2021 1:00 PM • Google MEET
13 Sep 2021 7:00 PM • Virtual meeting
20 Sep 2021 10:00 AM • Presbyterian Home, Westminster Place, 3200 Grant St, Evanston
24 Sep 2021 1:00 PM • Virtual
09 Oct 2021 1:00 PM • Zoom hosted by Glenview Public Library
11 Oct 2021 1:00 PM • Google MEET






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