Family History

I notice the Museum has some death certificates. How do I get a copy?

By |2022-09-12T16:24:31-05:00September 12, 2022|

Yes! We have select death certificates. If you’d like a copy of one in our holdings, send a check for $5 and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Wilmette Historical Museum, 609 Ridge Road, Wilmette, IL 60091.  If you visit us, we can make copies for you here at little or no expense.

My ancestor(s) lived in the Wilmette area. How can I find out about them?

By |2022-09-12T16:24:12-05:00September 12, 2022|

The first place we’ll check is our Biographical File in the Research Room.  Our Vital Records Index, which includes, birth, death, and marriage records, is available online; the original documents listed in these indices are also in our Research Room. Other kinds of records at WHM that may be helpful include: albums of genealogy oral histories reminiscences manuscript and artifact collections family photos real estate records and plats of survey [...]

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