Nearby Jubilee Street Closures: Library Parking Remains Open

Jubilee street closures near the Library run from June 10 through June 17: Woodridge Drive is closed from 71st Street to Center Drive and Center Drive is closed from Wild Plum to Plaza Drive. See the Park District website for Jubilee details

Saturday, June 15 from noon - 3 p.m. visit the Library's fun minion-themed tent at the Jubilee for a photo-op and activity!

Census Genealogy

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Censuses – The Backbone of Family Research

Using U.S. Census information to research your family can be a highly successful way of

  • getting started with family research,
  • seeing when and where your ancestors were living and who they were living with, and
  • finding basic, clear information about your relatives' lives.

The 1950s census data is now available! Learn to access census data at home using your Woodridge Public Library card and Heritage Quest.

Suz Bates, a local genealogist, will present step-by-step directions for “doing the censuses” for your family history research. She will show you how keeping track of your research leads you to hints about your next steps.