Genealogy & Local History

Three books related to genealogy on a small circle wooden table with a mug next to them.

Genealogy Assistance

Connect with a volunteer from the Fox Valley Genealogical Society in person or via Zoom to get started on a genealogy project, or complete a family history challenge. Email Martha Vickery at Nichols Library or email Amy Tucek at 95th Street Library to make an appointment.

Genealogy Online Resources

Naperville Public Library has great Genealogy & Historical Research online resources to help you with your research. These resources are free to use - just log in with your Naperville Public Library card number.

Upcoming Genealogy Programs

Find upcoming Genealogy programs at the Library.

Local History Resources

  • Naperville Digital Heritage Collection - Online collection contains over 300 fully digitized books and images relating to Naperville and DuPage county history.
  • Naperville Heritage Film Collection - Online film collection lets you view films about Naperville's history in their entirety, for free.
  • Naperville Newspaper Digital Collection - Online collection that allow you to get full image access to historical area newspapers, including Naperville Clarion and Naperville Sentinel.
  • 1886 Naperville Business Map - Map shows historical businesses in downtown Naperville, as listed in Holland's Business Directory from 1886. The text for each entry was taken from the business's ad, or the profession index, if there was no ad. Locations are approximate, based on the location stated in the ad.


Recommended Reads

  1. Martha Vickery

    Adult Services Librarian - Nichols

  1. Catherine Alcorta

    Adult Services Associate - Naper Bvld.

  1. Amy Tucek

    Adult Services Librarian - 95th Street