About the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society

The DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society is an incorporated, 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization. Founded in 1974 as the Lombard Suburban Genealogical Society.

The purpose of the Society is:

  • To encourage the study of family history and genealogy
  • To encourage the identification and preservation of records having genealogical value, especially those of DuPage County, Illinois, and to make those records available to members and to the general public.
  • To cooperate with other societies and libraries to further the field of family history and genealogy.


Founded in 1974 as the Lombard Suburban Genealogical Society. In May 1981 the Society moved its reference collection to the Wheaton Public Library helping it to become one of the premiere genealogical research locations of the Chicago suburbs. DCGS has continued to contribute to the genealogical collection over the years. The WPL has readers and printers for both microfiche and microfilm and numerous volumes of reference material that span the nation and the world. Computers are also available that allow access to the whole set of LDS Family Search CDs, Ancestry Plus, Heritage Quest Online, and other resources.

In 2003 DCGS obtained the 501(C)(3) registration to enable it to receive tax deductible and matching-gift donations.

© 2011 DuPage County Genealogical Society