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DCGS is celebrating 40 yrs 1974-2014

The DuPage County Genealogical Society was founded in 1974 as the Lombard Suburban Genealogical Society.  In May 1981, the Society moved its reference collection to the Wheaton Public Library (WPL.)  We have has continued to contribute to its genealogical collection over the years, helping it to become one of the premiere genealogical research locations of the Chicago suburbs.

Join us at this year’s Conference on February15, 2014 in St. Charles, IL.



DuPage County Genealogical Society members have used unique resources over the years to compile publications useful to anyone researching DuPage County families and individuals.  These publications provide church records, naturalization, census, and land records.

We have reduced the price on the naturalization index book until May 31, 2014 and permanently reduced the price on the census record books.

And as always, DCGS members get the best pricing, deduct 10% from list price.

Not a member, join today at

Visit the DCGS Publications page for details.


Landowners of DuPage County 1835-1904     $15.00

Necrology Records of Selected Townships in DuPage County     $15.00


Bicentennial Citizens and Their Ancestors     $10.00

DuPage County Churches and Their Records 1833-1920     $15.00

Index to the Naturalization Records of DuPage County, Illinois  $25.00 – price reduced from $40 until May 31, 2014.

Landowners of DuPage County 1835-1904     $20.00

Subject Index to “The Review” of the DCGS 1974-2000     $10.00

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bensenville Records     $30.00

Census Records

1840 DuPage County Federal Census Records        $10.00

1850 DuPage County Federal Census Records        $20.00 – price reduced from $25

1860 DuPage County Federal Census Records        $20.00 – price reduced from $25

1870 DuPage County Federal Census Records        $25.00 – price reduced from $30

From the DCGS Newsletter [SEPTEMBER 2013 – VOLUME 5 – ISSUE 4]

We encourage our members to volunteer to make us the best we can be.  Here are just two opportunities for you to consider.

DCGS Volunteer Opportunities

Then and Now columnist needed for The Review:

Do you like history?  Do you have a digital camera?  There is an opening for you to resume the Then and Now column four times a year for the quarterly issues of The Review.  All it requires is finding a historic location or building in DuPage County, finding an old photo of it, and taking a digital photo as it looks now.  A brief write-up connects the two photos.

Contact Luanne Newman,, to offer your services.

Library Research Aid

There are volunteers for DCGS that put their hard-earned educations in genealogy to good use to help others each week.  These volunteers give two hours each week on Thursday evening to provide guidance and suggestions for further research to any who come to the Genealogy Section of the Wheaton Public Library.  They are the ambassadors and unsung heroes of DCGS to many new (and not so new) family historians in DuPage County.

The DCGS members who are long-time volunteers are: Pat Sengstock, Bill Hendron, Helen Gbala, Bruce Timms, Mary Buckley, and Nancy Ristau.  We have two substitutes should one of our volunteers need to cancel: Ginny Christensen and Anne Snell.

We are always looking for new volunteers and two have stepped forward recently: Charles Matze and Barbara Rasins.  If you are a member of DCGS and would like to help others with their research, there are openings on Thursday evenings between 7:00 and 9:00 pm at the Wheaton Public Library.

Members who would like to join the team can contact the Society’s librarian/historian Nancy Ristau at

Do you need some help with your DuPage County (IL) research? Check out our newly added Research page! It has links to many research options in the county.

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