Resources at the Batavia Public Library


- Take Root in Your Family Tree: Genealogy and Local History Resources in the Batavia Public Library  

 

- Subscription Genealogy Databases Available at the Batavia Public Library

 

- Batavia Public Library Location and Hours

 

 

 Genealogy on the Internet computer classes
 
Check the Calendar of Events for upcoming sessions of “Genealogy on the Internet, Part 1” and
 
“Genealogy on the Internet, Part 2.”         

 

- Genealogy on the Internet handout: Genealogy Websites 

 

  Questions & Ancestors program series   

  Check the Calendar of Events for upcoming presentations in the Questions & Ancestors series.

  To receive notifications via email of upcoming Questions & Ancestors programs,    
   
please fill in our subscription form          

 

  Genealogy Research Help 

  Researching your family history? Whether you’ve just started, or would like help overcoming obstacles,    

  schedule an appointment with a librarian who will provide a one-hour, one-on-one session to guide you in  

  your research. Available Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Batavia Public Library card required. Contact the 

  Adult Reference Desk, 630-879-1393, ext. 2, for details, or complete this form.

 

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   Resources at the Gustafson Research Center

 

- Collections at the Gustafson Research Center

Indexes of Materials at the Gustafson Research Center

 

The following indexes list the contents of the collections of materials available at the Gustafson Research Center in the Depot Museum. The indexes specify the location of items, but do not provide the items themselves. Researchers can use these indexes to find out the location of the desired items, and then visit the Gustafson Research Center, where research volunteers will provide assistance. Please contact the Depot Museum to arrange your research visit.

 

- Index (by John A. Gustafson) of Articles and Photos, approx. 1820s-1970s

 

- Index of Batavia Properties, Listed by Street Address, approx. 1841-1972

 

- Index (partial) of Bethany Lutheran Church Scrapbooks

(includes marriages, engagements, obituaries, and photographs), approx. 1872-1997

 

- Index of Family Genealogies and Biographies

 

- Index of Obituaries, in Binders, approx. 1861-2012

 

- Index of Photographs of People, in Binders, approx. 1864-2006, Surnames A-E

 

- Index of Photographs of People, in Binders, approx. 1864-2006, Surnames F-I

 

- Index of Photographs of People, in Binders, approx. 1864-2006, Surnames J-L

 

- Index of Photographs of People, in Binders, approx. 1864-2006, Surnames M-N

 

- Index of Photographs of People, in Binders, approx. 1864-2006, Surnames O-S

 

- Index of Photographs of People, in Binders, approx. 1864-2006, Surnames T-Z


- Index of Photographs of People, in Binders, from the Kane County Chronicle, approx. 1982-1996

- Index of Topics in the Photo Collection at the Gustafson Research Center

 

- Index of Topics in Hanging Files at the Gustafson Research Center


 

- Newspapers Owned by the Gustafson Research Center, 1841-2003 (by title)

 

- Newspapers Owned by the Gustafson Research Center, 1841-2003 (by year)

Gustafson Research Center Location and Hours

155 Houston St.
Batavia, IL 60510

630-406-5274

 

Hours
M, W, F 2-4 pm
March - Thanksgiving

Other hours by appointment.

 

Online Genealogy Resources

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