Center Contacts and Hours
Location & Map:
- Address: 1320 Ridgeland Avenue, Naperville, IL 60563
- The Center is located just north of the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Naper Blvd, The Center is part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building which is immediately north of the McDonald's. As you face the church building, the Center entrance is on the left hand side of the building and around back. There are also signs posted at the front doors of the church that will direct you to our entrance. When you reach the Center entrance, ring the door bell and then pull on the door.
- To find the Naperville Family History Center on a map, click this link: g.co/maps/xkzdf The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which houses the Naperville Family History Center is identified on the map.
- Phone: 630-505-0233
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Center Director:
- Naperville Family History Center Facebook page This is a public page, you don't need a Facebook account to view it
Tuesday and Thursdays: Noon to 6 pm
Wednesdays: 9 am to 9 pm
Fridays: 10 am to 4 pm
Saturdays: 9 am to 1 pm
During times of winter weather conditions, please call ahead to insure we are open. The answering machine message will include weather related closing information.
Saturday, July 04, 2015
General Conference October 3, 2015
November 25 & 26, Thanksgiving Day and the day before
Christmas closing December 13, 2015 to January 5, 2016
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 Hardware and Equipment
- 7 computers with printers
- 9 Microfilm readers including 2 with high magnification lenses
- 2 microfiche readers
- Microfilm/microfiche copier that can print a hard copy or save a digital image to your portal drive
 Center Services
 Staff Research Specialties
Wednesday afternoons Noon to 3 Ask for Judy for help with Prussian research
1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings 6-9 pm Ask for Uschi for help with German research and translation.
1st and 3rd Thursday afternoons Noon to 3 pm; Ask for Ola for
help with Polish records, fluent in Polish and Russian, some Latin
2nd and 4th Thursday afternoons Noon to 3 pm: Ask for Pat for
help with Irish and Danish research. Ask for Dave for help with
Midwestern States, Tenn., New England and Civil War records. He has
genealogical working knowledge of French, German, Spanish, Old German
Thursday afternoons 3 to 6 pm: Poland, Germany, New England,
Midwest; Chicago Roman Catholic church records; passenger list records;
can translate Polish, Russian, Latin; Ask for Jerry Ask for Marty if
you need help in Spanish
Friday mornings 10 am to 1 pm: West Prussia, Norway, Chicago Ask for Janet
Friday afternoons 1 to 4 pm: Migration within the the US, Civil War records, Ask for Jan
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 Volunteer at the Center
Additional volunteers are always needed and welcome. The first and
foremost quality you will need to volunteer at the Naperville Family
History Center is a desire to help other people to research their family
history. You do not need any particualr expertise in doing family
history research; serving at the Family History Center is a great way to
learn how. You also do not need to be a member of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints. Volunteers typically serve a 3 hour shift
at least twice a month. If you would like more information about
becoming one of our volunteers, contact Center Director