Located in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, the Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society (NWSGS) was initially formed in 1977. We focus on history and genealogy in Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights and surrounding suburbs. Our major purposes were, and still are, to:

  • promote the study of genealogy and history
  • conduct programs and workshops
  • encourage preservations of private and public records
  • assist members in the study of family history

We offer quality speakers at our monthly meetings. Members enjoy our informative, monthly newsletters, access to people with similar interests and the potential to meet new cousins!


General Information

Our general meetings are usually held on the first Saturday of each month, except the months of June, July, August and December.

Doors open at 9:00 a.m. with the “Genealogist’s Quest”: a lively learning and sharing session of all things genealogy. Introductory remarks begin promptly at 9:45 a.m, with the speaker beginning at 10 a.m.

Visitors and donations are always welcome!

Meeting Location

Arlington Heights Senior Center
1801 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois