Chicago Family History Fair 2015

Saturday, March 21st, 2015 — 8 am to 5 pm
2727 Lake Avenue, Wilmette, Illinois

Are you just getting started with genealogy research or are you looking to get back on track? Sign up to attend the 2015 Chicago Family History Fair! We're offering a full day of helpful classes designed to help you make progress towards your genealogy goals.

Our keynote speaker is Thomas MacEntee, founder of and a genealogy educator of renown. Thomas will present four of his most popular and engaging workshops:

  • Ten Ways to Jumpstart Your Genealogy
  • Genealogy: The Future is Now
  • Genealogy Do-Over: A Year of Learning from Mistakes
  • You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools

We'll also have additional local speakers, computer lab classes, recorded video presentations from RootsTech 2015, fun family history activities for children, plus one-on-one help from experienced researchers.

Register Now (It's Free!)


Couldn't make it to Salt lake City for RootsTech 2015? Come get the same great genealogy content here at the Chicago Family History Fair. We'll offer some of the best talks from RootsTech on video in three parallel tracks. We'll have great live presentations from local genealogists.



Chicago has lots of local organizations that can help you fill in the branches of your family tree. Check out the booths in the exhibit hall to get to know local historical and cultural societies. You'll also be able to sample family recipes handed down through generations, and even try your hand at indexing.

Expert help

Expert Help

Looking for one-on-one help finding answers to your family history questions? Visit our family History Center and sign up for a personal consultation with one of our experienced genealogical researchers. Or get friendly assistance translating Polish, German, or Japanese records. The cost? Free, of course.