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TinleyNet - Local History Resources

Listed here are resources for genealogy and family history researchers, and for locating information about the history of Orland Hills and Tinley Park.

Chicago Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 1160, Chicago, IL 60690
(773) 725-1306

Family History Center, Chicago Heights

(Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints)
402 Longwood Drive, Chicago Heights, IL
(708) 756-1280

Family History Center, Orland Park

(Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints)
13150 S. 88th Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 361-5474

History of Tinley Park, Illinois

Orland Historical Society

P.O. Box 324
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 349-0065
Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month from September to May at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Orland Park Public Library at 14760 Park Lane, Orland Park, Illinois.

South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society

3000 West 170th Place, Hazel Crest, IL 60429
(708) 335-3340
SSGHS meets on the second Saturday of each month, except for July and August. The group also maintains a library. Please call for meeting times and locations.

Tinley Moraine Genealogists

P.O. Box 521, Tinley Park, IL 60477-0521
The Tinley Moraine Genealogists meet on the first Thursday of each month (September through June), at 6:45 p.m. in the Tinley Park Public Library at the address shown above. Please check our website for specifics about upcoming programs. Note: The TMG collection of books and other materials is now stored at the Tinley Park Public Library.

Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum

6727 174th St., Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 429-4210
Formerly known as the Bremen Historical Society of Tinley Park, the Tinley Park Historical Society meets on the third Wednesday of each month, September through May, in the Landmark Church at the address shown above. The museum is open Wednesdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m, and by appointment.

Tinley Park Public Library

7851 Timber Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 532-0160
Genealogists may appreciate some of the following special items owned by the Tinley Park PL, including the Illinois Death Index (1916-1950); the Orland Park - Chicago Heights edition of the Star newspaper on microfilm from 1929 through 2001 (formerly known as the Tinley Park Times, the Tinley Park Star Tribune, and the Tinley Park Star Herald), and an index to gravestone locations in selected south suburban cemeteries compiled by the South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society. The library also owns the complete set of Germans to America, the Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and subscribes to two newsletters published by the local genealogical societies listed above (Relatively Speaking, and the SSGHS News).