Family Trees

Research Local History through Elmhurst Family Trees 

The Elmhurst History Museum staff recently digitized a detailed collection of local family trees and they are now available to the public. The family trees were hand-drawn and lettered with careful attention to detail by a longtime volunteer, Mr. Ted Kross. Ted's diligent research and dedication to this project over many years allowed the museum to archive a valuable trove of historical data for some of Elmhurst's earliest families. Click on a family name link below to discover more about the city's early residents, and perhaps you'll reveal some surprising history about your own family! For more information or to make an appointment to research your family history, contact the Curator of Collections, Dan Lund, at or call 630-833-1457.