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Use these indexes to find information and items regarding specific people from Hinsdale in these collections.

Death Records and Burial Permit Books

These records come from loose death certificates donated to the Hinsdale Historical Society and two bound books that were created by the Village of Hinsdale to record deaths and burial permits within the town during the years 1902 through 1915.

Obituary Index 1870s-2020s

The Hinsdale Historical Society's Obituary collection includes obituaries of individuals who resided or passed away in Hinsdale from the 1870s through the 2020s. This index is constantly being updated as we add more obituaries to the collection.  Obituaries are a great resource for those researching their genealogy and family history.

World War II Hinsdale Service Members

The Hinsdale Historical Society's World War II Service Members collection includes photographs, newspaper clippings, and other documents regarding individuals' service in the military, Red Cross, and overseas during World War II. This index will help you find if the Archives holds information about a specific individual's service in this collection.


These finding aids are for viewing the contents of various collections in the Archives of the Hinsdale Historical Society. The "Finding Aids" project is currently ongoing and more finding aids will become available as the volunteers and staff of the Archives inventory and process our collections.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Collection, 1948-2023.

City Directories and Telephone Books, 1800s-1990s.

Fresh Air Home Collection, 1891-1926.

Garden Study Club of Hinsdale, 1929-2023.

Hines Glass Negatives, 1913-1936.

Hinsdale Social Study Circle, 1948-2018.

Map Collection, 1850s-2010s.


The Hinsdale Historical Society's Archive has thousands of photographs, records, files, yearbooks, directories, and more. We offer research services for members and non-members. Those interested in a specific topic or what to order research services, document copies, or photograph copies, should email


  • Hinsdale Photograph Collection: This collection contains thousands of photographs from the Hinsdale​​, its businesses, events, clubs, organizations, people, and more from the 1800s to present day.

  • Biography Collection: Our biography collection contains biographies, newspaper clippings, and other documents pertaining to individuals and families from Hinsdale from the 1800s to present day.

  • House/Home Collection: the Home/House collection contains histories, documents, real estate listings, and more on many--if not most--of the homes in Hinsdale.

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