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Links to Lake County-related Websites

Societies

Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society
 
Waukegan Historical Society

Barrington Area Historical Society
Lake County Genealogical Society

Zion Genealogical Society

Fox Lake Area Historical Society

Mount Prospect Historical Society

Illinois State Historical Society

 

 County Libraries

Barrington Area Library

Cook Memorial Public Library 
Libertyville

Fremont Public Library
Fremont Twp. Census 1820-1920
Local newspapers on microfilm

Antioch Public Library

Deerfield Public Library

Glencoe Public Library

Grayslake Area Public Library

Highland Park Library

Lake Bluff Public Library

Lake Forest Public Library

Vernon Area Public Library

Wauconda Area Public Library

Waukegan Public Library

Zion Benton Library

Government Offices


The Lake County Clerk's Office
for Vital Records

Marriage Licenses - from 1839 
Birth Records - from 1871 
Death Records - from 1877

Genealogical Research
The indexes for birth, death and marriage records dated prior to January 1, 1916 may be viewed by the general public. Copies of birth records on file for at least 75 years and death records on file for at least 20 years are available for purchase. These uncertified copies are labeled "For Genealogical Purposes Only" and are available at a reduced price


 

 Other Sites

Family Websites
Moran History



Illinois State Archives

IRAD for Lake County

Illinois Regional Archives Depository
c/o Regional History Center
Founders Memorial Library
Room 400
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Telephone: (815) 753-1807

Hours: Monday – Friday, except state holidays
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Researchers are urged to call before planning a visit to a depository.

IRAD Holdings for Lake County

County

Title

Begin Date

End Date

LAKE BIRTH CERTIFICATES 1866 1892
LAKE BIRTH RECORD 1877 1893
LAKE BIRTH RECORD INDEX 1877 1905
LAKE BIRTH RECORD, COUNTY HOSPITAL 1922 1941
LAKE BOARD OF HEALTH MINUTES (LIBERTYVILLE TWP) 1938 1950
LAKE BOARD OF REVIEW MINUTES 1949 1971
LAKE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS' PROCEEDINGS FILES 1969 1978
LAKE CIRCUIT COURT CASE FILES 1840 1898
LAKE CITY ANNUAL AUDIT REPORTS (WAUKEGAN) 1959 1976
LAKE CITY TREASURER'S ANNUAL REPORTS (WAUKEGAN) 1965 1970
LAKE COLLECTOR'S BOOKS 1851 1900
LAKE CORONER'S INQUEST FILES 1923 1967
LAKE CORONER'S INQUEST RECORD 1957 1960
LAKE COUNTY ANNUAL AUDIT REPORTS 1933 1971
LAKE COUNTY COURT CASE FILES INDEX 1857 1963
LAKE COUNTY HOSPITAL TIME BOOK AND PAYROLL RECORD 1962 1964
LAKE COUNTY YEARBOOKS 1935 1970
LAKE DEATH RECORD 1877 1901
LAKE DEATH RECORD INDEX 1916 1938
LAKE DEATH RECORD, COUNTY HOSPITAL 1922 1972
LAKE ELECTION PAPERS (SHIELDS TWP) 1953 1973
LAKE ELECTION PAPERS (VERNON TWP) 1957 1957
LAKE ESTRAY RECORD (LIBERTYVILLE TWP) 1861 1897
LAKE HIGHWAY COMMISSIONERS' RECORD (LIBERTYVILLE TWP) 1850 1972
LAKE JAIL REGISTERS 1930 1941
LAKE JAIL REGISTERS (NORTH CHICAGO) 1965 1971
LAKE MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATIONS 1893 1905
LAKE MARRIAGE RECORD 1839 1915
LAKE MARRIAGE RECORD INDEX 1839 1918
LAKE PARK PROJECT FILES, WPA (LIBERTYVILLE) 1934 1961
LAKE PROBATE CASE FILES 1840 1900
LAKE PROBATE CASE FILES INDEX 1840 1963
LAKE PROBATE HEIR ACCOUNT BOOKS, UNKNOWN AND NON-RESIDENT 1894 1913
LAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY WARRANT REGISTERS (LIBERTYVILLE TWP) 1924 1933
LAKE ROAD AND BRIDGE FUND RECORD (LIBERTYVILLE TWP) 1929 1939
LAKE ROAD RECORD (LIBERTYVILLE TWP) 1850 1917
LAKE SCHOOL TRUSTEES' MINUTES 1841 1866
LAKE TAX JUDGMENT RECORD 1868 1873
LAKE TAX JUDGMENT, SALE, REDEMPTION AND FORFEITURE RECORD 1886 1886
LAKE TAX LISTS, DELINQUENT 1873 1879
LAKE TAX SALE AND REDEMPTION RECORD 1879 1879
LAKE TAX SALE RECORD 1865 1874
LAKE THISTLE CUTTING RECORD (LIBERTYVILLE TWP) 1943 1953
LAKE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF AUDITOR'S RECORD (LIBERTYVILLE TWP) 1881 1931
LAKE TOWNSHIP RECORD (LIBERTYVILLE TWP) 1850 1975

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