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Barrington Area Library
505 North Northwest Hwy
Barrington, IL 60010-3354

Phone: (847) 382-1300
FAX: : (847) 382-1261

Grayslake Area Public Library District
100 Library Lane
Grayslake, IL 60030-1684
Phone: (847) 223-5313
FAX: (847) 223-6482

J.L. Raymond Memorial Research Library
Lilac Cottage, Bowen Park
1911 North Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60087
Phone: (847) 360-4772

Waukegan Public Library
128 North Country Street
Waukegan,IL 60085
Phone: (847) 623-2041

Zion Benton Public

2400 Gabriel Avenue
Zion, Illinois 60099
Phone: (847) 872-4680
Fax :(847) 872-4942

Illinois State Library
300 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1796
Phone: (217)785-5600

Toll Free (800) 665-5576
(within IL only)

USGW Archives Project
Lake County Illinois Archives

Lake County History Archives
27277 Forest Preserve Drive
Wauconda, IL 60084
Phone: (847) 968-3381
Fax: (847) 526-1545

Illinois State Archives Online
Norton Building
Capitol Complex
Springfield, IL 62756

Phone: (217) 782-4682
Fax: (217) 524-3930

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (except on holiday weekends)

University of Illinois Archives
Room 19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL, 61801
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868

8:30 to 5:00
Monday - Friday

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Buffalo Grove Illinois
15 E Port Clinton
Buffalo Grove, IL
Phone: 847-913-5387

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Historical & Genealogical Societies are a great resource for local genealogical records and history of the area.

Barrington Area
Historical Society

212 W. Main Street Barrington, Illinois 60010
Phone: (847) 381-1730

Deerfield Area
Historical Society

P.O. Box 520
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: (847) 948-0680

Ela Historical Society
95 E. Main Street
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Phone: (847) 438-2086

Fox Lake-Grant Township Area Historical Society
411 Washington Street
PO Box 224
Ingleside, IL 60041
Phone: (847) 587-0544

Glencoe Historical Society
377 Park Avenue
Glencoe, IL 60022

Grayslake Historical Society
164 Hawley Street
Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: (847) 223-7663

Highland Park
Historical Society

326 Central Avenue
P.O. Box 56
Highland Park, IL 60034

Historic Millburn Community Asso., Inc.
19610 W. Grass Lake Rd
Lake Villa, IL 60046

Historical Society of the Fort Hill Country
P.O. Box 582
Mundelein, IL 60060

Kenilworth Historical Society
415 Kenilworth Avenue
P.O. Box 181
Kenilworth, IL 60043

Lake County Illinois
Genealogical Society

1170 N. Midlothian Road Mundelein, IL 60060

Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society
400 E. Illinois Road
P.O. Box 82
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Lakes Region Historical Society & Museum
817 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 240 Antioch, IL
Phone: (847) 395-7337

Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society
413 N. Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048-2280

Long Grove
Historical Society

3110 RFD
Long Grove, IL 60047
Phone: (847) 566-1117

Newport Township Historical Society
P.O. Box 98
Wadsworth, IL

Warren Township
Historical Society

Mother Rudd Home Museum 4690 Old Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031
Phone: 847-263-9540

Wauconda Historical Society
711 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 256
Wauconda, IL 60084-0256

Waukegan Historical Society
Haines Museum
Bowen Park
1917 North Sheridan Rd
Waukegan, IL 60087
Phone: (847) 336-1859

Zion Genealogical Society
2400 Gabriel Avenue
Zion, IL 60099

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Lake County
Illinois Genealogy & Family History Resources

Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Antioch, Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Channel Lake, Deerfield, Fox Lake, Gages Lake, Grass Lake, Grayslake, Gurnee, Highland Park, Highwood, Ingleside, Kildeer, Lake Bluff, Lake Catherine, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Mundelein, North Chicago, Riverwoods, Round Lake Beach, Vernon Hills, Volo, Wadsworth, Wauconda, Waukegan, Winthrop Harbor, Zion

Established: March 1, 1839
Parent County: McHenry
County Seat: Waukegan

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  • Lake County Illinois Naturalizations
    Lake County Illinois GenWeb Project
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
    Updated annually, this database is an index to passengers who arrived in United States and Canadian ports from the 1500s through the 1900s. It contains listings of approximately 4,588,000 individuals and references thousands of different records compiled from everything from original passenger lists to personal diaries. For each individual listed, you may find the following information: name, age, year and place of arrival, and the source of the record.
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