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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Lake County''  
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Guide to '''Lake County, Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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== County Organization  ==
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=== County Organization  ===
  
 
Lake County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Lake County's civil records start the following years:  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Illinois#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Illinois#Marriages|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Illinois#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Illinois#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Lake County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
Lake County is named for Lake Michigan which Lake County borders.  
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Lake County is named for Lake Michigan which Lake County borders.
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for Lake Michigan. The county seat is Waukegan and the county was organized on March 1, 1839. The County is located in the Northeast part of the state.
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<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lake County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_County,_Illinois 04/17/2017.</ref>
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
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For animated maps illustrating Illinois county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ "Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1869) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
'''Prior to County Formation'''  
 
'''Prior to County Formation'''  
  
*'''1795-1801''' - Lake part of [[Knox County, Illinois|Knox County]] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Territory Northwest Territory]  
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*'''1795-1801''' - Lake part of [[Knox County, Illinois Genealogy|Knox County]] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Territory Northwest Territory]  
*'''1801-1812''' - Lake part of [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair County]]  
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*'''1801-1812''' - Lake part of [[St. Clair County, Illinois Genealogy|St. Clair County]]  
*'''1812-1815''' - Lake part of [[Madison County, Illinois|Madison County]]  
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*'''1812-1815''' - Lake part of [[Madison County, Illinois Genealogy|Madison County]]  
*'''1815-1816''' - Lake part of [[Edwards County, Illinois|Edwards County]]  
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*'''1815-1816''' - Lake part of [[Edwards County, Illinois Genealogy|Edwards County]]  
*'''1816-1819''' - Lake part of [[Crawford County, Illinois|Crawford County]]  
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*'''1816-1819''' - Lake part of [[Crawford County, Illinois Genealogy|Crawford County]]  
*'''1819-1821''' - Lake part of [[Clark County, Illinois|Clark County]]  
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*'''1819-1821''' - Lake part of [[Clark County, Illinois Genealogy|Clark County]]  
*'''1821-1823''' - Lake part of [[Pike County, Illinois|Pike County]]  
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*'''1821-1823''' - Lake part of [[Pike County, Illinois Genealogy|Pike County]]  
*'''1823-1825''' - Lake part of [[Fulton County, Illinois|Fulton County]]  
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*'''1823-1825''' - Lake part of [[Fulton County, Illinois Genealogy|Fulton County]]  
*'''1825-1831''' - Lake part of [[Putnam County, Illinois|Putnam County]]  
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*'''1825-1831''' - Lake part of [[Putnam County, Illinois Genealogy|Putnam County]]  
*'''1831-1836''' - Lake part of [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook County]]  
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*'''1831-1836''' - Lake part of [[Cook County, Illinois Genealogy|Cook County]]  
*'''1836-1839''' - Lake part of [[McHenry County, Illinois|McHenry County]]
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*'''1836-1839''' - Lake part of [[McHenry County, Illinois Genealogy|McHenry County]]
  
 
'''County Formation and After'''  
 
'''County Formation and After'''  
  
*'''1839''' - Lake County created from [[McHenry County, Illinois|McHenry County]]
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*'''1839''' - Lake County created from [[McHenry County, Illinois Genealogy|McHenry County]]
  
For more information see ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ipub15.pdf Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties]'' or [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/lake.html Lake County Fact Sheet] (Illinois State Archives). For interactive county boundary maps see [http://maps.ilgw.org/ Illinois County Boundaries, 1790-Present], [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Illinois/viewer.htm Illinois Historical Counties], or [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html Illinois County Maps and Atlases].
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For more information see ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ipub15.pdf Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties]'' or [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/lake.html Lake County Fact Sheet] (Illinois State Archives). For interactive county boundary maps see [http://maps.ilgw.org/ Illinois County Boundaries, 1790-Present], [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Illinois/viewer.htm Illinois Historical Counties]  
  
 
=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
*[[Cook County, Illinois|Cook]]  
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*[[Cook County, Illinois Genealogy|Cook]]  
*[[Kenosha County, Wisconsin|Kenosha County, Wisconsin]]  
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*[[Kenosha County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Kenosha County, Wisconsin]]  
*[[McHenry County, Illinois|McHenry]]
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*[[McHenry County, Illinois Genealogy|McHenry]]
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Lake}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Lake, Illinois''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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Illinois&nbsp;cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=16&GScnty=738&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*[http://lakeco.genwebsite.org/ ILGenWeb]
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=738 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Lake County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/il/lake/lakecem.html ILGenWeb Archives]
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/lake.htm Lake Co.&nbsp;IL&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/lake.htm Tombstone Project]
  
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
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*[http://illinoisgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=50 Illinois Gravestones]
  
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|641984|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Lake County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6328&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=54&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Lake County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
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*{{FHL|641984|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
BillionGraves.com provides a page for each cemetery, with yellow pushpins on a Google map to indicate where a headstone is if photographed. You can search each cemetery individually from its page, or search the site globally from the 'Search' button at the upper right. On that search page you can narrow things down as well.<br>  
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lake+Illinois&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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Individual cemeteries in Lake County on BillionGraves:  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=738 Findagrave.com]
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=21715 Knopf Cemetery, Buffalo Grove]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Illinois&county=Lake&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
<br> In 1946, the Aaron Miner Chapter D.A.R. (Chicago) prepared a ''List of Cemeteries in Cook - Lake - Will Counties Containing Graves of the Military Dead Who Served in the Wars of the United States''. [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29771 Ancestry] ($) digitized this publication.<ref>''Illinois Miscellaneous Genealogical Records: From Counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope: Kentucky county, Mercer: Missouri county, Ralls''. Evanston, Ill.: Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1946. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29771 Ancestry] ($).</ref>  
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*[https://graveyards.com/Illinois/Lake Graveyards of Illinois]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6328&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=54&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Lake County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
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* In 1946, the Aaron Miner Chapter D.A.R. (Chicago) prepared a ''List of Cemeteries in Cook - Lake - Will Counties Containing Graves of the Military Dead Who Served in the Wars of the United States''. [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29771 Ancestry] ($) digitized this publication.<ref>''Illinois Miscellaneous Genealogical Records: From Counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope: Kentucky county, Mercer: Missouri county, Ralls''. Evanston, Ill.: Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1946. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29771 Ancestry] ($).</ref>
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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'''Additional Resources'''  
 
'''Additional Resources'''  
  
Additional resources for Lake County land and property may be found in the {{FHL|576463|subject_id|disp=FHLC}}, {{FHL|804560|subject_id|disp=FHLC–indexes}} and {{FHL|831455|subject_id|disp=FHLC–maps}}. Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].  
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Additional resources for Lake County land and property may be found online in the {{FHL|576463|subject_id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}, {{FHL|804560|subject_id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog–indexes}} and {{FHL|831455|subject_id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog–maps}}. Online microfilm are indicated by the camera icon in the catalog entry. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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[[Image:Illake.jpg|right|400px|Illake.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]
  
 
=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1772 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9048 Illinois Wills and Probate Records 1772-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*'''1819 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois Probate Records 1819-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using probate records.  
 
Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using probate records.  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
[[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] (FHCs) are branches of the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy.  
 
[[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] (FHCs) are branches of the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy.  
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==== Public Libraries  ====
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
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| [http://www.antiochdistrictlibrary.org/ Antioch Public Library District]<br>757 Main Street<br>Antioch, IL 60002<br>Phone: 847-395-0874<br><br>
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| valign="top" | [http://www.cooklib.org/ Cook Memorial Public Library]<br>413 N. Milwaukee Ave.<br>Libertyville, IL 60048<br>Phone: 847-362-2330<br>
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| valign="top" | [http://deerfieldlibrary.org/ Deerfield Public Library]<br>920 Waukegan Road<br>Deerfield, IL 60015<br>Phone: 847-945-3311<br>
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| [http://www.eapl.org/ Ela Area Public Library District]<br>275 Mohawk Trail<br>Lake Zurich, IL 60047<br>Phone: 847-438-3433<br><br>
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| valign="top" | [http://www2.youseemore.com/foxlake/ Fox Lake Public Library]<br>255 E. Grand Ave.<br>Fox Lake, IL 60020<br>Phone: 847 587- 0198<br>
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| valign="top" | [http://www.fremontlibrary.org/ Fremont Public Library]<br>1170 N. Midlothian Rd.<br>Mundelein, IL 60060<br>Phone: 847-566-8702<br>
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| valign="top" | [http://www.hplibrary.org/ Highland Park Public Library]<br>494 Laurel Ave.<br>Highland Park, IL 60035<br>Phone: 847-432-0216<br>
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| valign="top" | [http://www.lakeblufflibrary.org/ Lake Bluff Public Library]<br>123 E. Scranton Ave.<br>Lake Bluff, IL 60044<br>847-234-2540<br>
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| [http://www.lakeforestlibrary.org/ Lake Forest Library]<br>360 E. Deerpath Road<br>Lake Forest, IL 60045<br>Phone: 847-234-0636<br><br>
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| valign="top" | [http://lvdl.org/ Lake Villa Public Library]<br>1001 E. Grand Ave.<br>Lake Villa, IL 60046<br>Phone: 847-356-7711<br>
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| valign="top" | [http://www.ncplibrary.org/ North Chicago Public Library]<br>2100 Argonne Drive<br>North Chicago, IL 60064<br>Phone: 847-689-0125<br>
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| [http://www.rlalibrary.org/ Round Lake Area Public Library]<br>906 Hart Rd<br>Round Lake, IL 60073<br>Phone: 847 546-7060<br><br>
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| valign="top" | [http://www.vapld.info/ Vernon Area Public Library]<br>300 Olde Half Day Road<br>Lincolnshire, IL 60069<br>Phone: 847-634-3650<br>
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| valign="top" | [http://www.wnpl.info/ Warren-Newport Public Library]<br>224 North O'Plaine Road<br>Gurnee, IL 60031<br>Phone: 847-244-5150<br>
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| [http://www.wauclib.org/ Wauconda Area Public Library]<br>801 N. Main Street<br>Wauconda, IL 60084<br>Phone: 847-526-6225<br>
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| valign="top" | [http://www.waukeganpl.org/ Waukegan Public Library]<br>128 N. County Street<br>Waukegan, IL 60085<br>Phone: 847- 623-2041<br>
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| valign="top" | [http://zblibrary.info/ Zion-Benton Public Library]<br>2400 Gabriel Ave.<br>Zion, IL 60099<br>Phone: 847-872-4680<br>
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==== Other Repositories  ====
 
==== Other Repositories  ====
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.  
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See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois. See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-vital-records/ How to order Illinois Vital Records] or [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online].  
  
Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Lake County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm Illinois Department of Public Health] with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. The website of the [http://www.lakecountyil.gov/CountyClerk/VitalRecords/Pages/Default.aspx Lake County Court Clerk] explains how to order birth, marriage, civil union, death, and adoption records.  
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<br> Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Lake County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm Illinois Department of Public Health] with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. The website of the [http://www.lakecountyil.gov/CountyClerk/VitalRecords/Pages/Default.aspx Lake County Court Clerk] explains how to order birth, marriage, civil union, death, and adoption records.  
  
 
<br> The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] and the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) - search for Lake County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]].  
 
<br> The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] and the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) - search for Lake County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]].  
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'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900] at [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives]; Index
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:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900] at [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives]; Index
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:*'''1805-1985''' {{RecordSearch|2534491|Illinois, Church Marriages, 1805-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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:*'''1810–1934''' {{RecordSearch|1803970|Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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:*'''1833-1889''' {{RecordSearch|2515894|Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
'''Copies of original Marriage Records'''  
 
'''Copies of original Marriage Records'''  
  
 
:*'''1839-1915''' Marriage Records [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU] {{FHL|676974|item|disp=FHL film 1863435 (first of 8 films)}}
 
:*'''1839-1915''' Marriage Records [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU] {{FHL|676974|item|disp=FHL film 1863435 (first of 8 films)}}
 
 
:*'''1893-1905''' Marriage License Applications [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]  
 
:*'''1893-1905''' Marriage License Applications [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]  
 
:*'''1839-1918''' Marriage Record Index [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU] {{FHL|676974|item|disp=FHL film 1863435}}
 
:*'''1839-1918''' Marriage Record Index [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU] {{FHL|676974|item|disp=FHL film 1863435}}
 
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==== Death Records  ====
 
==== Death Records  ====
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'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
*'''1877-1901''' Death Records [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]; search for Lake County Records. (Learn more about [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD]].)  
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:*'''1877-1901''' Death Records [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]; search for Lake County Records. (Learn more about [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD]].)
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:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950] at [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives]; Index
 
:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950] at [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives]; Index
  
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Additional resources for Lake County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the {{FHL|527155|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Lake – Vital Records}}, the {{FHL|786170|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Lake – Vital Records - indexes}}, and the {{FHL|743208|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Lake – Vital Records - newspapers}} topic pages of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].  
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Additional resources for Lake County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the {{FHL|527155|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Lake – Vital Records}}, the {{FHL|786170|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Lake – Vital Records - indexes}}, and the {{FHL|743208|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Lake – Vital Records - newspapers}} topic pages of the FamilySearch Catalog . Online microfilm are indicated by the camera icon in the catalog entry. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].
  
== Web Sites ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/lake-county/ Lake County, IL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Lake-County.htm Lake County IL Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104195621376697101310 Illinois Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/196017143782491/ Illinois Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Lake|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Lake/ Lake County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)<br>  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Lake/ Lake County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)<br>  
*[http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-county-lake.html Lake County, Illinois Genealogy, Faces and Records Resources] (N2Genealogy)
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*[http://www.familytree101.com/illinois/lake-county.html Lake County, Illinois Genealogy, Faces and Records Resources] (familytree101)
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:46, 19 September 2017

United States
Illinois
Lake County

Guide to Lake County, Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Lake County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Lake County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: March 1, 1839
County Seat Waukegan
Courthouse
Lake County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Lake County Courthouse
18 North County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-377-2400
Lake County Website


County Organization

Lake County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Lake County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1839
1877
1840
1839
1839

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Lake County are kept, see the Lake County Courthouse page.

Historical Facts

Lake County is named for Lake Michigan which Lake County borders.

Description

The county was named for Lake Michigan. The county seat is Waukegan and the county was organized on March 1, 1839. The County is located in the Northeast part of the state. [1]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Illinois county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps" (1790-1869) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Prior to County Formation

County Formation and After

For more information see Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties or Lake County Fact Sheet (Illinois State Archives). For interactive county boundary maps see Illinois County Boundaries, 1790-Present, Illinois Historical Counties

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Records and Resources

Biography

  • The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois has a Lake County edition. This includes a state history section along with a county history and biographies of Lake County residents. See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Lake, Illinois online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Illinois Cemeteries for more information
  • In 1946, the Aaron Miner Chapter D.A.R. (Chicago) prepared a List of Cemeteries in Cook - Lake - Will Counties Containing Graves of the Military Dead Who Served in the Wars of the United States. Ancestry ($) digitized this publication.[2]

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18402,634
185014,226440.1%
186018,25728.3%
187021,01415.1%
188021,2961.3%
189024,23513.8%
190034,50442.4%
191055,05859.6%
192074,28534.9%
1930104,38740.5%
1940121,09416.0%
1950179,09747.9%
1960293,65664.0%
1970382,63830.3%
1980440,37215.1%
1990516,41817.3%
2000644,35624.8%
2010703,4629.2%


Church Records

Church records may give birth, death and marriage information. It is usually best to locate church records with a search at a local level such as the city, town, or village.

Catholic

  • Koenig, Harry Corcoran. A History of the Parishes of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Chicago, Illinois: The Archdiocese, 1980. This two volume set includes indexes. The archdiocese covers Cook and Lake counties. FHL book 977.31 K2h
  • Koenig, Harry Corcoran. A History of the Institutions of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Chicago, Illinois: The Archdiocese, 1981. This two volume set includes indexes. The archdiocese covers Cook and Lake counties. FHL 977.3 K2ho

Court Records

Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Court Records for more information about using court records.

  • 1840-1898 Circuit Court Case Files IRAD-NIU; search for Lake County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1857-1963 County Court Case Files IRAD-NIU; search for Lake County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1930-1941 Jail Registers IRAD-NIU; search for Lake County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

Federal Land Sales of residents of Lake County, Illinois have been annotated with genealogical and geographical information by Historic Millburn Community Association Incorporated. The material has been placed in an Online Historical Archives.

History

Land and Property

Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See Illinois Land and Property for more information about using land records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed online or through the Family History Library.

Copies of original records


Online Resources

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Lake County land and property may be found online in the FamilySearch Catalog, FamilySearch Catalog–indexes and FamilySearch Catalog–maps. Online microfilm are indicated by the camera icon in the catalog entry. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Maps

Illake.jpg

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Cook County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Cook County.

- 8th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company A.
- 15th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 17th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company I.
- 37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies C and F.
- 39th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 51st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company G.
- 64th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Yates’ Sharpshooters), Company K.
- 65th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Scotch Regiment), Company F.
- 96th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B, C, D, and G.
- 144th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1864-65), Company F.
- 146th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.
- 147th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 153rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865), Company H.

Newspapers and Obituaries

Probate Records

Online Probate Records


Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Probate Records for more information about using probate records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through, the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) - search for Lake County records. For information on how to use IRAD see theNIU IRAD Wiki page.

Lake County Court Probates from 1840-1900 are available at Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) - Northern Illinois University Region located at Founders Memorial Library, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, or FHL film 2366882 (first of 68 films)

There are almost 4000 probate folders in the boxes. You have to have a Box Number or you will not be able to locate the probate folder. The boxes have aprox 2 years of probate in them until you hit 1882. Some of the file folders are not in numeric order. Lake County Genealogical Society Quarterly. Libertyville IL: Mar 1987. Vol. 7 Iss. 3 index #1-200. Further Persi search has failed to locate an index to these files as of Mar2010.

  • 1840-1963 Probate Case Files Index IRAD-NIU

Repositories

County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Lake County are kept, see the Lake County Courthouse page.

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy.

You may search your address for a center near you on the FamilySearch site. The following centers serve Lake County:

Buffalo Grove Illinois Family History Center
3075 N. Buffalo Grove Rd.
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
Telephone: (847) 913-5387
Crystal Lake Illinois Family History Center
480 N Walkup Ave.
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
Telephone: (815) 459-7475
Kenosha Wisconsin Family History Center
1444 30th Ave.
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144
Telephone: (262) 552-7816

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

The Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD), managed by the Illinois State Archives, houses the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois.

The Northern Illinois University (IRAD-NIU) holds the records for Lake County. Learn more about finding and using their records.

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

Public Libraries

Antioch Public Library District
757 Main Street
Antioch, IL 60002
Phone: 847-395-0874

Cook Memorial Public Library
413 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Phone: 847-362-2330
Deerfield Public Library
920 Waukegan Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: 847-945-3311
Ela Area Public Library District
275 Mohawk Trail
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Phone: 847-438-3433

Fox Lake Public Library
255 E. Grand Ave.
Fox Lake, IL 60020
Phone: 847 587- 0198
Fremont Public Library
1170 N. Midlothian Rd.
Mundelein, IL 60060
Phone: 847-566-8702
Grayslake Area Public Library
100 Library Lane
Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: 847-223-5313

Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: 847-432-0216
Lake Bluff Public Library
123 E. Scranton Ave.
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
847-234-2540
Lake Forest Library
360 E. Deerpath Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone: 847-234-0636

Lake Villa Public Library
1001 E. Grand Ave.
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Phone: 847-356-7711
North Chicago Public Library
2100 Argonne Drive
North Chicago, IL 60064
Phone: 847-689-0125
Round Lake Area Public Library
906 Hart Rd
Round Lake, IL 60073
Phone: 847 546-7060

Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Phone: 847-634-3650
Warren-Newport Public Library
224 North O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
Phone: 847-244-5150
Wauconda Area Public Library
801 N. Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084
Phone: 847-526-6225
Waukegan Public Library
128 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: 847- 623-2041
Zion-Benton Public Library
2400 Gabriel Ave.
Zion, IL 60099
Phone: 847-872-4680


Other Repositories

  • Part of the Lake County Discover Museum, the Lake County History Archives' collection includes photos, postcards, maps, a Civil War collection, school histories, and more.
Lake County History Archives
Lake County History Archives
27277 N. Forest Preserve Rd.
Wauconda, IL 60084
Telephone: (847) 968-3381
  • Lake County Genealogical Society Research Facility offers census records, family histories, indexed probate records, an obituary file, and more records related to Lake County and the surrounding area. Hours are limited so call before you visit.
Lake County Genealogical Society
Genealogy Room
290 Evergreen Dr.
Vernon Hills, IL
Telephone: (847) 918-3584

Social Groups Online

Societies

Lake County (Illinois) Genealogical Society
PO Box 998
Mundelein, IL 60060-4534

The LCIGS has an extensive list of genealogical resources including:

  • Index to Births (1866-1915)
  • Index to Cemetery transcirption books by township
  • Index to Church records
  • Index to Marriages, 1839-1916
  • Index to Naturalizations,1854-1920
  • Index to Obituaries (Index to Waukegan News-Sun, 1950s - present)
  • Index to Deaths, 1877-1901
  • Index to Burials, Peterson Funeral Home, 1865-1945
  • Index to Probates, 1848-1963
  • Probate records on microfilm, to about 1900
  • Wills
  • Index to Surnames in the LCIGS Quarterly Journal

See the LCIGS web site for more information, including the costs associated with a lookup request, and the form to request a looks-up.

Taxation

Vital Records

See Illinois Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Illinois. See also How to order Illinois Vital Records or order electronically online.


Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Lake County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the Illinois Department of Public Health with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. The website of the Lake County Court Clerk explains how to order birth, marriage, civil union, death, and adoption records.


The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) - search for Lake County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Birth Records

Copies of Original Birth Records

Marriage Records

Online Resources

Copies of original Marriage Records

Death Records

Online Resources

  • 1877-1901 Death Records IRAD-NIU; search for Lake County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)

Copies of original Death Records

  • 1862–1918, 1933 Record of burial certificates of soldiers, sailors or Marines [only 1 for 1933] FHL film 1869885 Item 3
  • 1877–1901 Deaths FHL film 1869884 Item 3
  • 1916-1938 Death Record Index IRAD-NIU; search for Lake County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1922-1972 County Hospital Death Records IRAD-NIU; search for Lake County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Lake County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the Illinois, Lake – Vital Records, the Illinois, Lake – Vital Records - indexes, and the Illinois, Lake – Vital Records - newspapers topic pages of the FamilySearch Catalog . Online microfilm are indicated by the camera icon in the catalog entry. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Websites

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Lake County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_County,_Illinois 04/17/2017.
  2. Illinois Miscellaneous Genealogical Records: From Counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope: Kentucky county, Mercer: Missouri county, Ralls. Evanston, Ill.: Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1946. Digital version at Ancestry ($).