Lake County (IL) Genealogy

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VITAL RECORDS

Lake County, IL Death Index, 1877-1901. Extracted by Aileen Potterton Hapke. Libertyville, IL: Lake Co. Genealogical Society, 2001. Call # folio F547.L2 H36 2001.

Lake County, Illinois Marriages. Libertyville, IL: Lake Co. Genealogical Society, 1993. Call # folio F547.L2 L38 1993.

  • Volume 1: 1839-1859.
  • Volume 2: 1860-1880.
  • Volume 3: 1881-1901.

U.S. FEDERAL CENSUS

Illinois Federal Census Schedules from 1820-1880 and 1900-1930 on microfilm (behind 2nd floor reference desk). Printed statewide indexes are available for 1820- 1860 on census index shelves, 2nd floor. 1870 and 1880 indexes on CD-ROM. Soundex indexes for 1880, 1900, 1910 and 1920. Lake-specific census materials are listed below.

1850 Census of Lake County. Extracted by D. F. Thompson. Evanston, IL: D. F. Thompson, 1976. Call # folio F547.L2 T48.

  • 1850 Agricultural Schedule: Call # Microfilm 111, Reel 2.
  • 1850 Mortality Schedule: Call # Microfilm 118, Reel 1.

1860 Census of Lake County. Libertyville, IL: Lake Co. Genealogical Society, 1984. Call # folio F547.L2 L31.

  • 1860 Agricultural Schedule: Call # Microfilm 112, Reels 3 and 4.
  • 1860 Mortality Schedule: Call # Microfilm 118, Reel 2.
  • 1860 Industry Schedule: Call # Microfilm 115, Reel 1.

1870 Census of Lake County. Libertyville, IL: Lake Co. Genealogical Society, 1985. Call # folio F547.L2 L32 (2nd floor open shelf).

  • 1870 Agricultural Schedule: Call # Microfilm 113, Reel 7.
  • 1870 Industry Schedule: Call # Microfilm 115, Reel 2.

1880 Census of Lake County. Libertyville, IL: Lake Co. Genealogical Society, 1987-1988. Call # folio F547.L2 E33.

  • 1880 Agricultural Schedule: Call # Microfilm 116, Reel 12.
  • 1880 Mortality Schedule: Call # Microfilm 118, Reel 5.
  • 1880 Manufacturers Schedule: Call # Microfilm 114, Reel 3.

1900 Census, Lake County. Libertyville, IL: Lake Co. Genealogical Society, 1993-1995. Call # folio F547.L2 N56.

  • Volume 1: Fremont, Grant, and Wauconda townships.
  • Volume 2: Libertyville and Vernon townships.
  • Volume 3: Antioch and Avon townships.
  • Volume 4: Cuba and Ela townships.
  • Volume 5: Benton, Newport, and Warren townships.
  • Volume 6: Shields township.
  • Volume 7: Deerfield township.
  • Volume 8: Waukegan township.

ILLINOIS STATE CENSUS

1865 Illinois State Census, Lake County. Call # Microfilm 305, Reel 10.

Transcription of 1865 Illinois State Census, Lake County. Libertyville, IL: Lake Co. Genealogical Society, 1989. Call # folio F547.L2 I44 1989.

Index to the 1862 Military Census of Lake County, IL. Libertyville, IL: Lake Co. Genealogical Society, 1991. Call # folio F547.L2 I64 1991.

DIRECTORIES

Prairie Farmer’s Directory of Lake County. Chicago: Prairie Farmer Pub. Co., 1917. Call # F547.L2 P73 1917.

MAPS AND LAND RESOURCES

Illustrated Atlas of Lake County, Illinois. Chicago: Page, 1885. Call # folio G 1408.L2 I44 1885a.

Standard Atlas of Lake County, Illinois. Chicago: Ogle, 1907. Call # +G 10896.645.

Mogg, Ruth. First Land Purchases in Lake County, Illinois. Midwest Crafts, 1979. Call # F547.L2 M64.

BIOGRAPHICAL RESOURCES

Halsey, John J. A History of Lake County, Illinois. Philadelphia: R. S. Bates, 1912. Call # F 89647.4. Index: Call # folio F547.L2 H2235 1973.

Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Lake County. Ed. Newton Bateman et al. Chicago: Munsell, 1902 (1975 reprint). Call # F89647.079.

Portrait and Biographical Album of Lake County, Illinois. Chicago: Lake City Pub. Co., 1891. Call # folio F89647.69. Index: Call # folio F89647.69 Index.

CEMETERIES

A Guide to Cemetery Names and Locations in Lake County, Illinois. Libertyville, IL: Lake Co. Genealogical Society, 1980. Call # folio F547.L2 G85.

MILITARY

Hapke, Aileen Potterton. Lake County, IL Veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States Buried Prior to July 1, 1955. Libertyville, IL: Lake Co. Genealogical Society, 2001. Call # folio F547.L2 H37 2001. 10/10