Lake County, Illinois, Online Resource Updates

If you have interest in Lake County, Illinois, historical and genealogical research, check out the newest items on my Lake County, Illinois: Resources Online page. Some online resources are free to access, other items are on subscription databases. Additions include links to Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, a growing number of digitized local newspapers, and various yearbooks for companies at the naval training center at Great Lakes. Those with Deerfield or West Deerfield Township settlers will want to look at the variety of digitized records relating to that location, such as poll books and voter registers. I add resources often, so periodically check the page for new items. I hope that you find something to enrich your research!

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3 Responses to Lake County, Illinois, Online Resource Updates

  1. Patrick Deady says:

    Hi Debbie,
    I believe my great grandfather, Jeremiah Patrick Deady, Jr. aka Jay P. Deady, married his second wife, Theresa Klatt, in Lake County, IL, in 1898. I directed an inquiry to the Illinois Regional Archive Depository and an intern sent a letter saying they couldn’t find the record. Do you think it would be useful to write again and ask for a search? To be honest, I wasn’t very impressed with the intern’s work as far as searching for the record. My impression was that it really didn’t get searched for at all. Thanks for any suggestions you may be able to offer!

    • debbiemieszala says:

      Hi Patrick. Jeremiah P. Dady/Deady married Theresa W. Klatt/Klott on 17 December 1898; the record number is 090M2100, from Book G, p. 111. The Lake County, Illinois, Clerk has copies of old vital records, and they have a pre-1917 vital records index online, created in part from indexes that the Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society published. Genealogy copies of vital records can be purchased from the county clerk for $4 each (births and marriages at least 75 years old, and deaths at least 20 years old). Your question prompted me to add a vital records section on my Lake County Resources Online page. It might be that the IRAD just did not have what you needed.

  2. Patrick Deady says:

    Thanks so much for this info! I will direct an inquiry to the Clerk’s Office and see what I can accomplish with them!

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