Lake County, Illinois: Genealogical Societies

There are two genealogical societies in Lake County, Illinois.

The Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society (LCIGS) has monthly meetings with educational programs from January through October. LCIGS has a library. The society has produced a number of publications. Each November they host a day-long fall workshop, with two tracks given by local and nationally-known speakers.

LCIGS meets on the second Tuesday of the month, at 7 p.m. Meeting address: Mundelein Park District, 1401 N Midlothian Road, Mundelein, Illinois, 60060.

The LCIGS library is located in the lower level of the Vernon Hills Village Hall. It is open when a volunteer is present. Highlights of the collection include an obituary clipping file with over 100,000 obituaries, will books, Waukegan newspapers on microfilm, and an extensive book collection. Phone to see when a volunteer will be present: 847-918-3584. The library is at: Vernon Hills Village Hall, 290 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills, Illinois.

LCIGS members enjoy a quarterly publication, reduced fall workshop rates, and reduced prices on society trips.

LCIGS has a website  and a Facebook page.

The Zion Genealogical Society (ZGS) was founded in 1979.  ZGS  hosts monthly meetings on the third Monday of the month, from 7 – 9 p.m. The membership meetings include instructional programs and are at the Beach Park Village Hall, 11270 W. Wadsworth Road, Beach Park, Illinois. Check their website, as occasionally the meeting location will be elsewhere. The society has produced a number of publications.

ZGS has a genealogy collection at the Zion-Benton Library at 2400 Gabriel in Zion. Society members offer research assistance at the Zion-Benton Library on Wednesdays from 7 – 9 p.m., with a break before Thanksgiving until the second week of January.

ZGS membership benefits include a quarterly newsletter, an online surname list, a CD lending library, and research trips.

ZGS has a website  and a Facebook page.

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