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About Us

Zion Genealogical  Society of Lake County (Illinois, USA)

Researching Around the World

Including the Neighboring Lake County Communities of:

Beach Park, Gurnee, North Chicago, Park City, Wadsworth, Waukegan, Wildwood, and Winthrop Harbor


The Zion Genealogical Society (ZGS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1979 and sponsored by the Zion-Benton Public Library. Our Mission is to preserve and promote family history research.

This premier society, of friendly and knowledgeable people, offers genealogical skill development through information, publications, networking opportunities, and research assistance to everyone from beginner to the most advanced family historian. ZGS strives to increase public interest in the field of genealogy by providing professional genealogical speakers at their monthly meetings. Meetings are designed to motivate the genealogist to learn and achieve research goals, identify opportunities to discover their family history, and encourage the writing of their own life story.


Open to the Public

Third Monday of the Month
7 pm to 9 pm
Currently ZOOM Meetings
Due to Pandemic

(In-Person Meetings)
Beach Park Village Hall
11270 Wadsworth Road, Lower Level
Beach Park, IL 60099

NOTE: Occasionally held in a different location;
the ZGS Home Page will always give location and
directions for meetings.


Tuesday 7 pm to 9 pm

Zion-Benton Public Library
2400 Gabriel Avenue
Zion, Illinois 60099

NOTE: There is a break between the week before
Thanksgiving through first week of the new year;
resuming the second week in January.


Mailing Address
Zion Genealogical Society of Lake County (Illinois, USA)
c/o Zion Benton Public Library
2400 Gabriel Avenue
Zion, IL 60099

Telephone: 847-360-0360
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Zion Genealogical Society - IL

Click Here for Society Officers and Chairs


Updated September 18, 2021