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 meeting start time 7:02 P.M. There were 20 Attendees. The meeting was recorded.
The topic of this meeting is Family History Research in Illinois and Wisconsin by Maureen Brady.
Maureen started us off with a brief history lesson beginning with the fur trade in the area. She stated that it is important to know who created the records you are interested in and where they are kept. Which territory was in charge of your place of interest and the year for census record lookups.
She then went through her four page handout that hasa considerable amount of information and places to look up.
Maureen told us that the three best places to search are:
The topics she spoke about tonight included newspapers, state specific websites in Illinois and Wisconsin, religious sources, and ethnic sources.
The presentation ended around 9 P.M. with Maureen issuing a personal invitation to visit the Buffalo Grove Family History Center.
We skipped the business part of the regular meeting and ended our meeting at about 9:10 P.M..
Respectfully submitted by Char McFarlin - Secretary