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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

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Zion-Benton Public Library

Checkout the Calendar of Genealogy Events by State Sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

Click Here for the May Handout on Using Newspapers

War of 1812 Contributor


While the fundraising has ended, the digitization process continues. As of June 2018 images for surnames A through O were available at Fold3. That process will continue until every page of every War of 1812 pension record is added.

Worldwide Indexing Event - Fuel The

APRIL 20, 2020


"Wisconsin Historical Society Research Centers"

Melissa Olson

Presented by: Melissa Olson


Melissa Olson is the Head of the Archives and Area Research Center at the University of Wisconsin Parkside, where she also serves as the Digital Initiatives Librarian. A graduate of the MLIS program at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, she has been at Parkside for 13 years.


In this session, she will discuss the Area Research Center Network of the Wisconsin Historical Society, the resources provided by the Society and its Centers, and the best ways to find and use these resources. She will also share information on digital resources in the State of Wisconsin, including UW-Parksides current and upcoming digital collections.

Beach Park Village Hall
11270 Wadsworth Road - Lower Level
Beach Park, IL 60099

7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

8:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

8:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

The ZION GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY research materials are housed at the Zion-Benton Public Library for the public's use. Our society volunteers are at the Zion-Benton Library to assist you if needed on Monday mornings, from 10:00 to 12:00 Noon and on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

Due to COVID-19 and the governments request to "stay home & stay healthy", there will be no society volunteers available for assistance through the month of April 2020. We hope to return in May 2020.

Our quarterly newsletter The Illuminator is published in February, May, August and November. Articles may be submitted online to the Editor or mailed to the Society at: 2400 Gabriel Avenue, Zion, IL 60099.

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MAY 18,2020
"The Hidden Gems in Property Records"

Presented by: Cathy Dailey

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