Research Centers

Antioch Public Library District
Website
  • Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online, and Illinois Public Records
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Website
  • Genealogy and local history center staffed by volunteers
    Books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, and access to several online databases
  • Local church records, yearbooks, and extensive microfilm collection
  • Classes and programs
Barrington Public Library District
Website
  • Local history page with links to photos, community records, and newspapers
  • HeritageQuest, Ancestry Library Edition, genealogy societies, newspapers, cemeteries, and research assistance information
Cook Memorial Public Library District
Website
  • Links to many library-subscribed databases that are restricted to in-library use only
  • Local history page with links to newspaper archives, photos, and telephones books
Ela Area Public Library District
Website
  • Genealogy Center
  • Classes, individual instruction, genealogy newsletter, local genealogical societies
  • Local LDS Family History Centers, National Archives and Records Administration, online databases, and State of Illinois Resources
Fox Lake Public Library District
Website
  • Ancestry Library Edition
Fremont Public Library District
Website
  • Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online
Glenview Public Library
Website
  • Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online, ProQuest, Reference USA, Biography in Context, Chicago Tribune Archive, Glenview Obituary Index, Newsban, OCLC First Search, Biography and Genealogy Master Index
  • The Lundberg Collection
Grayslake Area Public Library District
Website
  • America’s Genealogy Bank, Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest, and Historical Chicago Tribune (1849-1989)
Indian Trail Public Library District
Website
  • America’s Genealogy Bank, Ancestry, Chicago Tribune Historical, HeritageQuest
Lake Villa Public Library District
Website
  • Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest, Proquest Historical Newspapers, Proquest Obituaries
    Classes
The Newberry
Website
  • Published indexes, abstracts or transcriptions of pre-twentieth century records of birth, death, and marriage, as well as probate, deed, court, tax, and cemetery records
  • Mississippi Valley to the Eastern Seaboard, as well as from Canada and the British Isles
  • Specific record requests researched by employees
Round Lake Area Public Library District
Website
  • Ancestry Library Edition, new homes, businesses, foreclosures, and bankruptcies for DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties
Vernon Area Public Library District
Website
  • Ancestry Library Edition, HeritageQuest Online, historical Chicago Tribune, and historical New York Times
Vernon Hills Village Hall
Genealogy Room staffed by volunteer researchers of the Lake County Illinois Genealogy Society
  • Contains yearbooks, newspaper archives, vital record indexes, cemetery references which are the property of LCIGS
  • Call 847.918.3584 before your visit to verify that a volunteer is on duty
Warren-Newport Public Library District
Website
  • Ancestry Plus, Archive Grid, Digitized index of local history binders located in the Illinois History Collection, and Chicago Tribune Historical Archives (1849-1984)
    Classes
Waukegan Public Library
Website
  • Cemetery and obituary records dating back to the 19th century
  • Waukegan newspapers on microfilm starting in 1840s
  • 1940 Census
  • Database of Illinois death certificates (1916-1950)
Zion-Benton Public Library District
Website
Ancestry Library, HeritageQuest Online, Illinois Public Records