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1895 Atlas  Scanned images of maps from the 1895 Atlas.  Great site, but be prepared to wait for the images to load.

Ancestry Search Commercial.  Lots of interesting stuff here.  A new database everyday, available for free!

Save-A-Barn Website - "Barns of Lake County" author Nancy Burgess' site.

Chicago Area Paddling/Fishing Page  The site-owner says it best, "... at my site, under Chicago River and DesPlaines River, I have a number of maps dating back from 1847 to 1914 showing re-routing of waterways in the Chicago Area.  ...  You might find the history interesting?"  I can only add that a major avenue into Lake County during early settlement were the waterways.

Cemetery Lists on the Internet   Steve's attempting to link cemeteries around the world!

Census 2000  Census 2000 Will Be the Largest Peacetime Effort in the History of the United States.  This is your future. Don't leave it blank.

Center for Life Stories Preservation  Genealogy can be so much more than just a list of names & dates.  Get help in writing your family's story.

Chicago Genealogical Society Home Page.

Classmates  Looking for school friends?  Wonderful site, gatewayed with Delphi's forums to provide message boards for each school.

Cyndi's Genealogy Home Page Construction Kit.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet  You could spend a year going thru all of her links! Very impressive!

The Daily Herald. Click on Lake County to read currrent news on the area.

The Drop Zone Paratrooper and ranger veterans.

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter. Lots of good information.

Family Tree Maker's Genealogy Site  Commercial. Use their Search function to find out if anybody else is researching/has researched your lines!  Constantly expanding & adding new services.  Their Illinois page is here.  One of my favorites is their Census Forms.

GenServ - Genealogical GEDCOM Server System.

Genealogical Events  Want to know what's happening in genealogy & where?  Have an upcoming event for your genealogical society?

Genealogical Database Index

Genealogy Gateway to the Web  Links to over 30,000 Resource Listings.  Check it out!

Genealogy Helplist  A list of volunteers from all over the nation who will do lookups.  Please read the Instructions before sending a request.

Genealogy Online Excellent ftp files, gobs of information, but be prepared to stay awhile.

Genealogical and Historical Societies in Illinois

Genealogy and Family History Research in Illinois

Genealogy and Family History Research in Illinois   by Infobahn Outfitters. Same page name but a different site than the one above.

Genealogy's Most Wanted 

Gene Stark's Index of Names  Surnames, surnames, surnames!

GenForum A compendium of forums focused on specific surnames.  Like a website full of newsgroups, each concentrating on one surname.  Real cool!  And, they've added states!  Click here for IL.

Graveyards of Chicago  Don't know how much this will help for Lake County, but ...

Illinois & Michigan Canal  A lot of Lake Co. families got their land in as pay for their work on this Canal.  Check it out!

Illinois Obituary Links Page  New interesting site!

The Illinois State Archives Database of Illinois Black Hawk War Veterans  Have a Black Hawk War veteran in your lineage?  Check here to find out!

Illinois State Genealogical Society  

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index  A fantastic index supplied by the Illinois State Archives & the Illinois State Genealogical Society.

Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916.

Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950.

I Found It.

IL Land Tract Sales Archive  Wonderful resource if your people bought government land!

Pre-1908 Illinois Land Patent Grants  Bureau of Land Management's site.  Great resource!

John Rigdon -- The Genealogists Index to the World Wide Web Queries and databases for the entire GenWeb project are indexed here.

Library of Congress American Memory Project  Fantastic!

Lutheran Roots. Lutheran Roots Genealogy Exchange.

Military Brats Online.  Looking for someone you knew while your parent(s) were in the service?  Check here to link up with others!

The NewsSun. Lake County's daily newspaper!

Obituary Daily Times Web Site  Maybe find your ancestor's obituary here?

Ohio River Valley Families  A lot of families who settled Ilinois came from the Ohio River Valley.  Check here to see if your family is included!

Overseas Brats On-Line  A resource for Children of the Cold War.

Photo Family Reunion  Old photos of people in IL & surrounding areas.  The owner of the site is trying to match up photos with the families they belong to.  Check it out!

The Restoration Movement in Illinois  Information about the Disciples of Christ/Christian Church during settlement of Illinois.

TFC's Genealogy Wire  A growing collection of links from around the world.  Check it out!

TopoZone  Maps!


Trail of Black Hawk  Articles written about Blackhawk's hard-fought retreat from the US Army.

University of Notre Dame Archives Guide Did your ancestor go to Notre Dame?

USGenWeb  ILGenWeb is part of this project.

A VietNam Veteran's Memorial Wall

Virtual Museum of Buffalo Grove and Long Grove History  A project funded by the Kildeer School District 96 Foundation for Educational Excellence. The history of these villages thru the eyes of schoolchildren.

Vital Records Information - United States  Great Site!  Addresses for all the places to write for Vital Records, by State & County.

Waasland - Belgium - Immigrants in America   Flemish or Belgian?  See if this site can help you find your lines.

World Alumni Net  Looking for old school friends?  Register here!

The WWII U.S. Veterans Website

WorldGenWeb  USGenWeb is part of this project (well, kinda...)

Mail/Discussion Lists

ILLAKE-L  We have our own list!  A mail list specifically for researchers in Lake Co. IL!  Ask for help, discuss sources, history, etc.  To sign up, send an e-mail to with no subject line, that contains (in the body of the message) the command:  subscribe  and no additional text.  Turn off any signature files.  Don't sign your name.

IL-Traces-L  A mail list for the Illinois Archive project!  The list is a post-only list for Illinois Archive related information. Post those items of interest to Illinois research.  If you have an obituary, marriage, will, deed, etc, of your Illinois Ancestors, feel free to post.  To subscribe: Send a message to:, with no subject line, that contains (in the body of the message) the command:  subscribe  and no additional text.  Turn off any signature files.  Don't sign your name.

Rootsweb Mail/Discussion Lists  A list of mail/discussion lists available through Rootsweb Genealogical Data Cooperative.  Includes Surname lists, Ethnic lists,  Regional, and specialty lists.  Browse around, see what you can find!

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