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These are places where you can access "real" information right from your computer!

ILLAKE-L --  A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Lake County, Illinois. Discussions, trading information, this list will be as useful as we make it!  Subscription instructions.

Barrington Area Library: BCR Indexes  Indexes of Births, Deaths, and Marriages recorded in the Barrington Courier-Review from 1890 to 1996.  Also includes an index of articles from that paper for 1994, 1995, & 1996.

Census. Free Illinois Census data online! See what is available!

Not sure about the county? Do a search here to learn which county a city is in.

Gene Stark's Index of Names  Surnames, surnames, surnames!  And links to the people who have them on the Web!

Genealogy Online  Excellent ftp files, gobs of information, but be prepared to stay awhile.  Includes a listing of 1% of the people on the 1880 census.

Illinois In The Civil War  Rosters of Illinois men who served in the Civil War & regimental histories.

The OLIVE TREE Genealogy Homepage  Passenger lists and much, much more!

Rootsweb Genealogical Data Cooperative  Roots-L surname list, links to helpful information.  There's so much here I can't even list it all!  Check it out & see what you can find.  Become a member and support free access to genealogical information on the Internet!

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

USGENWEB Archives  A compilation of user submitted information.  Includes cemetery listings, census information, local histories, military information, obituaries, and, oh! everything people have sent in about their families & research.  GEDCOM information is not submittable (is that a word?) yet, but almost any other pertinent file is!

How to Subscribe to ILLAKE-L
SUBSCRIBE to the list in mail mode by sending a message to that contains only the word:


and nothing else.  NO Subject line. Turn off or delete any signature files.  That's it!  Within a day, you should receive a message telling you that you are subscribed.

If you prefer digest mode, send the same command instead to

To UNSUBSCRIBE,  send the command


only!  NO Subject, NO signature file,  to (if in mail mode) or (if in digest mode.).

To switch from one mode to the other, you need to unsubscribe from one and then subscribe to the other.  There is no "no mail" mode -- if you want messages to stop, you need to unsubscribe.  There also is no "vacation" mode.  Let me suggest, if you are going on vacation, you either unsubscribe or switch to Digest mode until you get back.

To post to both ILLAKE-L and ILLAKE-D, messages should be sent to  Messages sent there will appear both places.


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