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Zion Genealogical  Society of Lake County (Illinois, USA)

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Including the Neighboring Lake County Communities of:

Beach Park, Gurnee, North Chicago, Park City, Wadsworth, Waukegan, Wildwood, and Winthrop Harbor

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Worldwide Indexing Event - Fuel The

NOVEMBER 21, 2016


Presented by: Paul Milner


Paul Milner, a native of northern England is a professional genealogist and lecturer. Paul has specialized in British Isles genealogical research for 30 years. Raised in England he settled in the United States in 1975. He holds an advanced degree in Theology and is particularly knowledgeable about the church and its role in record keeping. As a genealogist, he speaks on a variety of topics relating to research in the British Isles, migration to North America and research methodology.

Paul is the author of Discover English Census Records Global Genealogy 2015, Buried Treasure what’s in the English parish chest Genealogy 2015, Discover English Parish Registers Global Genealogy 2014, Genealogy at a Glance: English Genealogy Research Genealogical Publishing Company 2012, Genealogy at a Glance: England Research (Genealogical Publishing Co. 2011), plus co-author with Linda Jonas of A Genealogists Guide to Discovering Your English Ancestors: How to find and record your unique heritage (Betterway Books, 2000), and A Genealogists Guide to Discovering Your Scottish Ancestors: How to find and record your unique heritage (Betterway Books, 2002.)


Learn what new primary and secondary sources have become available and how to access them. Keep up to date on the constantly changing face of British Isles research by learning about recently released original records, new indexes, book, CD-ROM and web sites.

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

7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
8:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Business Meeting
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.

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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