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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

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MONDAY - JULY 20, 2015


"Fellowship, Feasting, and Giving"

Those members who missed the Pot Luck sign-up at the last meeting, please contact Vicki Mattson with what you will be bringing to the dinner.

All ZGS Members


This premier society, of friendly and knowledgeable people, offers genealogical skill development through information, publications, networking opportunities, and research assistance to everyone from beginner to the most advanced family historian. ZGS strives to increase public interest in the field of genealogy by providing professional genealogical speakers at their monthly meetings. Meetings are designed to motivate genealogist to learn and achieve research goals, identifying opportunities to discover their family history, and encourage the writing of their own life story.


In July is when we celebrate the spirit of Christmas; a time of good cheer, fellowship, feasting, and giving. There is a potluck dinner, provided by the members, music, and fun. Also in keeping with the spirit of Christmas, our members open their hearts instead of presents by bring donations for A-Safe-Place as our early "Christmas Gift" to that organization.

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

Set Up
6:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.

6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.


The ZION GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY research materials are housed at the Zion-Benton Public Library for the public's use. Our workshop volunteers are at the Zion-Benton Library on 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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August 17, 2015


Presented by:ZGS Executive Board

This meeting will be a Panel Discussion.

Updated June 24, 2015

Federation of Genealogical Societies Member vv Illinois State Genealogical Society Member