Curious about your family history, but not sure where to search for information?
The Lake County Genealogical Society has a host of research materials and offers monthly programs dealing with how and where to search.
The organization and its collection are housed in the basement of the Vernon Hills village hall at 290 Evergreen Drive. It is available to researchers from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday to Friday when a volunteer is there to assist.
To make sure the room is open, call (847) 918-3584. If there is no answer, leave your name and telephone number.
The collection was originally housed at Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville. When that library ran out of room, the collection was moved to the Fremont Public Library in Mundelein. Both libraries still contain a limited supply of genealogy books.
The Lake County Genealogical Society meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Mundelein Park District Civic Center, 1401 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein.
Programs focus on how to do your family research in many areas and with many tools, including books, the Internet, ancestry.com, etc.
The society has read and published information on many cemeteries in Lake County. Indexed are many of the old Lake County histories, early landowner maps, birth and marriage records. There is also an card file containing newspaper obituaries from 1978 and earlier.
To view the publication list and find out more about the society go to www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~illcgs. Also check Twitter and Facebook for LCIGS entries.
In addition to books, the facility has Internet access to ancestry.com and other websites. There are copy machines and microfilm/microfiche machines for the patrons use.
The Society has many ongoing projects and organizers are looking for people to volunteer their time to help. Volunteers need to be a member of the Society to work in the room.