The indexes for birth, death and marriage records dated prior to January 1, 1916 may be viewed by the general public. Copies of birth records on file for at least 75 years and death records on file for at least 20 years are available for purchase. These uncertified copies are labeled "For Genealogical Purposes Only" and are available at the reduced price of $4.00.
The Lake County Clerk developed a cooperative partnership with the Lake County Genealogical Society to catalog and preserve fragile, deteriorating records. Some dating as far back as 1839. These records were reproduced on acid-free paper to preserve access to these valuable documents for generations to come.