This genealogical index lists birth, death and marriage records dated prior to January 1, 1916. 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 for genealogical purposes. These uncertified copies are labeled "For Genealogical Purposes Only" and are available at the reduced price of $4.00.
To order a genealogical record found in your search, fill out the appropriate form (Birth (PDF)
, Death (PDF)
, Marriage (PDF)
- please include the record number on the form) and mail to:
Lake County Clerk
18 N County St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
To begin your search, select a record type and enter a last name (at least 5 letters are required if searching a partial name). The first name and date/year are optional. If more than 20 records are found, only the first 20 will be shown.
The index was compiled from a digital archive of previously indexed microfilmed records and a paper index of the very oldest records compiled by the Lake County Genealogical Society. As a result, there may be duplicate entries for the same record. Please note, the early records were handwritten and many are difficult to read. In these cases there may be duplicate entries for different possible interpretations.