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.
Cooperative Partnership in Preservation
The 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 are being reproduced on acid-free paper to preserve access to these valuable documents for generations to come.
"This project's value is priceless, for these records have been rescued from further deterioration. The volunteer genealogists have saved significant taxpayer dollars and created a new, permanent resource for the people of Lake County and their descendants."
Lake County Clerk, Willard R. Helander
Additional Genealogy Information
The following genealogy-related sites have been provided to the County Clerk's office by individuals interested in the field of genealogy. If you have a related link, please submit it via e-mail.
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