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Genealogy ResearchLemont High School on McCarthy

The Lemont Area Historical Society offers a significant collection of helpful resources for doing genealogical research on Lemont area families. As in the past, the majority of current day Lemont area residents live in Cook County {Lemont Township}, with the rest in Will {Homer and Dupage Townships} and Dupage {Downers Grove Township} Counties of Illinois.

While not complete for all years, this collection includes:

Library Policies & Services

+ Library open for research to LAHS members only (minimum 1 week notice requested) no fee required.
+ For non LAHS members, staff performed research is provided at a nominal hourly fee.
+ For Non-circulating collection, all researchers must fill out a Registration Form.
+ Copy of Library Use Rules & Regulations available at registration.
+ Photocopying service at nominal fee per copy.

Registration and Research Request Forms

Assistance in accessing these resources including searches of the Lemont Area Historical Society files is available for a nominal fee. Here are forms to request information and assistance

Just click on the form you wish and then click on the "Print" button on your browser menu bar. Follow the instructions on the top of each form.

Registration Form, Burial Search, Census Search, Newspaper Search, Extensive Research

For Genealogy Information contact: Barb at

Other Useful Genealogical Sites

1940 United States Census
Illinois State Archives
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900
Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916
Illinois Statewide Death Index (1916-1950)
Vital Records from Illinois
South (Cook County) Suburban Genealogy Historical Society
Cook County Clerks Office
Cook County Birth Marriage Death Records Index
Lemont, Cook County, 1880 Mortality Schedule
DuPage County Genealogy Society
Will County IL Genealogy
Polish Genealogical Society of America (Births Weddings, Obits)
Poznan Province Poland Marriage Indexing Project for 1800-1899
Bumber, Bromberek, Kozlowski, and Wesoloski Families
Powalisz, Zolecki, Indykiewicz, Rogalski and Szwajkowski Families
Polish First Names
Lists of U.S. Newspapers on Microfilm
Old Medical Terms
Jane Adams Project

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