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Lake County Illinois Naturalization Records – 4 vols.

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Publication Information –

Johnson, Mary K. and the Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society

Mundelein, IL: Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society


Availability –

10 libraries – including Allen County, WI Hist Soc, FHL (not microfilmed)


not found online


not available at bookstores (new & used) – available from the society



Summary –

[from WorldCat, OCLC #247502255 ]
Volume 1 – Sections A & B: 3 Feb 1864-29 Jan 1910 [A covers to 28 Sep 1906; B from then to 1910]
Volume 2 – Section C: 1 Feb 1910-27 May 1915
Volume 3 – Section D: 28 May 1915-30 Dec 1920

Section A –
Data recorded includes the Surname, Given name, Date, Country of Origin, Notes & Witnesses, Volume, Page, and Index number [the latter is what is listed in the index volume]
Notes can include information such as whether the document was signed with an ‘X,’ whether it was final papers, length of time in the U.S., date and place of intention papers.

Sections B – D
Includes the information in Section A plus last foreign residence, port of entry, name of ship, birth place, occupation, date of arrival in U.S., and birth date.

Index volume – organized by surname. First names not given. Lists section and page number where surname found.

Records were transcribed (volume 1-3) and then indexed from the originals on file at the Circuit Court of Lake County, Illinois.

The introduction to volume 1 describes the process used and the organization/condition of the original records (terrible). 1916 had no extant records.

Review –

Like many society-produced records, this series provides a valuable tool for accessing the original records. It is easy to use, but it would have been nice if the index included given names.

Other Reviews –

none known

Evaluation –

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