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Research Books

We've found these books and materials to be vitally important in our research.

These are listed in order of date published, oldest first.

We have transcribed portions of these old books so that you can reference the materials online. We do not have the resources to make whole books available, yet. Check back often.


Historical and Statistical Sketches, of Lake County, State of Illinois

Published in 1852.

We have early histories of four Lake County Townships: Avon, Antioch, Newport, and Warren.


The Past and Present of Lake County, Illinois.

Published in 1877.

We have transcribed a history of Lake County, an updated history of the four townships mentioned above, and information for families that were associated with Millburn.


History of the Ninety-Sixth Regiment

Published in 1887.

This is a thick volume, detailing this unit's contribution to the war between the states. We have transcribed information about the men from Millburn.


Portrait and Biographical Album of Lake County, Illinois

Published in 1891.

We have transcribed the biographies of men associated with Millburn.


Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Lake County

Published in 1902.

We have transcribed whole chapters relating the history of Lake County. In addition, we have copied the biographical sketches of men associated with Millburn.


A History of Lake County Illinois

Published in 1912.

We have transcribed biographical information and a history of Millburn Church.


History of Lake County, Illinois. 1939
Jane Snodgrass Johnson and J. H. Dudley.

A copy of this volume is in the museum. We have not transcribed any of the contents.


Historical Highlights of the Waukegan Area
Louise and Julia Osling

An official publication of the City of Waukegan, 1976.

We have a copy of this book in the museum. We have not transcribed any of the contents.