Indexes, old phone books and news clippings
- Local News from the Past are some samples of clippings of information from local newspapers from 1897 - 1907
- Mundelein Review & Mundelein News indexes
- For an index to the notices of births, engagements, weddings and deaths that appear in the Mundelein News and the Mundelein Review from 1998-2018 Click here Local Newspapers - Vital Records.
- Phone books as early as 1912
Library microfilm holdings
- The Lake County Independent / The Independent Register 1894 - 1987
- The Mundelein Herald 1971 - March 1984
- The News-Sun 1987 - present
The library owns the reels that include Fremont Township for the following years:.
Fremont Township Office
The Fremont Township Clerk's office has the Township board meeting minutes back to 1850. They have listings of people registered to vote in 1868, 1870, 1871 and 1873. They also have a list of people who voted in the election of 1897.
- Voters' Registration List from 1868
- People who Voted in Election of 1868
- People who Voted in Election of 1897
Maps and Tax Lists of Fremont Township
The Library owns a map of landowners in Fremont township in the 1830's. The Fremont Township Office owns a map that shows land owners in Lake County in 1861. We have transcribed the names of Fremont Township landowners from both maps.
- Landowners in the 1830's
- Landowners in 1861
- Fremont Tax List, 1901
- Fremont Tax List, 1904
- Fremont Tax List, 1907
Genealogy - Vital Records
The library has indexed the vital records in the Mundelein Herald. See our Vital Records page for more information.
We will do some limited searching for out-of-area patrons, as time allows. If, for instance, you needed the copy of a birth announcement from the Independent Register, you would need to provide us with a reasonable range of dates and an email address so we can send you the information. You may contact us at ref(at)fremontlibrary.org.
Lake County Vital Records
The Lake County Clerk's Office has the following vital records that you can order:
Marriage Licenses - back to 1839
Birth Records - back to 1871
Death Records - back to 1877
Before March 1, 1839, the area now comprising Lake County belonged to a bewildering number of government bodies. To see the changes in Illinois county borders, go to Illinois County Boundaries - 1790 - Present at the IL GenWeb Project site.
Records of wills and probates are kept by Clerk of the Circuit Court . These records go back to the 1830's. Indexes of the wills are kept at the probate desk at the Circuit Court office.
Historical Society of Fort Hill Country
601 East Noel Drive
P.O. Box 582
Mundelein, IL 60060
Former Mundelein Soo Line depot converted into a museum. Exhibits feature railroad memorabilia, pioneer tools, business machines, quilts, 1774 flint-lock gun, war uniforms and weapons and Diamond Lake artifacts. 1890 caboose on site.