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Local History

The Fremont Public Library is located in Mundelein, Illinois and part of Fremont Township. Records going back to the beginning of settlement in the area can be found in numerous places.


Free access to eBooks and images of Chicago and Illinois history, including Mundelein via this link.

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.

To ask about records held by Fremont Township, contact:

Fremont Township Offices

22376 Erhart Road, Mundelein, IL 60060

Phone: 847-223-2847        

Fax: 847-223-2858

Historical Society of Fort Hill Country

601 East Noel Drive
P.O. Box 582
Mundelein, IL 60060

Phone: 847-566-7743

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.

Lake County Court House

The Lake County Clerk's Office has the following vital records:

Marriage Licenses - back to 1839

Birth Records - back to 1871

Death Records - back to 1877

For current fees and restrictions on requests for vital records, contact the clerk's office at 847-360-6630 or visit their website .

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.

Records of wills and probates are kept by Clerk of the Circuit Court. These records go back to the 1830s. Indexes of the wills are kept at the probate desk at the Circuit Court office. 

For more assistance searching genealogy in Lake County contact The Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society.

Census Data at the Library
U.S. Census microfilm: We own the reels that include Fremont Township covering every decade census from 1820 to 1930 (except for 1890).

We also have the Lake County, IL Census data in book form for the following dates:
1840  |  1850  |  1860  |  1870  |  1880  |  1900  |  1930

We also have an Index in book form of the Lake County, IL Military Census of 1862

For more information on genealogy in Lake County, try the Lake County (IL) Genealogical Society or the Lake County ILGenWeb site.

Today's hours

We're open 9:00AM to 9:00PM

We're closed Friday April 26 due to Staff Training

1170 N. Midlothian Road
Mundelein, Illinois 60060
Tel: 847-566-8702
Fax: 847-566-0204

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