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Zion Genealogical Society (ZGS)
Contact Info
Website www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilzgs/
Society Meetings
Address Beach Park Village Hall
11270 West Wadsworth Road
Beach Park, Illinois
Time of Meeting 7:00 p.m.


Purpose of the Society

The Zion Genealogical Society serves not only the Zion-Benton Community but also includes the neighboring Lake County Illinois Communities of: Beach Park, Gurnee, North Chicago, Park City, Wadsworth, Waukegan, Wildwood, and Winthrop Harbor.

Help the Society Can Provide

Record Collections

(Name of Collection)

  • Located: (Online, onsite)
  • How to access: (order information, website)
  • Why to search this record: (can link to wiki article)

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  • (repeat bullets above of info about the collection)

Indexes for (County/town/state name)

  • (Name of index (if online add link to name of index)) - How to access: (if not online, order info. If it is online, remove "How to access")

Publications In the Society's Holdings

  • (general description or list of titles)
  • (general description of list of titles)
Family Files (any other paper files)
  • (general description or list of surnames)
  • (general descriptions)

Publications for Sale

(link to website selling publications)

Look up Services

(Instructions and fees)

  • (List of local repositories willing to visit)

How to Do Research in (name of town/county)

  • (list of classes whether online or onsite)

Local Repositories Society Members Visit

  • (list of repositories your members visit to do genealogy)

Benefits to Those Who Join the Society

Cost of membership and how to join:
The Society membership year runs from September 1 to August 31. Individual annual dues are $15 (online newsletter) or $18 (paper newsletter). Family annual dues are $18 (online newsletter) or $21 (paper newsletter). Lifetime membership is also available for $150 (online or paper newsletter). Dues may be paid at Society meetings or sent to the Zion-Benton Public Library in care of the Society. Please notify the Society promptly of any changes to either your postal or e-mail address.

Unlimited Online Access to:

  • (List of online databases)


Free Look Ups:

  • (List of look ups)

Field Trips:

(Include any other additional benefits of membership in your Society):

Society Happenings


General meetings are held on the third Monday of each month and begin at 7:00 p.m. These meetings are open to the public at the Beach Park Village Hall at 11270 West Wadsworth Road, Beach Park, Illinois.


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Board Meetings

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Society Projects


  • (List each project)

Past Projects

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