Lake County Genealogical Society in Mundelain, Illinois Looking for a Home

Time normally is the domain of historical researchers, but it is running out for the Lake County Genealogical Society.

The 30-year-old non-profit group has to leave its second-floor home at the Fremont Public Library in Mundelein and is looking for another place to take root.

“We’ve been packing furiously,” said Mary Jo Vepley, second vice president of the society, which has about 130 members.
“The timing has caught us unprepared.”

Vepley said the society knew it would have to leave its home of the past eight years because of planned library renovations, but thought there would be a longer lead time.

Read the full article in the January 17, 2011 edition of the Daily Herald.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

1 thought on “Lake County Genealogical Society in Mundelain, Illinois Looking for a Home”

  1. What a shame! I conduct genealogical workshops at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha and will no longer be able to refer participants to Fremont Library. I hope you can find a home soon, and one that will accommodate you for many years.

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