Monday, November 15, 2010

Illinois Research - Anyone know about the Fayette County Genealogical Society?

I am getting ready for my trip to Illinois at the end of the month.I am hoping to have a chance to hit the Abraham Lincoln Library in Springfield and perhaps check out a few genealogical society libraries.  I ran a search of the Fayette Genealogical and Historical Society and can no longer locate an active link for the society.  Are they closed down?  I did some research there about four or five years ago and they had some great resources.  If anyone has any info on this society please let me know. 

The Decatur Genealogical Society will also get a visit!  Last time I was there I found the librarians to be a wonderful resource.   Best of all I am looking forward to visiting with family both old and recently found. 

I am hoping that the genealogy discoveries will out weigh the emotions of the trial involving the man that killed my Uncle Bruce Clark.  Perhaps one door will finally close and many more doors will open.

Anyone have any suggestions about resources in the area of Springfield/Decatur to utilize?  Thank you for any suggestions.

3 comments:

Thomas MacEntee said...

Good luck on your trip to Illinois! Here are some resources:


Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
http://www.alplm.org/library/library.html

Illinois State Archives
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html

Illinois State Genealogical Society
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/

IRAD University of Illinois Springfield
http://www.uis.edu/archives/

National Archives – Great Lakes
http://www.archives.gov/great-lakes/archives/

National Personnel Records Center
http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/

Sangamon Valley Collection
http://www.lincolnlibrary.info/research/sangamonValley.html

Amy Urman said...

Thomas you are the bomb!

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Ha! I was just going to suggest you ask Thomas, but I see he's already been here. Hope you have a great trip!