Friday, March 27, 2009

The genealogical afterlife of Sangamon County, Illinois

If you have research targets in central Illinois' Sangamon County (county seat Springfield), you can't have been pleased by that genealogical society's decision in December to disband due to loss of membership. Fortunately their archives and publications have been inherited by the Decatur Genealogical Society of nearby Macon County. DGS's March-April newsletter reports that SGS's former president Dan Dixon was instrumental in making the transition. The 81 publications are available for sale here. The Decatur society maintains its own genealogical library, opened three days a week by volunteers, and said to be "one of the largest private genealogical libraries in downstate Illinois."

Hat tip to Jeanne Larzalere Bloom.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

That is good news! Love your blog, thanks so much for your posts which are always informative!