Monday, April 7, 2008

Willard Library in Evansville

I can drive to Madison, Wisconsin, or Cleveland, Ohio, faster than I can get to Evansville. But now I have a reason to go: the Willard Public Library's genealogical collection, in a distinctive building at 21 N. First Avenue just north of downtown.

I got a quick glimpse of it (and some fruitful copying done) during a lunch break from the Indiana Genealogical Society conference Saturday. I don't really know if it's the second or third best genealogical library in Indiana, as some claim, but I'd be willing to bet that on an information-per-square-foot basis it's way up there. I am sure that it's a must-see if you're doing anything in SW Indiana or SE Illinois, and after my next trip I'll be able to say more.

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