News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 21, 2013

GENEALOGY: Visit local libraries for genealogy research

Tamie Dehler
Special to the Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — In genealogy, there’s nothing quite like being able to visit libraries and carry out your research in person. This week and next will be devoted to information about our local libraries in Illinois and Indiana. Some have the added bonus of having online information and archives, so also check out their web sites.

• Clark County Genealogical Society

521 Locust St.

Marshall, IL 62441

217-826-2864

• Danville Public Library

319 N. Vermilion St.

Danville, Illinois 61832

217-477-5220

www.danville.lib.il.us/archives.htm

• Edgar County Genealogical Society Library

408 N. Main Street

Paris, IL 61944

217-463-4209

www.comwares.net/ecgl

• Illiana Genealogical Society Library

215 W. North St.

Danville, IL 61832

217-431-8733

illianaghs.org

• Marshal Public Library

612 Archer Ave.

Marshall, IL 62441

217-826-2535

www.sites.google.com/site/mplgenealogy

• Paris Carnegie Public Library

207 Main St.

Paris, IL 62944

217-463-3950

www.parispubliclibrary.org/genealogy

Announcement

The 4th annual RootsTech conference will take place in February for the upcoming year. It will be in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Feb. 6-8, and is billed as “a global family history event where people of all ages learn to discover and share their family stories and connections through technology … there is something for [everybody], regardless of [their] experience in family history or [their] skill in technology.”

The conference offers early bird discounts for those who sign up by Jan. 6. There are many different passes available and the prices can be seen at rootstech.org/schedule-info/pass-pricing/?ET_CID=45907102&ET_RID=tcdehlerabcs.com. A full access pass (allowing the user to enter any event and attend any of the more than 200 classes) will be discounted from $239 to $159. Other (less expensive) passes include one-day passes for each of the three days, student passes, getting started passes, and innovator summit passes.