Equipment & Resources

  • Microfilm Reader
  • Printer
  • Family Tree Maker

Genealogy/History Room

Our  offers a number of amenities to assist in your genealogy quest. The Looking Glass Prairie Genealogy Group meets every third Thursday at 6pm.  For additional information, please contact the library.

 

Online Resources

 

We provide ongoing value to our subscribers by regularly adding new historical content, enhancing our websites with new tools and features and enabling greater collaboration among our users through the growth of our global community. Our plan to achieve long-term and sustainable growth is to increase our subscriber base in the United States and around the world by serving our loyal base of existing subscribers and by attracting new subscribers. Our revenues have increased from $166 million in 2007 to $487 million in 2012. The company is majority owned by Permira funds, along with certain minority co-investors.

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It’s all about family. FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. FamilySearch believes that families bring joy and meaning to life.

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A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online. Your genealogy starting point for more than 15 years!

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Want to learn more about your ancestors or where your family name originated? Genealogy research will help you find all the information you need to research your family tree. Getting started in your genealogy research can be overwhelming. You’ll learn how to avoid the common mistakes as well as how to perform specialized searches into your heritage. With our free genealogy lookups, learning about your own personal history is easy and fun.

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In 1982, President Ronald Reagan asked Lee Iacocca, then Chairman of Chrysler Corporation, to head a private sector effort to raise funds for the restoration and preservation of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation (SOLEIF) was founded. The Foundation’s fundraising drive sparked a dramatic response. The American people contributed more than $600 million (and counting!) to the repair, restoration, and maintenance of these two great monuments to freedom. All funds for the Foundation’s projects have come from the American people – no government funds have been used.

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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is the premier repository for materials relating to the life of Abraham Lincoln and the history of the Prairie State. The ALPL, originally the Illinois State Historical Library, was created in 1889 by the Illinois General Assembly, which charged the new library with collecting and preserving “books, pamphlets, manuscripts, monographs, writings, and other materials of historical interest and useful to the historian, bearing upon the political, religious, or social history of the State of Illinois from the earliest known period of time.”

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