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Historical Society Offers New Resource for Genealogists

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A valuable new tool for genealogists has just been completed by volunteers and staff at the Madison County Archival Library. It is expected that the new “Guardianship Index” will help genealogists solve roadblocks in their family trees and allow them to learn more about their ancestors.

MCHS has put the index on its website so it can be accessed by anyone, although a visit to the library will be necessary to see the actual file. The index can be found at https://madcohistory.org/archival-library/archival-library-resources/probate-court-files/

It can also be located by going to www.madcohistory.org, and looking at Library Resources on the Archival Library page. 

"The Conversation"

Illinois State Historical Society

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Last year the Illinois State Historical Society commissioned a limited special bronze casting of John McClarey’s statuette “The Conversation.” which features seated representations of President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass in their first conversation in the White House, which took place on August 10, 1863. A very limited number of signed, numbered statuettes are available to individuals who contribute $2,500 or more to the ISHS's endowment fund. Each statuette comes with a certificate of authenticity and the gratitude of the Society’s Board of Directors.

To order “The Conversation,” call 217-525-2781 today.

2022 RBMS Conference Scholarships Available

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries

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The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2022 RBMS Conference, What Now? Reflection, Reckoning, and Recovery, the first hybrid RBMS conference, to be held in New Haven, CT and online, from June 21-24, 2022. The deadline to apply is January 24, 2022, and applicants will be notified on or before March 18, 2022.

Mark A. Plummer Obituary

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Mark A. Plummer–June 1, 1929 - November. 9, 2021
ISHS President 1985-1986

SUN CITY, Arizona - Mark A. Plummer, age 92, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2021, in Sun City, AZ. There will be a Celebration of Life service at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 13, 2021, at the Sun City Christian Church, 9745 W Palmeras Dr., Sun City, AZ, 85373.

Fall 2021 Lunch & Learn Series

UIS Alumni SAGE Society & the Illinois State Historical Society

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Binge watch the entire Fall 2021 Lunch & Learn Series from the comfort of home. We'll have updates for the Spring 2022 series in February. Stay tuned!

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