Genealogy Research Night and special presentation,
Wednesday June 12, 6:00 – 9:00 pm,
Urbana Free Library archives department on the second floor
Interested in untangling your family roots? Whether your kin settled in Champaign County, somewhere else in Illinois, across America, or on the other side of the ocean, extensive resources are tucked away on the second floor of the Urbana Free Library in the archives department. Specially trained librarians, computer genealogical databases, and a large collection of print materials are available during archives hours, and are free for the public for researching their ancestry.
But if you have reached a “brick wall” in your research, or simply don’t know how to get started in genealogy, don’t despair. On the second Wednesday evening of each month, the Champaign County Genealogical Society volunteers are on hand to assist you in constructing your family tree. They can point you to useful resources to help further your genealogy discoveries.
Additionally, a special presentation is part of each Genealogy Research Night. At the June 12 Research Night, Eric Fair will share information about scanning photos, a valuable tool for reconstructing your heritage. His part of the evening begins at 7 pm. No need to sign up or call in advance. Just show up, ready to dig into your family roots.