In addition to history books, microfilm and
newspapers, many libraries also have resources such as maps and gazetteers
to help you locate information about Carroll County. They may also
have collections of previous research, such as family and local histories or
biographies not available elsewhere.
ILL -- A genealogist's Best Friend
In my opinion, one of
the most overlooked and underused resources is Inter-Library Loan (ILL),
especially with everyone surfing the net and trying to find the info online.
If there is a book, magazine, microfilm/fiche, newspaper, etc. available, 10 to
1 you can get it via ILL. So, find out about it on the internet, but talk
to your librarian about getting it!
Names, addresses and telephone numbers of many libraries, archives, gene and
historical societies are in:
Directory of Illinois Museums Including Historical, Cultural, and
Scientific Agencies. Springfield, IL: IL Assoc. of Museums & IL Historic
Preservation Agency, 1996.
While not in Carroll Co., the following may help you in your research:
Archives & Records Admin. (NARA) -- Great Lakes Region, 7358 S.
Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60629. Ph: (773)581-7816|
IL State Archives, Margret Cross Norton Bldg., Springfield, IL
62756. Ph: (217)782-3556|
|IL State Library, 300 S. 2nd St., Springfield, IL 62701. Ph:
|IL State Historical
Library, Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL 62701. Ph:
Chadwick Public Library
110 Main St.
Hours: M-F 1:30 - 6:30pm/Sat 9am - 1pm
Lanark Public Library
110 W. Carroll Ave.
Hours: TWF Noon - 5pm/Th Noon - 7:30pm/Sat 10am - 3pm
Wysox Twp. Public Library
18 W. 5th, Milledgeville
Hours: M 1-8pm/TTh 1-6pm/W 10am - 6pm/Sat 9am-2pm
Mt. Carroll Twp. Public Library
208 N. Main, Mt. Carroll
Hours: MTF 1:30 - 5:30pm/W 10am - 5:30pm/Th 1:30 - 7pm/Sat 10am - 2pm
Savanna Public Library
3rd St., Savanna
Hours: MT 1 - 8pm/W 10am - 5pm/F 1 - 5pm/S 9am - 1pm
York Twp Public Library
W. Main St., Thomson
Hours: MW 5:30 - 8pm/TTh 9am - 4pm/Sat 9am - 2pm