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January 13, 2013

Illiana library adds to its collections

Some recent additions to the collections at the Illiana Genealogy Library include the following (along with IGHS call letters for easy identification):

Danville High School yearbook, Medley (1905, 1907, 1915, 1948, 1950, 1960, 1966, 1967, 1982, 1986, 1988, 2002, 2003, 2004; 977.365 DAN)

Danville High School Alumni Directory (2012; 977.365 SCH)

Danville Phone Directory (1966, 1967; 977.365 TEL)

Danville, Attica, Hoopeston phone book (2009/2010; 977.365 TEL)

Paris, Ill., Phone Directory (2010/2011; 977.369 TEL)

Paris Yellow Pages Directory (2009-2012; 977.367 TEL)

Terre Haute, Ind., Telephone Directory (2010/2011; 977.245 TEL)

Potomac High School Yearbook, The Artesian, (1943, 1944, 1952; 977.365 SCH)

Niagara Falls High School Yearbook, The Nigarian (1967; 974.798 SCH)

Southview Junior High School Yearbook, Spartan, (1969; 977.365 SCH)

East Park Junior High School Yearbook, Trojannaire, (1968, 1969; 977.365 SCH)

Illinois State University Yearbook, The Index, (1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967; 977.359 COL)

Bicknell, Ind., High School Yearbook, The Tipple (1956, 1957; 977.2385 SCH)

Bicknell High School Yearbook, BHS Memories (1958; 977.237 SCH)

Franklin, Ind., College Yearbook, Almanack (1962; 977.2515 COL)

Gilman, Ind., High School Yearbook, Gilmanian (1930; 977.364 SCH).

Lincoln, Ill., City Directory (1976; 977.357 DIR)

Minot, N.D. High School Yearbook, The Magician, (1924; 978.463 MIN)

Schlarman High School Yearbook, Danville, The Summit (1950; 977.365 DAN)

Rockford College Yearbook, The Cupola (1920; 977.332 COL)

Danville Nursing School Yearbook, The Citadel (1957; 977.365 NUR)

Hoopeston High School Yearbook, Picayune (1948; 977.365 HOO)

Tucumcari High School Yearbook (1999; 978.926 SCH)

Tucumcari Middle School Yearbook (2000, 2001, 2002; 978.926 SCH)

West Lebanon, Ind., Seeger Memorial, The Warrior (1965; 977.296 SCH)

Members of the Illiana Genealogical & Historical Society and/or the Governor Bradford Chapter of the DAR may view library materials free; non-members are asked for a $3 donation per day. The Illiana Genealogy Library, 215 W. North St., Danville, IL 61832, is staffed entirely by volunteers and the library’s acquisitions are purchased with money from membership dues, profits from book sales, and donations by researchers. An individual IGHS membership is $25 per calendar year; a student membership, for ages 12-18, costs $10 per student year.

IGHS is the oldest incorporated genealogical society in the state of Illinois. Its genealogical collections are extensive, to say the least. Why not give your personal genealogical research a boost, as well as support this organization by becoming a member?

Queries, as well as a general exchange of genealogical material that readers would like to share, will be printed in the column for free. Contact Joan Griffis by e-mailing

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