We are offering you an opportunity to be a "Genealogy Angel."
We all know how important and valuable microfilm resources are in our research. Through the Angel Project, ISGS will purchase microfilmed county records for the Illinois State Archives and the Illinois Regional Archive Depositories (IRAD) throughout the represented regions in Illinois. These microfilmed records will be available for your use in researching your families when you visit one of the IRAD facilities.
Some of the microfilms that have already been purchased for various counties include: Coroner's Records 1871-1918; Birth Records 1877 and beyond; Marriages, both pre and post 1900; and Soldiers & Sailors discharge records. The Archives wish list is quite large, so we need help!
We would love to have you dust off your halo and become a "Genealogy Angel." Each roll of microfilm costs $40.00. Of course, with your permission, your tax deductible donation will be recognized in an upcoming ISGS Newsletter (Just drop us a note or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to remain anonymous).
Both the staff at the Illinois State Archives and the members of the ISGS Governing Board will be eternally grateful for your assistance!
Our society, with help from our "Genealogy Angels," has purchased several thousand reels of microfilm containing vital records for nearly all of the counties in Illinois. We still have a long way to go, but what wonderful progress we've made. Thanks to all of you for your continued help and support.