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Carbondale, IL 62901
618-457-0354
 

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Fri-Sat: 9am-6pm 
Sun: 1pm-6pm
"History is a living horse laughing at a wooden horse. History is a wind blowing where it listeth. History is no sure thing to bet on. History is a box of tricks with a lost key. History is a labyrinth of doors with sliding panels, a book of ciphers with the code in a cave of the Saragossa sea. History says, if it pleases, Excuse me, I beg your pardon, it will never happen again if I can help it."

—Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) American writer known for free verse, Smoke and Steel

 

Genealogy & Local History Resources

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Databases:

African American Heritage African American Heritage (Service available at the library only.)

Ancestry Library Ancestry Library (Service available at the library only.)

Heritage Quest HeritageQuest (Access this from anywhere using your Carbondale library card.)

Websites:

Carbondale Remembered Oral History (Southern Illinois University Carbondale): http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm4/index_sic_oralhis.php?CISOROOT=/sic_oralhis
Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/
Genealogy Trails History Group: http://www.genealogytrails.com/ill/jackson/
Illinois State Genealogical Society: http://www.ilgensoc.org
Jackson County Historical Society: http://www.jacksonilhistoric.com/

The Internet Archive: https://archive.org/

Support:

Our Genealogy Databases have been supported in part by the following:
  • Donations made in memory of Martha Huff. (2012) 

We welcome any donations in support of our databases. Donations may be made to the Carbondale Public Library in honor of a person for their Birthday, Mother's Day, Anniversary, or any other reason.
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