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"There is divine beauty in learning, just as there is human beauty in tolerance. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you."

—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel

 

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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