A Genealogist’s Guide to Springfield, Illinois is a great resource for genealogists who plan on researching in this geographic area. Think of it as your personal travel guide with information on where to research in addition to where to eat and what to see.
Listed are local and regional libraries and archives that those visiting the state’s capital may like to visit. If you want to stretch your legs after a long day of genealogy there are suggestions for parks and other activities in addition to places to eat close to the more popular research facilities in the downtown area.
This book will not only help you to plan your research trip, but it will help you keep your family happy too. Included are places to visit within the city as well as nearby making it easy for you to take a break or let your family have an adventure while you are hot on the paper trail.
While it includes a lot of information it does not include information on traveling to the city or on places to stay while there. Those decisions vary too much based on a person’s budget and travel times to be able to include adequate information.
A Genealogist’s Guide to Springfield, Illinois was created by Jane Gwynn Haldeman who shares her familiarity with Springfield, Illinois and the surrounding area to assist genealogists and family in making their trip an enjoyable one. Jane Haldeman is a professional speaker and owner of It’s Relative with more than 20 years of research experience. The Chicago area-based genealogist lectures on a wide range of topics both locally and at national conferences. She enjoys speaking about topics including family history technology and genealogy research methodology. Jane has been very active with the genealogical community in Illinois. She was President, Illinois State Genealogical Society; President, Fox Valley Genealogical Society; Registrar, Fort Payne Chapter NSDAR; and Registration Chair, Federation of Genealogical Societies 2016 Conference in Springfield, IL. Jane can be contacted through her website It’s Relative (http://www.itsrelative.net/).