Contacts in the Danville, Illinois Area
Let me know if you know of others!
Catlin Historical Society - great site for Catlin, Catlin Township and Vermilion County information
Danville Public Library, Archives Department, 319 N Vermilion, Danville, IL 61832, 217-477-5228. The library has the greatest volume of microfilm around, and microfitch. They also have family surname files and thousands of reference books.
Illiana Genealogical and Historical Society PO Box 207, Danville, IL 61832 217-431-8733, email. They have marriage, birth and death records, microfilm, obituaries indexed, and thousands of reference books including Danville city directories for most years, and thousands of family ancestor charts - an excellent place to begin and the staff very knowledgeable and helpful!
Rossville Historical Society (no internet link) 103 W Attica, Rossville, IL 60963, 217-748-4080. They have marriages in alpha order, deaths in alpha order and excellent books they have printed and the staff is more than helpful with queries! Email address email@example.com
Hoopeston Library Hoopeston has a wonderful public library with micro-films of the town paper (The Chronicle Herald) dating back to the late 1800's or early 1900's. It also has a link to a list of other libraries in the area.
Museum of Vermilion County (large history/genealogy section), 116 N Gilbert, Danville, IL 61832, 217-442-2922
Vermilion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Office, 6 N Vermilion, Danville, IL 61832, 217-431-2616 (They have births, marriages, and deaths in alphabetical order in index card files...and will grant you access in person if you need to do a search).
Danville Commercial News 17 W North, Danville, IL 61832, 217-446-1000 This site has obituaries and other links!
Illinois Trails Search data bases of vital statistics, military, etc.
Urbana Free Library, Champaign Co (has some Vermilion Co records)