Hours of operation:
Tuesday – Friday – 10:00 AM – 3:00
Saturdays – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Upcoming Events

Ireland Travelogue Presentation & Irish Supper – Saturday, March 16, at 5:00 p.m. – $25.00 per person – Shirley Splittoesser will be the presenter.  Pre-paid reservation are required as there will be limited seating. Please either pay at IGHS at 215 W. North Street, Danville, or mail in your reservations/check to the same address.

Orphan Train Presentation (re-scheduled date) – Saturday, April 6, at 1:00 p.mat IGHSThere is no fee for attendance, but please reserve your seat (limited seating)  by emailing your intent to come to :  IGHS.Research@outlook.com

5th Annual Historical Preservation Awards Banquet
Sponsored by the Illiana Genealogical & Historical Society Foundation
Doug Quick
well-known television weathercaster and author of the book:
Pictures of the Prairie, a detailed history of the early years of
Central Illinois television
The late Scott Bennett
Former state senator of the 52nd District
Tuesday, April 30 – 6:00 p.m. – social & 6:30 p.m. – program
Turtle Run Banquet Center, 332 E. Liberty Lane, Danville, IL 61832
$50.00 per ticket
Please send your check to:
IGHS Foundation , 215 W. North Street, Danville, IL, to purchase tickets.

  • Illinois’ first chartered genealogical society (1964).
  • Publishes Illiana Genealogist, a quarterly Illiana Genealogical and historical publication provided to all members.
  • Operates a comprehensive and independent genealogical library at 215 North Street, Danville, IL 61832.
  • 100% volunteer-run.
  • Conducts research at a reasonable cost.
  • Repository of all Vermilion County, Illinois, probate files from c1829-1970.
  • Please check our website and visit us at the IGHS library!