A new website for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library makes it easier to locate historical and genealogical information in the Library's 12 million item collection.
The website obviously contains a great deal of information about the 16th President but it also contains other items that will interest genealogists and historians. Such items include a list of newspapers available on microfilm by city from the early 1800s to the present day, ethnic and military service bibliographies, a searchable last name obituary finder, as well as tutorials on how to preserve and conserve your own historical documents and artifacts.
The new website also contains background information on the Library's popular "Boys in Blue" Illinois Civil War exhibit. Another new feature is a direct link where patrons can submit an inquiry that automatically goes to the staff member at the Library best equipped to answer it.
The website may be accessed at www.presidentlincoln.org and clicking on "Library."
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