The Illinois Chapter was organized in October 1981 in Decatur. National Pal-Am presented the Illinois Chapter charter to the newly elected Joyce Thompson in May 1982 at their first conference held in Normal IL on the Illinois State University campus.
Special projects of the chapter included immigrant files, surname index and many research trips. These files have since been sent to National Pal-Am Resource Center to be included with their research records.
The success of the Illinois Chapter can be attributed to volunteerism. Since the years have past many of our volunteers have moved on to other places. For this we thank them for the many years of service. Did you know most our members live outside the state?
But, now Illinois Chapter is in need of YOUR help. If you have sometime to spare and can give the chapter assistance to keep the Chapter as active as in the past…..call or e-mail today to National Pal-Am and let us know where you would like to help. Someone will get in touch with you.