- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 26, 2016

SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) - Volunteers are working to make it easier for the public to study DeKalb County’s historical records.

The Joiner History Room - part of the Sycamore Public Library - is asking for public help as part of “Give Local DeKalb County.” It’s a 24-hour online giving challenge that is part of a national day of philanthropy.

The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle (https://bit.ly/1Wo4r52 ) reports the Joiner History Room is raising money for an endowment. It could pay for future capital expenses such as a photocopier and digitizing records which are easier to access.

The Joiner room had 1,800 visitors and emails last year.

The answers it provides range from family histories to Wal-Mart checking on whether its proposed DeKalb site had been a Native American burial ground. It hadn’t.

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