Now up and running on the internet are over 100 years of history, articles, obituary and birth announcements plus much more, of the Illinois Weekly Message, Brown County Republican, Brown County Democrat, Democrat-Message and the Brown County Democrat-Message all made possible for the remembrance of Wanda L. Busen, by her loving family, as a memorial due to Wanda’s passion for historical preservation.
Access the site via this address: Brown County Public Library Digital Archives
Above is Wanda Busen with her ever-present smile manning the Circulation Desk at the BCPLD. Thanks to the generosity of Wanda’s children now you can search through data with one keyword rather than a date. This will save research time and allow for more data access; possibly uncovering all kinds of once unknown information. Search these historical archives from the comfort of your home via smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop. Imagine the fun tidbits you can discover for your next family reunion.