October means not only Family History Month but also the return of the database trial at Try-It! Illinois which is sponsored by the Illinois Secretary of State's office. You must be an Illinois resident in order to qualify for a trial login and password.
Here is a list of trial databases which include Digital Sanborn Maps (ProQuest), Fold3 (library edition), historical newspaper collections, MyHeritage (library edition) ProQuest Obituaries, and more!
From the Try-It! Illinois website:
Welcome to Try-It! Illinois 2016, the seventeenth annual statewide database trial, sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library. Try-It! Illinois offers the staffs and library users of the more than 5,000 ILLINET member libraries the opportunity to survey and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources. Thanks to the partnerships between the Illinois State Library and the participating electronic resource vendors, there is no charge for accessing these databases during Try-It! Illinois. Note: We ask that you not post the Try-It! Illinois login and password on the Internet, on Web sites or in publicly archived e-newsletters.
The get your free trial as an Illinois library user, click here and submit a Login and Password request.
NOTE: This is offer is open only to Illinois residents.
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