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Other Local Genealogy Research Sources

Suggested Avenues to Begin Your Genealogy Research:                  

Peoria Public Library 

The PPL holds three collections; their own history collections, the library of the Peoria County Genealogical Society, and the architectural library of the Central Illinois Landmarks Foundation.  These Collections are located on Lower Level 1 at the Main Library, 107 NE Monroe St., Peoria, IL., 61602.  (309)497-2000.  

Peoria Public Library Website

Peoria County Genealogical Society Website


Lillie M. Evans Library

The LME Library has a Princeville History/Genealogy section within the library.  The LME Library also has Princeville Telephones (not digitized) 1954-present.

Heritage Quest Online is also available at the Lillie M. Evans Library.   The information available on Heritage Quest:  U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930 ~ Genealogy & Local History Book Collection (Thousands of full-text books, family and local histories, city and county directories, church records, tax lists, etc.) ~ PERSI (Periodical Source Index) One-third more source leads!  Subject index to 1.7 million articles from genealogy & history periodicals.  ~ Revolutionary War Pension Applications over 80,000 individuals.   

Lillie M. Evans Library, 207 N. Walnut Ave., Princeville, IL  61559.  (309)385-4540


Brimfield Public Library has a great collection of newspapers, digitized and available for viewing on their website. 

Brimfield Public Library, 111 S. Galena Ave., Brimfield, IL  61517.  (309)446-9575


If you have research outside Peoria County: 

Bureau County Genealogical Society, 629 S. Main St., Princeton, IL  61536 (815)879-3133

Bureau County Historical Society and Museum, 109 Park Avenue West, Princeton, Il 61356 (815)875-2184


Stark County Genealogical Society, 115 S Franklin St., PO BOX 83, Toulon, Il 61483 (309)238-2166


Stark County Illinois Historical Society, 318 W Jefferson St., Toulon, Il 61483 (309)214-8435


The Wyoming Post Herald (1872-1977) is now available online:


Marshall County Historical Society, 314 5th St., Lacon, IL  61540 (309)246-2349



Link for Newspapers USA (Access to newspapers all over the country):

Many websites are available to help assist with your genealogy research:     

 Illinois State Archives

A Guide to Researching the History of a House





Akron Townhouse School clock. This clock hung in the Akron Townhouse School for many years.
Displays in the museum contain many treasured and interesting artifacts!








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