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, www.peoriapubliclibrary.org/genealogists

Peoria County Genealogical Society website, www.peoriacountygenealogy.org

 

 

Locally, the Lillie M. Evans Library in Princeville

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

Lillie M. Evans Library website, www.lmelibrary.org

 

Brimfield Public Library District, Brimfield, IL 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

Brimfield Public Library website, www.brimfieldlibrary.org

 

If you have research outside Peoria County, 

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

Email:  bureaucounty@gmail.com

 

Stark County Historical Society, 318 W. Jefferson St., Toulon, IL  61483. (309)286-7079

 

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

Email:  marshallcountyhistory@gmail.com


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

Ancestry.com   ~   Findagrave.com   ~   Familysearch.org   ~   cyberdriveillinois.com (Illinois State Archives)

 

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!