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
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
Stark County Historical Society, 318 W. Jefferson St., Toulon, IL 61483.
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: