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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

 www.lmelibrary.org

 

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

 www.brimfieldlibrary.org

 

If you have research outside Peoria County: 

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

http://bcgenealogy.org/

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

http://bureaucountyhistoricalsociety.com

 

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

http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilscgs/

 

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

http://wyoming.newspaperarchive.com/

 

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

Email:  marshallcountyhistory@gmail.com

 

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

www.refdesk.com

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

Ancestry.com

MyHeritage.com

Findagrave.com      

Familysearch.org     

 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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