Ehrlicher Research Center
Closed Until Further Notice! (see below)
719 N. Eleventh Street
Pekin, Illinois
(309) 477-3044

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Mailing Address:
PO Box 312
Pekin, Illinois 61555-0312

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Photo of Library from 11th Street

Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society is now a FamilySearch Affiliate Library!  Visitors to our library have free access to many millions of additional digital images on the FamilySearch website than they can access from home.

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Upcoming Events

Tue 14

April Meeting

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our April 14 meeting due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to reschedule PZ Horton’s Family Tree Maker presentation for sometime in the future. More…

May 12

May Meeting

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

David Joens, Director of the Illinois State Archives, will discuss how to do research at the State Archives and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) system and what materials they hold. He’ll also discuss how to do research at an archives in general. More…

Society Closure Continues!
Rummage Sale Postponed

In the interest of the safety of our patrons, volunteers, and staff in light of the developing COVID-19 situation regionally and nationally, the Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society Ehrlicher Research Center will continue to be closed to the public through at least April 30, 2020.

The April 14 meeting was cancelled because our speaker can no longer travel to central Illinois.  We hope to reschedule for sometime in the future.

Carolyn's Closet, our annual rummage sale, originally scheduled for June 5-6 has been postponed.  Do not start dropping off items at the library until further notice!!

Continue to monitor our website for possible updates.  If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us by email.

Welcome to the Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society!

The Society was established in 1978 to “stimulate interest; to collect, preserve, and safeguard records; and to provide related educational services for the purpose of increasing and enriching public knowledge of our heritage.”

Our library is staffed with one or more trained volunteer genealogists.  Our collection currently contains almost 13,000 volumes.

Unexpected closings can occur but are very rare (usually to inclement weather) – any unscheduled closing will be listed prominently on this page.  If you are coming through town and can't stop by during our normal hours, email us in advance and we'll try to make arrangements to meet you at the library.

Our meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.  Our monthly meeting starts with a one hour presentation about a genealogical or historical subject followed by a short business meeting.  The public is welcome to attend any of our meetings/presentations.

A good way to get a general idea of what's available here on is to review our website map.  Thanks for stopping by!

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