Ehrlicher Research Center
719 N. Eleventh Street
Pekin, Illinois
(309) 477-3044

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PO Box 312
Pekin, Illinois 61555-0312

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Monday Thursday
9:00 am-1:00 pm 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Tuesday Friday
9:00 am-1:00 pm 9:00 am-1:00 pm
7:00 pm-9:00 pm  
Wednesday Sunday
9:00 am-4:30 pm 2:00 pm-4:30pm
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.

Here's the details!

Upcoming Events

Tue 14

Christmas Pot Luck

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Potluck dinner at the library.   Bring a dish to share. We will provide place settings and drinks. More…

A Historical Tidbit is a
short Tazewell County related article.
It could be a 5 or 6 page story but could be as simple as a
family photo, letter, or document.

If you have a Tazewell County related article, photo, letter, or document you’d like to share, here’s how to make a submission.

Here's the latest ten additions & modifications:

If you have a
Tazewell County related
article, photo, letter, or document
you’d like to share,
here’s how to make a submission.

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 and worldwide pandemics) – 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!

Membership Dues are Changing!

TCGHS dues have not been raised since 2006.  Unfortunately, many of the the society's expenses (paper, postage, utilities, etc.) have doubled (sometimes tripled) in the last 15 years.

Reluctantly, the membership voted at the August meeting to increase dues starting in 2022 as follows:

Regular Family Charter Charter Family
$25 $28 $20 $25

Any new member joining after September 30th will be enrolled as a 2022 member.

We thank you for your past support!

Chicago Tribune Posts Article
about Marge Sevier and the creation of
Tazewell County Veterans of World War II Remembrances

Asking for Submissions for
Green Valley Sesquicentennial Book!

The Green Valley Sesquicentennial Book Committee has begun collecting information to publish a book celebrating the Sesquicentennial (One Hundred Fifty Year Anniversary) of Green Valley.

The book will include the Green Valley Sesquicentennial Celebration of August 2022 so the publication will be after August.  There will be aspects included that haven’t been shared before as well as updating of information in the former books of Green Valley’s history.

The Committee is asking for current and former Green Valley citizens to submit articles that “Enhance the History of Green Valley Through Your Family Story”.  Also, information on the history of the street names and older homes in the original city are a new aspect of the book to be included so the committee is looking for any information people have on these two areas of Green Valley History.

Submissions may be sent to

Terri Lynn Nuts & Candies Are Available!

Photo of Teri Lynn Pecans Bag

Our fall Terri Lynn premium nuts and candies orders have arrived at the library.  We ask you to stop by and pick up your order by November 30.

We do have some available stock of some of the more popular items while they last.  Stop by, call the society, or drop us an email for details of what is still available.

December 2021 Mystery Photos Posted!

Unfortunately, we have many photographs in our collection that are undated with unnamed persons taken at an unknown location.  We have dubbed these as our Mystery Photo Collection

We publish one or more photographs each month in The Monthly newsletter and on our website.  All additional details we have accompany each photo.  Click on photo to see it full-size!

Here's the mystery photos from the December 2021 issue of The Monthly:

PCHS 1944 Senior Photo - first name is Rosy - do you know her last?
PCHS Senior Photo - can you identify the person and/or year?

Please contact us even if you are not 100% sure of your information—sometimes a tiny tidbit can lead to big results!  Thanks for your help!

Also, take a look at the Mystery Photos we have posted over the past several months!  Perhaps you can identify one of them.

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