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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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

Feb 11

February Meeting

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jared Olar, Reference Assistant at the Pekin Public Library,  will be speaking about Jonathan Haines (1808 – 1868) and his invention, the Illinois Harvester, More…

Mar 10

March Meeting

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jill Morelli, CG®, President of the Seattle Genealogical Society, will present a live webinar entitled Finding Dirk: Insanity in the 19th Century. Using public and court-obtained records, follow Dirk’s journey to three Illinois asylums between 1872-1905. Learn what you might discover in publicly available and court-obtained records.  More…

Apr 14

April Meeting

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

PZ Horton III, facilitator for the Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group for the Tennessee Genealogical Society, will conduct a question & answer session for users of Family Tree Maker. More…

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!

Time to Renew Your Membership!

If you have already renewed for 2020, thanks for your continued support!

If you do want to renew for 2020 (or beyond), it's that time of the year again!

You can download a renewal application to renew by mail. Or, you can renew online using our shopping cart.

If you choose to not renew, please be aware that your Members Only Access and electronic Monthly Newsletter will expire at the end of the year.  Folks who receive a mailed Monthly will be given a bit of a grace period to allow for time for their dues to be mailed in.

Again, thanks for your continued support!

Have a Happy New Year!!`

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