Ehrlicher Research Center
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

Upcoming Events

Jul 09

July Meeting

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Webmaster Mike Dickson will give a tour of our new and improved website. 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.

The Latest & Greatest!

Welcome to the upgraded website of the Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society!  We are delighted to share our new look with you.  We hope this site will make it easier for you to tell your family story.  Whether or not you are a Society member, we invite you to explore our site.

Besides a total modernizing of our site, we have added searchable online indexes to our 1830-1929 Deeds Collection, Notable Men & World War I Soldier photo collections as well as our Surname Registry and Pioneer Certificate collection.

If you are a member of our Society, please take advantage of new content and features which are only offered to our members. For example, we've added a members only searchable online index to our 1869-1950 Marriage Certificate collection.  Search by Name of the Bride or Groom as well as by Date of Marriage!

More members only content will be added in the future — plans include more searchable indexes and eventually every back issue of The Monthly newsletter.

We encourage you to check back often as we add exciting new content.  Please, let us know what you think — good or bad!  There's got to be some typos out there! 

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

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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