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

Map & Directions

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

Contact Us

9:00 am-1:00 pm

9:00 am-1:00 pm
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

9:00 am-4:30 pm

9:00 am-1:00 pm

9:00 am-1:00 pm

2:00 pm-4:30 pm

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

Nov 12

November Meeting

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

PZ Horton III, facilitator for the Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group for the Tennessee Genealogical Society, will present a live webinar overview for beginning users of Family Tree Maker. Rescheduled from September due to our Internet connection being down. 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!

Death Record Collection is Now Available!

Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society has copied the original 1878-1950 death certificates which were in long-term storage at the Tazewell County courthouse. We would like to thank the Tazewell County Clerk’s office for allowing us to access these historical documents!

Similar to the Marriage Records Collection, copies of a death certificate may be ordered at the Society's library, through the mail, or online using our shopping cart.  Your copies may be picked up at the library or will be emailed/mailed to you at no extra charge.

TCGHS members may search an online index for free.  Not a member?  Consider joining today for access to this and future Members Only features!

Family Tree Maker Presentation Rescheduled for November!

Due to a major power failure in the Pekin Area which resulted in the overnight loss of our phone and Internet service, we were unable to have the Family Tree Maker webinar originally scheduled for our September meeting - again proving Murphy is alive & well and living in Tazewell County!

The good news is PZ Horton, FTM Special Interest Group coordinator for the Tennessee Genealogical Society, has graciously agreed to make the presentation for our November meeting.

So, mark your calendars!   Here's a few more details.

Support TCGHS when Shopping

Donations from over 2,100 Stores!
Click Logo for more Details!
Donations using your Kroger Plus Card!!
Click Logo for more Details!


Sellers of Used & Out-of-Print Books
Click for more Details