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

Contact Us

Monday
9:00 am-1:00 pm

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

Wednesday  
9:00 am-4:30 pm

Thursday
9:00 am-1:00 pm

Friday
9:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday
2:00 pm-4:30 pm

Photo of Library from 11th Street

Upcoming Events

Aug 13

August Meeting

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tazewell County Clerk John Ackerman will speak about Dr. Thomas J. Murphy who received the Medal of Honor in the Civil War. More…

Sep 21

Michael Lacopo returns for the 17th annual Harvest Time for Genealogists workshop. Here’s more info about the workshop and Michael’s topics.

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 tcghs.org 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 We would like to thank the Tazewell County Clerk’s office for allowing us to access these historical documents!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!

Seventeen Annual Harvest Time for Genealogists Workshop

We've moved our annual workshop from October to September this year.

Dr. Michael Lacopo returns for his third time to present the following topics:

  • Mennonite Research: The Forgotten Swiss Germans
  • Finding Dead Ancestors is Easy: Finding the Living can be a Challenge!
  • Using Y-DNA Testing For Advanced Genealogical Problem Solving
  • Using Mitochondrial DNA Testing for Genealogical Problem Solving

There's more details & registration information on our conference page.

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!

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