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
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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 11

October Meeting

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

Shelley Bishop, Professional Genealogist, will present a live online Zoom seminar: Finding Ohio Ancestors Before 1850 More…

Nov 08

November Meeting

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Susan Kaufman, Senior Manager, Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research at the Houston Texas Public Library will present a live online Zoom seminar: Unusual Source Records for Genealogical Research More…

Dec 13

Christmas Pot Luck

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Jan 10

January Meeting

January 10, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our annual Show & Tell meeting!  Bring a family story, artifact, or research problem to share! 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:

Browse entire
Historical Tidbits
Collection

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 due to inclement weather and, recently, worldwide pandemics) – if in doubt, call us at 309 477-3044 before leaving home.  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.  Many of our meetings may be attended virtually via Zoom - again, the public is welcome!

But we do encourage you to consider joining the Society - annual dues are just $25 for an individual or $28 for a family (two individuals living at same address).  Here's how to join!

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!

Annual Terri Lynn Nut & Candy Fundraiser
Last Day to Order is October 4!
Place your Order Today!

Photo of Teri Lynn Pecans BagOur fall Terri Lynn premium nuts and candies sale has started!!  With products that range from Dark Chocolate Cranberries to Giant Pecans to Deluxe Mixed Nuts, you are sure to find the perfect item for snacks, baking, and holiday gifts! 

Unfortunately, we must report that Terri Lynn has discontinued Dried Apricots, Mixed Chocolate Cranberries, and Mint Melt-aways from their selection. 

Download, look over, and fill out your order form now.  Not online?  Call us at 309-477-3044, or pick a form up at the library during normal hours.

Orders with payment should be in by October 4.  Delivery will be  in late October/early November.  No orders will be processed until payment has been received!

We will only be placing one order this year so there will be very little unordered stock left over.  So, if you want nuts this season, please make your order now!  There will be no follow-up orders!

Thank you for your continued support of the Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society!

October 2022 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 October 2022 issue of The Monthly:

Perhaps a Morton Area family? Can you identify this couple?
Perhaps a Morton Area family? Can you identify anyone?

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 all the Mystery Photos we have posted in the past!  Perhaps you can identify one of them.

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