Joseph Peter Staker has written an extensive and thoroughly documented history of 103 Amish Mennonite families that settled in Tazewell and Woodford Counties 1830-1856. His five-volume, 1,578-page book has been placed on our website as Adobe Acrobat searchable PDF files that you can download for free! Completed January 2022.
Subject guides, how-tos, and other useful resources for family historians doing Tazewell County research.
Links to external websites, family histories, and mailing lists you might find useful doing Tazewell County research.
Tazewell County Cemeteries
List of name and general location of all known cemeteries in Tazewell County. TCGHS has published listings for the majority of these cemeteries.
Tazewell County Education Records
The Tazewell County Regional Office of Education (ROE) discusses education records dating back to 1911 through 1962 which may be of assistance for research purposes.
Vital Records: Birth, Marriage & Death
The Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society (TCGHS) has a large collection of Tazewell County vital records such as birth, marriage, and death records for certain years. This guide describes what death, birth and marriage records TCGHS has in its collections as well as other repositories that contain Tazewell County vital records.