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Libraries, Archives
& Repositories

Alpha Park Public Library
3527 S Airport Road
Bartonville IL. 61607
Phone: (309) 697-3822

Peoria Public Library
107 NE Monroe Street
Peoria, IL
Phone: (309) 497-2000

Peoria Heights Public Library
816 E. Glen Avenue
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Phone: (309) 682-5578
Fax: (309) 682-4457

Illinois State Library
300 S. 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1796
Phone: (217)785-5600
Toll Free (800) 665-5576
(within IL only)

USGenWeb Project
Peoria County, Illinois Archives

Illinois State Archives Online
Norton Building
Capitol Complex
Springfield, IL 62756
Phone: (217) 782-4682
Fax: (217) 524-3930

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (except on holiday weekends)

University of Illinois Archives
Room 19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL, 61801
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868

8:30 to 5:00 Monday - Friday

(NARA) National Archives & Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington DC 20408
Family History Centers
LDS Genealogy
Mormon Genealogy

Historical & Genealogical

Historical & Genealogical Societies are a great resource for local genealogical records and history of the area.

Chillicothe Historical Society
P. O. Box 181
Chillicothe , Illinois
Phone: (309) 274-9076

Peoria County Genealogical Society
PO Box 1489
Peoria, IL 61655-1489

Peoria Chapter
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Peoria German-American Central Society
7601 North Harker Drive
Peoria, Illinois 61615

Peoria Scottish-American Society

Czech & Slovak American Genealogy
Society of Illinois

Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois

Huguenot Society
of Illinois

National Huguenot Society (founded 1951)

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Illinois Society of the
Sons of the American Revolution (S.A.R.)

Illinois State Historical Societies

Jewish Genealogy
Society of Illinois

Quakers (Society of Friends) in Illinois

Swiss Anabaptist Genealogical Association
SAGA-OMII - omii.org

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Peoria County
Illinois Genealogy & Family History Resources

Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Alta, Bartonville, Belleview, Brimfield, Chillicothe, Dunlap, Elmwood, Glasford, Hanna City, Kingston Mines, Mapleton, Norwood, Pekin, Peoria, Peoria Heights, Princevile, Rome, West Peoria

Established: January 13, 1825
Parent County: Fulton
County Seat: Peoria

Adjacent Counties: Fulton, Knox, Stark, Tazewell, Woodford

  Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records

  Census, Voter and Tax Records
  Cemeteries & Burial Records
  Obituary & Newspaper Articles
  Immigration & Naturalization Records
  • Peoria County, Illinois Migrations Project
    They came for a season, they left and went where? Why did they go and who went with them? So many questions about the migrations of our ancestors.
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
    Updated annually, this database is an index to passengers who arrived in United States and Canadian ports from the 1500s through the 1900s. It contains listings of approximately 4,588,000 individuals and references thousands of different records compiled from everything from original passenger lists to personal diaries. For each individual listed, you may find the following information: name, age, year and place of arrival, and the source of the record.
  Military Records
  Land Records & Maps
  Church & Bible Records
  Court, Wills & Probate Records
  City & Farm Directories
  Genealogy & Family History Resources
  Biographies, Correspondence & Diaries
  Occupations, Education & Institutions
  Ethnic Genealogy Resources
  History & Culture
  • Illinois History
    A Historical Overview of Illinois from Native American Inhabitants through World War II
    by Rickie Lazzerini
  Museums & Historical Places
  Miscellaneous Resources

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