Tazewell County Genealogical Historical Society – “…increasing and enriching public knowledge of ou

Web Name: Tazewell County Genealogical Historical Society – “…increasing and enriching public knowledge of ou

WebSite: http://www.tcghs.org





(309) 477-3044Map DirectionsMailing Address:PO Box 312Pekin, Illinois 61555-0312Contact Us 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! An Underground Railroad Conductor recognition ceremony is being held at Prairie View Cemetery in Delavan More Jared Olar, library assistant at Pekin Public Library, will present Pekin s Ladies and Literacy: How the leading women of Pekin created the city s original library. . More Joe Hutchinson, current Department Commander of the Department of Illinois, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will present Civil War Uniform Identification and How to Find Records for your Civil War Ancestor  More A Historical Tidbit is ashort Tazewell County related article.It could be a 5 or 6 page story but could be as simple as afamily 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: 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 and worldwide pandemics) – 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! Now Taking OrdersAnnual Terri Lynn Nut & Candy FundraiserPlace your Order by October 5! Our 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!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 5.  Delivery will be  in late October/early November. We ask you pick up your orders by November 30.No orders will be processed until payment has been received!We will only be placing one order this year so there will be minimal 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! 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 CollectionWe 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 September 2021 issue of The Monthly: Pekin Junior Women's Club – names we have (Lois Scrogin, Lonn Timke, __ Kohlbacher, Frances Hancock, Donna Coryell, Harriet Higgins, Mae Sarff, __ Maxwell, Ruth Saal) are not in seated order. Can anyone place the right names with the right person and fill in the blanks? Tazewell County Sheriff's Posse about 1963 - on the far left is Sheriff George Sweeter (1907-1964). He was Sheriff from 1962 to 1964. According to our notes, Helen Deitrich (George's daughter) donated the image. Photo taken on James Field (101 South 9th Street) in Pekin. A car dealer (Ford?) and St. Paul United Church of Christ can be seen in the background. Can you identify the other members of the posse? 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 the Mystery Photos we have posted over the past several months!  Perhaps you can identify one of them. Visit Us Ehrlicher Research Center719 N 11th StreetPO Box 312Pekin, IL 61555-0312(309) 477-3044Contact TCGHSMap Directions

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