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All locations of Peoria Public Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday November 22 and 23. All locations will also be closed for construction on Saturday and Sunday November 24 and 25. The Friendly Finds Used Bookstore at Main Library will be closed November 19 through 24.

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More Undertakers’ Records at Peoria Public Library

by Amber Lowery, Local History and Genealogy

Last year, an incredible part of Peoria’s history was rediscovered in a forgotten storage space, thanks to the work of Bob Hoffer. Undertakers’ Records for Peoria County 1872-1915 are an incredible wealth of information for those researching their family history in the Peoria area. The Peoria County Genealogical Society was granted permission to transcribe these records and make the information available. The first volume was completed last year to the delight of many. As of last week, the second book, covering from 1882-1899, was printed and bound in two volumes. Volumes 2A (1882-1890) and 2B (1890-1899) will be available for research in the Local History and Genealogy section of the Main Library.