107 NE Monroe Peoria, Illinois 61602-1070

Peoria Public Library is OPEN for BRIEF BROWSING and COMPUTER APPOINTMENTS. Contact-Free CURBSIDE PICKUP is still available.

 

 

NEW CURBSIDE HOURS: AVAILABLE AT ANY LOCATION UNTIL 5 P.M. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF McCLURE BRANCH, WHICH IS CLOSED FROM 1-2 P.M.

Due to a power outage, Lincoln Branch closed at 5:00 p.m. today (Thursday, October 22).

NEW CURBSIDE HOURS: AVAILABLE AT ANY LOCATION UNTIL 5 P.M. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF McCLURE BRANCH, WHICH IS CLOSED FROM 1-2 P.M.

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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.