Local History and Genealogy

Your library card number can be found under the barcode on the back of your library card, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN) is the last four digits of your card number.

Illinois State Archives

This is a free site on Illinois history or genealogy. It lists Civil War and other Military Records, Public Domain Land Tract Sales, IL Statewide Marriage Index 1763 – 1900, IL Statewide Death Index Pre-1916, IL Statewide Death Index 1916 – 1950.

HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest OnlineTM combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with access to selected U.S. Federal Census Records (1790-1930); thousands of family and local history books; and a comprehensive subject index of over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles.

FamilySearch

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. The records span billions of names across hundreds collections – including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more. It is a service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

ALA & ALSC Great Websites for Kids

Great Websites for Kids is a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14. Suggested sites are evaluated before adding by members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. Newly evaluated and accepted sites are added to the database three times a year.