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Genealogy at Allerton Public Library District

Max Hency Local History Room

Genealogical items in Local History Room are non-circulating


Some Resources Available include:

  • HISTORY OF PIATT COUNTY, ILLINOIS BY EMMA PIATT C1883

  • HISTORY OF DEWITT AND PIATT COUNTIES, ILLINOIS BY CHAPMAN BROTHERS C1891

  • PAST AND PRESENT OF PIATT COUNTY, ILLINOIS BY CHARLES MCINTOSH C1903

  • PIATT COUNTY HISTORY BY FRANCIS SHONKWILER C1917

  • THE GOOD LIFE IN PIATT COUNTY BY JESSE MORGAN C1968

  • PIATT COUNTY STATE CENSUS FOR 1855 AND 1865

  • U.S. FEDERAL CENSUS FOR PIATT COUNTY, ILLINOIS 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930

  • PIATT COUNTY, ILLINOIS CEMETERIES INDEXED BY TOWNSHIP

  • PIATT COUNTY, ILLINOIS MARRIAGE INDEX 1841-1910

  • PIATT COUNTY, ILLINOIS BIRTH INDEX 1877-1916

  • PIATT COUNTY, ILLINOIS ATLASES (INDEXED) 1865, 1875, 1896, 1910, 1927

  • PIATT COUNTY, ILLINOIS NEWSPAPERS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON MICROFILM. 1874 TO THE PRESENT.

  • Please sign in at Circulation Desk for access to Local History Room. It closes 15 minutes prior to Library closing.


    Computers in Local History Room are for Historical and Genealogical research ONLY.


    Self service copying/printing in the Local History Room is $.15 per black and white page.


    Genealogical Databases

     

    Heritage Quest

    Requires 14 digit Library Card number

     

     

     

    IL State Archives

     

     

     

    World Vital Records

     

     

     


    ancestry.com
    can be accessed only from the Library

    Search online through 100+ years of local newspapers, yearbooks and other documents in the Digital Newspaper Archive. No library card required.

     

    Allerton Public Library District Digital Newspaper Archives

     

    Please be aware that newspapers in the Digital Archive do not always contain all months in a particular year.

  • ATWOOD 1911 ~ 1999
  • BEMENT 1876 ~ 1978, + yearbooks
  • CERRO GORDO 1908 ~ 1999, + yearbooks
  • DELAND 1902 ~ 1975
  • HAMMOND 1904 ~ 1949
  • MANSFIELD 1916 ~ 1947, + yearbooks
  • MONTICELLO 1865 ~ 1999, + yearbooks
  • Allerton Public Library District uses HistoryPin to display its large collection of historical photographs.

    Not all images are identified and information on any particular photograph is welcome. Email info@monticellolibrary.org with the online photograph title and any additional information that can be added to its description.

    See what We've pinned on Historypin

    Local History Collection

    Allerton Public Library maintains a Local History Collection in the Max Hency Local History Room at the Library.

     

    The Library collects photographs, maps, print materials and non-print materials (including oral histories) focusing on Piatt County, Illinois.

     

    A brief history of Allerton Public Library is available as well.