Please be specific about what
you're looking for - and be as specific as possible with names,
dates, and places. We cannot search other counties.
If you need documents from the Peoria County Courthouse,
please contact them directly. We can only check the
indexes up to 1916.
We ask for a minimum donation of
$10 per surname, and 25¢
per page for copies. Your donations are greatly
appreciated, and will help the PCGS help you!
What we can do
to assist in your research:
1) Search our holdings and PCGS
publications at the Peoria Public Libary, which includes:
Peoria County History.
* 1873 Peoria County Atlas
* Prairie Roots Index and
file (Society's quarterly).
2) Make one
trip to the Peoria Public Library and:
** Check the newspaper
microfile for obituary (if exact date is given).
** Check the printed 1850,
1860 & 1870 Peoria County Census.
** Check the printed 1888
Peoria city census
** Check Peoria City
3. Perform limited research at
the Peoria County Courthouse
approximate or exact date.
*** Specify the record to
be searched (birth and death records begin in 1877;
marriage records begin in 1825; access to the indexes only
*** We will search
land records for an additional fee of $15 per hour for a
basic search, plus copy charges.