Get acquainted with the past.

The Genealogy and Local History Room is located on the second floor of the Main Library. It provides materials and support for research in:

  • Family history
  • History of Warren County and the surrounding area

The collection has a large number of books, booklets, microfilm and microfiche as well as some scrapbooks of interest.

The primary focus of the collection is Warren County and adjacent counties although it contains materials on other Illinois counties, on the state of Illinois and on other states, particularly those states from which our ancestors came.

  • Warren County Histories
  • Obituaries from local newspapers
  • Newspapers on microfilm 1846-present
  • Monmouth City Directories
  • Federal Census Materials
  • Birth, Death and Marriage Records
  • Atlas and Plat Books
  • DAR Records, National and Local Yearbooks of local schools and Monmouth College
  • Cemetery Records
  • Materials on Churches
  • Towns and Villages Information
  • Ralph Eckley Articles
  • Family Histories
  • Hugh Moffet Articles

We also offer publications you can purchase.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Room is available without assistance.

Beginning at 10:00 A.M. or by appointment
Assistance available.