History and Genealogy
presented by Illinois Genealogy Trails

Welcome to the Genealogy Trails website for Tazewell County, Illinois

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing
genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.


We regret that we are unable to do personal research for anyone..
All data we come across will be added to this site.
We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we make to this site


Fan of Free Genealogy

Many thanks to these Fans of Free Genealogy for their contributions to this site:
Candi Horton
Al and Carole Martin
Desiree Rodcay


PEKIN is the county seat of TAZEWELL County Illinois

County Creation Time Line
1790-1801 Knox, Northwest Territory
1790-1812 St Clair
1812-1821 Madison
1817-1821 Bond
1821-1825 Sangamon
1825-1827 Peoria

1841: The present-day boundaries of Tazewell County were established.

Tazewell County was named for Lyttleton W Tazewell, an eminent lawyer, Governor, Representative in
Congress, and United States Senator from Virginia.

Delavan, East Peoria, Marquette Heights, Pekin & Washington

Armington, Creve Coeur, Deer Creek, Goodfield, Green Valley, Hopedale
Mackinaw, Minier, Morton, North Pekin, South Pekin, Tremont



Boyton, Cincinatti, Deer Creek, Delavan, Dillon, Elm Grove, Fondulac, Groveland
Hittle, Hopedale, Little Mackinaw, Mackinaw, Malone, Morton, Pekin, Sand Prairie, Tremont & Washington



Birth Records 

Cemetery Transcriptions

Census Records

Church Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles and Records

History Topics

History Books


Military Records

Miscellaneous Data

Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries and Death Notices

School Records

Wills and Probate

Jan 2018:  Fire news of 1897.  Obits for NETHERCOTT, SCHENCK
May 2017:  Site reorganized.  Now mobile friendly.  Added Vietnam War Casualties, World War 2 Casualties, Korean War Casualties.  Added the book "History of Tremont"   Obits for OGREN, CHIPMAN, MITCHELL, HERGET, IRVINE, CARSON, WOELFLE.  Gossip news item for CLEMENT

pekin police
Pekin Police 1905-6
photo submitted by dlbr


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We would very much like to make you part of this project. 
If you have information that you'd like to share about any town, family, county or subject,
please send it to us and we'll make sure it gets posted to the right county. 

Types of Data We're Looking to Post Online
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or if you have walked cemeteries and have transcribed those names and dates, and any other type of data you think would be helpful to researchers

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(This is to SUBMIT data only. We are unable to answer requests for research)

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