LOCAL Historical Reference Collection (for in-library use only)

 
located at the Metamora Branch Library of the Illinois Priairie District Public Library  
TITLE   Author Material Year / Comments
           
1790-1890 Federal Population Census  A catalog of microfilm copies of the schedules National Archives Trust Fund Board Census and Index 1979 reprinted
1850 Federal Census   Marshall County, Illinois  Bernice C. Richard Marshall County Folk Art 1975 Federal Census
1860 Federal Census Marshall County Helen Raffensperger & ConnieSwanson Marshall County  1982 Federal Census
1900 Federal Population Census A catalog of microfilm copies of the schedules National Archives Trust Fund Board Census and Index 1979 reprinted
1920 Federal Population Census  A catalog of microfilm copies of the schedules National Archives Trust Fund Board Census and Index 1991 reprinted 
A Chronology of Illinois History  1673-1962 Margaret A. Flint  Illinois  1962 printed by authority of the State of Illinois, Otto Kerner, Governor 
A Jacquin Genealogy    Jacquin Family  Jacquin Family 1991 For family history 
Abraham Lincoln Sees Peoria An Historical and Pictorial Record of Seventeen Visits from 1832-1858 Ernest E. East Peoria and Lincoln 1939 very illustrated
Altas and Plat Book Peoria County, Illinois Rockford Map Publishers  Peoria County 1973 sponsored by Peoria County 4-H Federation 
American Indians  A select catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications  National Archives Trust Fund Board Census and Index 1984 Not printed at taxpayer expense 
Black Studies A select catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications  National Archives Trust Fund Board Census and Index 1984 Not printed at taxpayer expense 
Both Sides of the Ocean Amish-Mennonites from Switzerland To America J. Virgil Miller People and stories of Amish-Mennonite migrations 2002  
Bounty Lands in Ilinois War of 1812 introduction by James D. Walker Veteran Benefits 1977 originally published as House Document 262, 26th Congress, 1st session, 1840
Bus Route and Beyond   Dave Schwind Sowers Elementary  2004  
Complete Name Index to the History  of Logan County, Illinois 1886 Mrs. Linda S. Allison & Mrs. Harlin B. Taylor Logan County  1972 distributed by Heritage House, Thomson, Illinois 
Counties of Illinois  Their Origin and Evolution Michael J. Howlett  Illinois  ???? With 23 maps showing original and present county lines 
Counties of Illinois  Its early families and history Woodford County Historical Society  Kappa, Illinois 1978 Includes newspaper clippings and photographs 
Daughters of the American Revolution Illinois State Dictionary Mrs.Harry Gerard Seibert Members and Ancestors 1957 by Chapters
Daughters of the American Revolution Supplement to Illinois Ancestral Directory  Mrs. Charles A. Hofstetter Members and Ancestors 1962 by Chapters
Daughters of the American Revolution Bicentennial Supplement fo Illinois Ancestral Directory Mrs. Richard D. Nielsen Members and Ancestors 1976 by Chapters
El Paso Story The Centennial Book of El Paso, Illinois El Paso Story Committee El Paso 1954 sponsored by the El Paso Public Library Board 
Exploring Illinois New Unified Social Studies C.H. Pygman, John Prater Illinois 1955 social studies textbook 
Family Ties  dedicated to Clarence Francis Harris on the occasion of his 85th birthday  Mrs. Clarence Francis Harris  Harris Family  1991 For family history 
Farm & Home Plat & Directory  Woodford County, Illinois  Farm & Home Publishers  Plat & Directory  2000 The largest directory of its kind serving rural America 
Farm & Home Plat & Directory  Woodford County, Illinois  Farm & Home Publishers  Plat & Directory  2001 20th anniversary 
Farm & Home Plat & Directory  Woodford County, Illinois  Farm & Home Publishers  Plat & Directory  1999 The largest directory of its kind serving rural America 
Farm & Home Plat & Directory  Woodford County, Illinois  Farm & Home Publishers  Plat & Directory  1990 The largest directory of its kind serving rural America 
Farm & Home Plat & Directory  Woodford County, Illinois  Farm & Home Publishers  Plat & Directory  1991 10th anniversary 
Farm & Home Plat & Directory  Woodford County, Illinois  Farm & Home Publishers  Plat & Directory  1998 The largest directory of its kind serving rural America 
Farm & Home Plat & Directory  Woodford County, Illinois  Farm & Home Publishers  Plat & Directory  1997 The largest directory of its kind serving rural America 
Farm & Home Plat & Directory  Woodford County, Illinois  Farm & Home Publishers  Plat & Directory  1995 The largest directory of its kind serving rural America 
Farm & Home Plat & Directory  Woodford County, Illinois  Farm & Home Publishers  Plat & Directory  2007 The largest directory of its kind serving rural America 
Farm & Home Plat & Directory  Woodford County, Illinois  Farm & Home Publishers  Plat & Directory  2005 The largest directory of its kind serving rural America 
Farm & Home Plat & Directory  Woodford County, Illinois  Farm & Home Publishers  Plat & Directory  2004 The largest directory of its kind serving rural America 
Farm & Home Plat & Directory  Woodford County, Illinois  Farm & Home Publishers  Plat & Directory  2003 The largest directory of its kind serving rural America 
Farmers and Breeders of Woodford County, Illinois Prairie Farmer's Reliable Dictionary introduction by Burridge D. Butler, publisher Directory of farmers, breeders and merchants 1917 published by Prairie Farmer, Illinois' Oldest and Best Farm Paper
Flanagan Centennial  1881-1981 Centennial Committee Flanagan  1981 Centennial album 
French and Indians of Illinois River Second Edition N. Matson French and Indians 1874 published by Republican Job Printing Establishment
Gangloff Family History    Gene Gangloff Gangloff Family 2002 For family history 
Genealogy CD's    Barbara Surratt Genealogy ???? List of genealogy CD's owned by Barbara Surratt
Guide to Woodford County Historical Sites Bicentennial Commissions Woodford County Bicentennial Commision Metamora 1976 published by Woodford County Bicentennial Committee
He Knew Lincoln    Ida M. Tarbel  Abraham Lincoln  1907  
Henry Best Town in Illinois by a Dam Site Helen G. Raffensperger A specific book on Henry 1976 illustrated
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Peoria County edited by Newton Bateman, Paul Selby & David McCulloch Illinois & Peoria County 1901 Volume 1, illustrated 
History of Illinois Democracy  A history of the party and its representative member  Walter A. Townsend copyright Democratic Historical Association, Inc 1935 Volumes 1, 2, 3, & 4
History of Joseph and Catherine The children of Jacob Rich and Catherine Zimmerman Barbara Prince Jacob Rich  1991 For family history 
History of Logan County, Illinois A record of its settlement, organization, progress and achievement Pioneer Publishing Company Logan County  1911 Volume 2, illustrated
History of Peoria Steamboat Days 1975 History Book Staff Peoria 1975 Steamboat Days 1975
History of Putnam and Marshall Counties With some accounts of Bureau & Stark Counties Henry A. Ford Notices of old settlers, antiquities and lists of officers of from organizations  1860 reprinted 1981
History of the Cemeteries of Marshall County, Illinois Vol. 1 Whitefield and Henry Townships John F. Boose Cemeteries 1958 Under Auspices of the Marshall County Historical Society 
History of the United States From the discovery of America to the present time John Clark Ridpath a popular history 1876 from the aboriginal times
History of Woodford County A concise history of the settlement and growth of Woodford County Roy L. Moore Woodford County  1910 with Name Index
History of Woodford County A concise history of the settlement and growth of Woodford County Roy L. Moore Woodford County  2008 reproduction sponsored by Woodford County Historical Society
Holy Bible Old & New Testaments     1869 26th edition
Illinois  Land of Lincoln Allan Carpenter Illinois 1968 Sesqicentennial edition 
Illinois 1820 Federal Census of Illinois Lowell M. Volkel and James V. Gill  republished 1820 census records 1966 second printing 1977
Illinois 1840 Census Index  Counties Jersey-Marshall Maxine E. Wormer Census and Index 1975 Volume III
Illinois Farmers' Institute The Eighteenth Annual Report edited by H. A. McKeene  A hand-book of agriculture 1913 fifty thousand copies issued 
Illinois Libraries   Illinois State Library Advisory Committee Illinois Libraries 2000 Vol. 82 No. 2 
Illinois Libraries Newspapers in the Illinois State Historical Library Illinois State Library Advisory Committee Illinois Libraries 1988 Vol. 70 No. 3-4
Illinois Park, Parkway and Recreational Area Plan at the request of Governor Henry Horner Illinois State Planning Commission  Parks and recreations  1938 comprehensive report
Illinois State Atlas revised  Rockford Map Publishers   1980 copyright 1965 
Illinois State Library  Newspapers in the Historical Library Illinois State Historical Library Illinois Newspapers 1994 Vol. 1 Issue 1
Immigrant & Passenger Arrivals  A select catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications  National Archives Trust Fund Board Census and Index 1983 Not printed at taxpayer expense 
In Lincoln's Path  1964 Souvenir Book  Woodford County Old Settlers Association Metamora 1964 for 1964 Old Settlers Program 
Land Atlas and Plat Book Woodford County, Illinois  Rockford Map Publishers Woodford County  1989 Includes business directory and index to owners 
Land Atlas and Plat Book Woodford County, Illinois  Rockford Map Publishers    Woodford County  1983 Includes business directory and index to owners 
Land Atlas and Plat Book Woodford County, Illinois  Rockford Map Publishers    Woodford County  1986 Includes business directory and index to owners, 2 copies  
Land Atlas and Plat Book Woodford County, Illinois  Rockford Map Publishers    Woodford County  1991 Includes business directory and index to owners 
Land Atlas and Plat Book Tazewell County, Illinois Rockford Map Publishers Tazewell County 1979 Includes business directory and index to owners
Land Atlas and Plat Book Woodford County, Illinois  Rockford Map Publishers Woodford County  1979 Includes business directory and index to owners, pages 15-16 missing 
Land Atlas and Plat Book Marshall-Putnam County  Rockford Map Publishers Marshall-Putnam County  1977 Includes business directory and index to owners
Life of Abraham Lincoln  Early history, political career and speeches Joseph H. Barrett Abraham Lincoln  1865 Messages, proclamations and letters 
Life of William McKinley  and complete story of his assassination  Marshall Everett William McKinley 1901 Profusely illustrated 
Lincoln at Metamora a re-enactment  Ivan Sparling  Lincoln's mother 1976 presented by the Metamora Bicentennial Commision
Living Traditions Marshall County Folk Art Today Tandy Lacy Marshall County Folk Art 1988 published by Sun Foundation
Love God and Your Neighbor The Life and Ministry of Christian Engel Steven R. Estes Christian Engel 1993 published for Illinois Mennonite Historical and Genealogical Society 
Marriage Records Index Tazewell County, Illinois David C. Perkins 1827-1877 1982 published by Tazewell County Genealogical Society, Volumes 1, 2 & 3
Memoirs of Tilman R. Smith  written 1996-1998 Tilman R. Smith Tilman R. Smith 1998 For family history 
Metamora   C. Henry Smith Metamora 1947 contains two sketches previously published in The Metamora Herald
Metamora Album  1836-1986 Metamora Women's Club Metamora 1986 Sesquicentennial album, 10 copies 
Metamora Courthouse A Lincoln Memorial Metamora Courthouse Metamora Courthouse 1995 In observance of its 150th anniversary, 2 copies
Metamora Old Settlers 1952 Souvenir Book Woodford County Historical Society  Metamora 1952 for 1952 Old Settlers Program 
Metamora Past and Present 1968 Souvenir Book  Woodford County Old Settlers Association Metamora 1968 for 1968 Old Settlers Program, 3 copies
Metamora Remembers 1966 Souvenir Book Woodford County Old Settlers Association Metamora 1966 for 1966 Old Settlers Program, 3 copies
Nancy Hanks The Story of Abraham Lincoln's Mother Caroline Hanks Hitchcock Lincoln's mother 1899 illustrated
Newspapers in Illinois State Historical Library    Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Illinois Newspapers 1998 listing of newspapers 
Oakwood Cemetery Metamora, Illinois   alphabetical listing  1993 from 1869 charter
Plat Book  Marshall County, Illinois  W.H. Hixson & Co.  Marshall County ???? Not dated 
Plat Book  Woodford County, Illinois  Scheirer Insurance & Real Estate Woodford County  1979 Included city street maps and index of owners 
Portrait and Biographical Album of Knox County, Illinois  Portrait and Biographical Album Chapman Brothers Portraits and Biographies 1886 Volumes 1 and 2
Portrait and Biographical Album of Woodford County, Illionois Portrait and Biographical Record Chapman Brothers Portraits and Biographies 1889 reproduction sponsored by Woodford County Historical Society, 1st original 186 pages omitted 
Reconnaissance Report for Channel Clearing  Partridge Creek, Woodford County, Illinois US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District  Woodford County  1982 With enviromental assessment 
Resource Books and Genealogical CD's  in my home library Barbara Surratt Genealogy ???? List of genealogy CD's and resource books 
Roanoke Centennial History  Bridging the years Roanoke Centennial Association Roanoke 1974 Centennial album 
Roanoke's 125th Celebration May 27-29, 1999 The Memory Book Committee Roanoke 1999 125th anniversay album, 2 copies 
Secor Centennial Book 1857-1957 Secor Centennial Committee Secor 1957 Centennial album 
Soldiers of 1812 Bounty Land Grants  Bloomington-Normal Genealogical Society Woodford County  1968 reprint, original 1913
Spring Bay Melon Festival  25th Anniversary American Legion Post No. 1115 & its Auxiliary Spring Bay Melon Festival   1975 25th anniversay album 
Tazewell County Illinois 1860 Census & Index Eastern Half Tazewell Country Genealogical Society Census and Index 1984 Washington, Morton, Deer Creek, Tremont, Mackinaw, Hopedale, Little Mackinaw, Boynton, Hittle
Tazewell County Illinois 1860 Census & Index Western Half Tazewell Country Genealogical Society Census and Index 1986 Fondulac, Groveland, Elm Grove, Dillon, Delavan, Malone, Sand Prairie, Cincinnati, Pekin, Spring Lake
Tazewell County Illinois Cemeteries by townships Bennie and Betty Murphy Tazewell County 1979 Volumes 1 - 6 
The Autobiography of George A. Zeller, M.D.      George A. Zeller 1995 published by Peoria County Genealogical Society 
The Biographical Record of Livingston and Woodford Counties, Illinois Reprinted S.J. Clarke Publishing  Biographies 1900 illustrated
The History of Woodford County, Illinois Some Notes on  Burrus Dickinson Notes from lectures 1986 from non-credit course taught @ Eureka College three times between 1980-1985, two copies 
The Illinois Country  1673-1818 Clarence Walworth Alvord Early Illinois 1920 The Centennial History of Illinois, Volume 1 
The Illustrious Life of William McKinley  Our martyred president  Murat Halstead  William McKinley 1901 Superbly illustrated
The Industrial State 1870-1893 Ernest Ludlow Bogart & Charles Manfred Thompson Illinois History 1920 The Centennial History of Illinois, Volume 4
The Jubilee Diary April 10, 1980-April 19, 1981 David Pichaske Jubilee College 1982 published by Ellis Press, Peoria, Illinois
The Krumholz Family Album    Krumholz Family  Krumholz Family ???? For family history 
The Past and Present of Woodford County, Illinois A history of the county W.H. Perrin Woodford County  1878 Includes lithograph portraits, war records and township directories
The Past and Present of Woodford County, Illinois A history of the county W.H. Perrin Woodford County  1979 reproduction sponsored by Woodford County Historical Society
The Past and Present of Woodford County, Illinois A history of the county W.H. Perrin Woodford County  1979 reproduction sponsored by Woodford County Historical Society, 2nd copy
The Peoria Directory  for 1844 S. De Witt Drown  Early discovery, history, & an alphabetical list of head of familes 1844 And much other statistical information never before published 
The Perfect Tribute   Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews Abraham Lincoln  1906 three copies 
The Pride of Peoria Recipes and Reminiscences  Junior League of Peoria, Inc Peoria recipes 1982 to foster interest in their community 
The Story of Our Parish  St. Mary's of Lourdes Father Gabriel Linfert 100th anniversary of the building of Lourdes church 1980 group effort, 2 copies (1 unbound) 
The Story of the Geologic Making of Southern Illinois Educational Series No. 1 Stuart Weller State Geological Survey  1931 reprinted 
The Turn of a Century A Village Centennial George A. Zeller  Spring Bay Centennial  1936 Oldest unchartered village in the state, unbound 
The Wagner-Belsly Family Record   Mable Malone Kastien Wagner-Belsly Family 1939 For family history 
The Wonderful Wacky World of Mr. Dave    Dave Schwind Sowers Elementary  2008  
The Woodford County History Published in conjunction with the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the State of Illinois Woodford County Sesquicentennial History Committee 150 years of Woodford County 1968 covers 1818-1968, three copies, with Name Index
Thirty Years in Washington  Life and Scenes in our National Capital  Mrs. John A. Logan  wonderful operations and important functions 1901 Superbly illustrated
Toluca 75 Years of Progress Toluca Toluca 1968 75 year anniversary album 
Where to Write for Vital Records  Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Divorces U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services  Vital Records 1984 Includes changes as of June 1986
Woodford County Bicentennial Calendar Woodford County Historical Sites Woodford County Bicentennial Commision Woodford County  1976 Calendar for 1976-1977
Woodford County, Illinois Informative, Historical, Pictorial Review of  John Drury Historical Narrative with Maps and Aerial Photographs 1955 American Aerial County History Series, No. 23
Woodford County, Illinois  1850 Federal Census  Bloomington-Normal Genealogical Society 1850 census 1979 from Seventh Federal Census

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