Library Contents

Richland County items

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Articles from the Olney Advocate newspaper 1886-1955 (Levi Tennyson scrapbooks)

Birth 1860-1920 Indexed from courthouse

Birth announcements asst’d 1986-1987   1993-2014

Bride and Groom 1841-1915 Indexed from courthouse

Cemetery Inscriptions Books – all local cemeteries,                                                most can be found on Find a Grave

City Directories – 1903, 1913, 1916, 1925, 1932, 1938, 1941, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1983, 2014                               New books added

County History Books – 1884, 1893, 1909, 1966, 1991, 2006

Death 1877-1940 Indexed from courthouse

Family History Book – 2014

Family History Sheets

Funeral Home records 1947-1967 (Summers Funeral Home)

Land Purchases – Original

Land Records asst’d   Now Indexed

Marriage, Anniversary and Divorce asst’d

Noble, IL History Book 1862-2012

Obituary asst’d 1970-2014 Indexed  —  some as early as late 1800’s  

  • New obits from Helen Reed collection

Olnean’s (East Richland High School yearbooks)  —  1929, 1930, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1959, 1960   New books added

Pedigree Files

Personal Family genealogy books

Plat Books

Richland Co Census – 1850-1930 Indexed — 1940 to be published soon

Rural community histories — Claremont, Noble, Dundas, Stringtown, Calhoun, Parkersburg, Berryville, Wynoose

Society Quarterlies  1977-2015  —  available for sale as PDF files on CD

Veterans information

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