Illinois, Tazewell County, Obituary Card Index from the Pekin Times (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Illinois, Tazewell County, Obituary Card Index from the "Pekin Times", 1914-2007
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Tazewell, Illinois, United States
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Location of Tazewell County, Illinois
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Record Description
Record Type Obituaries
Collection years 1914-2007
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What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of an obituary card index at the Pekin Public Library. It covers the years from 1914 to 2007.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Illinois, Tazewell County, Obituary Card Index from the "Pekin Times", 1914-2007.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Obituary Card

  • Full name of deceased
  • Date of birth
  • Date of death
  • Date of burial
  • Place of burial

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of death for your ancestor
  • The last known residence of your ancestor

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Surname Range to view the images


How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s obituary record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Search for the death certificate
  • Use the birth date or year to search for birth records
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries

Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Illinois.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
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Image Citation:
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