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== Collection Time Period  ==
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The collection covers the years 1914-2007.
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== Record Description  ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This Collection will include records from 1914 to 2007.<br>
  
 
The collection consists of images of obituaries and a card index from the Pekin Public Library in Pekin, Illinois.  
 
The collection consists of images of obituaries and a card index from the Pekin Public Library in Pekin, Illinois.  
  
=== Record Content ===
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Newspapers included obituaries from their beginning issues.
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For an alphabetical list of records currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1447328/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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Obituaries were written as a public announcement of death.
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The information is generally reliable, but may contain some inaccuracies.
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
  
These records generally contain the following information:
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{{Collection citation| text= Pekin Public Library. Obituary Card Index from the Pekin Times. Pekin Public Library, Peking, Illinois. }}
  
*Name of deceased  
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[[Illinois, Pekin Public Library Obituaries (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
*Date and place of death
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*Residence
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== Record Content  ==
*Names of family members
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*Cause of death  
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[[Image:Illinois, Pekin Public Library Obituaries DGS 4265795 48.jpg|thumb|right]]
*Date and place of burial
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*Undertaker
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The key genealogical Facts in these Obituary Index cards may include the following information:
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*Full name of deceased  
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*Date of birth
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*Date of death  
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*Date of Burial
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*Place of burial
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
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To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the Surname Range which takes you to the images.
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
  
 
To begin your search you will need to know the following:  
 
To begin your search you will need to know the following:  
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*The person’s last known residence
 
*The person’s last known residence
  
Once you have located your ancestor’s obituary, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These records are often brief so it can be easy to&nbsp;confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.  
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Once you have located your ancestor’s obituary, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These records are often brief so it can be easy to confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.  
  
 
Next, look at the pieces of information given in the obituary for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.  
 
Next, look at the pieces of information given in the obituary for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.  
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
Newspapers included obituaries from their beginning issues.
 
 
=== Why this Record Was Created  ===
 
 
Obituaries were written as a public announcement of death.
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
The information is generally reliable, but may contain some inaccuracies.
 
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Tazewell County, Illinois|Tazewell County, Illinois]]  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Illinois Illinois]
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*[[Illinois Obituaries|Illinois Obituaries]]
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*[[Tazewell County, Illinois|Tazewell County, Illinois]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
 
  
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
 
  
== Sources of information for This Collection  ==
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Illinois, Tazewell County, Obituary Card Index from the "Pekin Times", 1914-2007." ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org). Pekin Public Library, Pekin, Illinois. FHL digital images, 33 digital folders, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->
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"Illinois, Tazwwell County, Obituary Card Index from the "Pekin Times", 1914-2007" digital images ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org) accessed 21 March 2012). Mrs. Eleanore L. Engel, died July 21 1912; Ellis, Mary-Fornoff, Albert&gt;Image 256; Pekin Public Library, Pekin, Illinois, United States.  
  
The suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the following article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article: [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:How_to_Create_Source_Citations_For_FamilySearch_Historical_Records_Collections Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.]  
  
 
[[Category:Illinois|Vital Records]]
 
[[Category:Illinois|Vital Records]]

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Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1914 to 2007.

The collection consists of images of obituaries and a card index from the Pekin Public Library in Pekin, Illinois.

Newspapers included obituaries from their beginning issues.

For an alphabetical list of records currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Obituaries were written as a public announcement of death.

The information is generally reliable, but may contain some inaccuracies.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Pekin Public Library. Obituary Card Index from the Pekin Times. Pekin Public Library, Peking, Illinois.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Illinois, Pekin Public Library Obituaries DGS 4265795 48.jpg

The key genealogical Facts in these Obituary Index cards may include the following information:

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

How to Use the Record

To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the Surname Range which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

To begin your search you will need to know the following:

  • The person’s name
  • The approximate death date
  • The person’s last known residence

Once you have located your ancestor’s obituary, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These records are often brief so it can be easy to confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.

Next, look at the pieces of information given in the obituary for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

For example:

  • Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.
  • Use the birth date along with relative’s names to find the family in census records.
  • Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church and land 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.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.

Related Websites

Pekin Public Library

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Illinois, Tazwwell County, Obituary Card Index from the "Pekin Times", 1914-2007" digital images FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org) accessed 21 March 2012). Mrs. Eleanore L. Engel, died July 21 1912; Ellis, Mary-Fornoff, Albert>Image 256; Pekin Public Library, Pekin, Illinois, United States.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article: Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.