Peoria Illinois Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

Address 3700 West Reservoir, Peoria, IL 61615

  • Park at the far end of the parking lot, walk down the walkway on the SouthWest side off the building.  Enter the building at the far entrance.  Once inside the small vestibule you will need to press the button for the Family History Center.  A consultant will answer the phone and remotely unlock the door so that you may enter the building.  The Family History Center is located straight down the hallway on the left.
  • Location on Map

FHC phone: (309) 682-4073

Director's phone:  (309) 645-3288


Hours of Operation (January - May 2013)

Volunteers will be available to help you during the following times. There is no need to make a prior appointment.

  • Tuesday:  10:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Thursday: 12:00PM – 2:00PM
  • Saturday:  9:30AM – 12:00PM

During inclement weather please call before you come.  The center will not open if volunteers cannot safely arrive.

Appointment-Only Hours

Volunteers may be available to help you on the following days by prior appointment only.  Please call the listed volunteer at least one day in advance to arrange for the center to be open at a mutually convenient time.

  • Wednesday evening:  Call Sister Mason   (309) 637-7303
  • Thursday evening:      Call Sister Smallwood   (309) 253-8757
  • Sunday afternoon:      Call Sister Copley   (309) 645-3288

Scheduled Closures

  • Saturday, March 1, 2013
  • Thursday, April 4, 2013
  • Saturday, April 6, 2013

Film due dates will not be affected by scheduled closures.

Center Resources


Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal: This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Hardware and Equipment

This center has the following equipment available for patron use:

  • Six computers equipped with the FHC Portal.
  • Two printers.
  • Seven microfilm readers.
  • One microfiche reader.
  • One microfilm/microfiche printer.


Resources in the Local Area

The Peoria Public Library has an extensive Genealogy area located in the basement of the Main Branch. </fck:hr>