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

Phone: (309) 682-4073


Open Hours:

  • Tuesday 10:00AM-2:00PM & 6:00PM-8:00PM
  • Wednesday 6:30PM-8:30PM by appointment only (call (309) 645-3288)
  • Thursday 6:00PM-8:00PM
  • Saturday  9:30AM-12:00PM

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

Scheduled Closures during 2012:

  • Saturday, March 31, 2012
  • Saturday, April 7, 2012
  • Saturday, September 8, 2012
  • Saturday, October 6, 2012
  • Saturday, October 20, 2012
  • November 20, 2012 – November 24, 2012
  • December 18, 2012 – January 3, 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.