Genealogy Online Resources:

  • Ancestry.com -  the world’s largest online family history resource — including historical records, photos, stories, family trees and a collaborative community of millions. Use Ancestry.com at our library computer for access to more of their resources. Please ask a librarian for assistance.
  • Heritage Quest - click here to access a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Morton Library card number required for access.

Local Resources:

  • Digital Archives of Morton Library - A digital database of local Morton and Tazewell newspapers dating back to 1909. A recent version of Adobe Reader is required. Recommended browsers include Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. Click the "Help" tab on Digital Archive website for instructions using Chrome as your browser.
  • Genealogy Assistance - available from master genealogist, Nancy Blackwell, by appointment. Contact the Help Desk (309-263-2200) at the library for more information.
  • Genealogy Corner - Get acquainted with genealogy and learn some useful tips. Meets the last Tuesday of the month, March through November. Contact the library for more information.
  • Morton History Room - excellent resource for local Morton history.