Genealogy Online Resources:

  • -  the world’s largest online family history resource — including historical records, photos, stories, family trees and a collaborative community of millions.
    You must be at a library computer to take advantage of all that the library edition of Ancestry.comhas to offer. Please ask a librarian if you need 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:

Photo of old timey family

  • Morton Newspapers Archives - 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.
  • Cauldron, Morton High School Yearbook - Digital archive of Morton High School yearbooks from 1925-1953. Look under "Browse by Title - Cauldron" or  by year.
  • Morton: A Pictorial History by Donald & Ruth Roth - View the digitized version of this book online. Look under "Browse by Title" (More+) for link.
  • Genealogy Assistance - available from master genealogist, Nancy Blackwell, by appointment. Contact the Help Desk (309-263-2200) at the library for more information.