Librarians are eager to help genealogists in their research in the Library, by telephone, by mail, and by email request. Librarians will perform limited searches for the modest fees outlined below.
The Library staff will research one family (husband/wife/children) in one county per request. Do not send family group sheets, charts, pedigrees, etc. when making your request.
Be sure to include your name, address, and telephone number on all correspondence. Please send just one request at a time. Do not send additional queries until your initial query is answered. Please be patient. The Library receives scores of requests and each request requires thorough research and the composition of a written reply.
Visit the Contact Us page to submit an inquiry.
Newspapers searches, including obituaries, are available through the Library’s Newspaper Collection.
To order photocopies or to request permission to use copies for purposes beyond personal research and reference, contact the ALPL genealogical librarian and review our Permission to Use Agreement and Fee Schedule.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library112 N. 6th StSpringfield, IL 62701-1507
(217) 524-6358 Genealogy printed materials(217) 557-8830 Newspapers/Obituaries