Research Requests

When unable to visit our library, you may request the following searches. Choose as many as you like. A minimum fee of $5.00 required with your first query and advance payment must accompany request. You will be billed for the cost of copies required and additional postage when material is returned.

To help us research your request, please include the following:

  • Supply full names
  • Give approximate dates
  • Be as specific in location as possible
  • Send ancestry and/or family charts if possible
  • **NOTE Data from your charts, along with any research done by our staff, may be added to our databases for future reference**
  • Please allow 2 – 4 weeks for response
  • Please enclose a SASE for your return copies
  • Print the following form, fill out as much as possible and mail to 408 N. Main, Paris, IL, 61944

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Name____________________________________Phone_______________Date__________

Address______________________________City________________ST_______Zip________

Please circle fee of search(es) desired and mail to ECGL, 408 N. Main, Paris,IL 61944

Edgar County MARRIAGES, 1823-1914(from ECGS abstracts)
With only surnames given . . . . . . . $5/each
With Full names and dates . . . . . . .$2/each
Groom/Bride Names________________________________Dates________________
(Certificates are not available from ECGL)

Edgar County Cemetery Records;Shutt’s Death/Burials 1877-1925 $5/each
Surname 1 _________________________ Surname 2____________________________ (Limit 2 per request)

Indicies Edgar County ESTATES/WILLS, MISC PROBATES 1823-1963   $2/each
Surnames, Individuals (2 per request)
_____________________________________ & _______________________________

Edgar County HISTORIES – 1879 – 1905 – 1976    $2 per name/year
Surnames, Individuals (2 per request)
______________________________________& _______________________________

U S CENSUS of Edgar County 1850 – 1860 – 1870 – 1880    $2 each census/search
1840 free (Circle years needed; 1850 lists full origins of most persons listed)
Surnames, Individuals (2 per request)
______________________________________& _______________________________

OBIT FILES from ECGS & GL Scrapbooks of news clippings     $5/each
(Complete from Paris Beacon-News 1985-2011, random obits, deaths 1880′s-1984)
Individuals
______________________________________& _______________________________

SURNAMES FILES to Genealogies, ECGL Database & Vertical file    $5/each
Surnames (2 per request)
_____________________________________& ________________________________

OTHER RESOURCES in surrounding, adjoining counties
Sometimes a search may extend into the Counties of Clark, Coles, Douglas,
or Vermilion, Illinois and/or Vigo or Vermillion, Indiana.
_____Check here if you wish for us to continue your search and bill you.
_____Check here if you wish us to stop before searching further.


PAF_____SEARCH FEES $________ Searched by _____________ Date ____________
____Copies @ 25c ______Copies @10c=$____________Plus Postage ___________for mailing
Total $_______________-Advance Payment $_______________= Balance Due, ____________.