Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition provides access to all resources available through Ancestry.com and may be used from any library computer or from any personal device connected to the library’s wireless Internet.
FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. For over 100 years, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing – free of charge – genealogical records and is now the largest genealogy organization in the world. Click Here to visit Family Search.
Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection
This collection contains 129 newspaper titles, 150,215 issues comprising 1,560,385 pages and 6,887,660 articles including select editions of the Chillicothe Independent (1881-1885). Since 2005, the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library at the University of Illinois has been developing unique digital newspaper content. The works collected here include digital facsimiles of newspapers and trade journals in a variety of fields. Users may search, browse, tag, and correct OCR text to improve searchability and access. Click Here to visit IDNC
Illinois Digital Archives
The Illinois Digital Archives (IDA) was created in 2000 as a repository for the digital collections of the Illinois State Library as well as other libraries and cultural institutions in the State of Illinois. You can find photographs, slides, glass negatives, oral histories, manuscripts, letters, federal government documents, postcards, maps, and much more.
IVC High School Yearbooks
Also available is an extensive collection of year books from the Chillicothe Township High School and Illinois Valley Central High School. Click Here to view our online Yearbook Archive.
Digital Public Library of America
Chillicothe Public Library is proud to house a selection of historical newspapers.
We have physical copies of the Chillicothe Enquirer (1922 – 1927). Also the Chillicothe Times Bulletin (1922-1980).
With the help of SEAPCO co-op student Megan Kelley, we have began to digitize this rare newspaper collection.
To date, we have been able to digitize the following year(s):
Chillicothe Enquirer 1922
The library also has the Chillicothe Times Bulletin on microfilm dating back more than 100 years.