Piatt County Historical and Genealogical Society


1115 N. State Street, Suite 119

Monticello Illinois 61856

Open - Monday and Wednesday 1:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Extended hours on the first two Mondays of each month 1:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Except Holidays

Or By Appointment

Phone: 217-762-9997

E-Mail: piatthistory@gmail.com



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The Society rooms hold a wealth of research materials, including but not limited to:

  • Local Newspapers
  • Local Census Records
  • Index card file - thousands of cards of marriages, births, deaths, etc.
  • Historic County Court Records fill one room (criminal records, tax assesor records, wills, etc.)
  • Family Files
  • Military Records
  • Piatt County Cemetery Lists
  • Research books of nearby Illinois counties and some states.


Check here for more detailed information about our library holdings.


Our volunteers will gladly help you with your research while you are in our library or do the research for you if can't travel to our Library.


Queries can be published in the Quarterly. Please let us know if you would like your query published.


The more details you provide to us in your request the less time it will take for us to do research.



If we do the research for you our rates are as follows:


Simple Lookup - Free (less than a half an hour of research; email or phone response only)

Regular Research fees - $10.00 per hour

Copy fees - are 15 cents for members and 20 cents for non-members

Postage - current postal rates will be charged for larger research projects


Please let us know ahead of time if you have any spending limits. We will send an invoice detailing your charges. Please make checks payable to: Piatt Co. Hist. & Gen. Society.




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Copyright Piatt County Historical and Genealogical Society: 2007 to 2015

This page last revised: September 2015