Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society

  • Pekin, IL
  • http://www.tcghs.org

Mission Statement

The Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, educational research institution whose mission is to stimulate interest, to collect, preserve, and safeguard records, and to provide related educational services for the purpose of increasing and enriching public knowledge of our heritage.

Main Programs

  1. Monthly Meetings/Presentations
  2. Library
  3. Record Preservation

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Service Areas

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International

We support individuals, families, and groups interested in tracing persons, incidents, and events in history, especially in Tazewell County, Illinois.  We also have resources from all over the U.S. and the World.  We also have one of the largest set of resources covering the Ostfriesland area of Germany.

Are approximately 400 members are from all over the U.S. and several foreign countries.

ruling year

1980

Principal Officer since 2016

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Charlotte Jibben

Keywords

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tazewell county, history, genealogy, library, family history, illinois, pekin, ostfriesland

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Also Known As

TCGHS

EIN

37-1052895

 Number

5685153366

Physical Address

719 N. 11th Street

Pekin, IL 61554

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Some of the Society's major achievements over the last year.

Indexed and preserved over 10,000 original Tazewell County deeds, titles and mortgages from 1830-1929
Digitized and published Atlas Map of Tazewell County, Illinois.  - 1873 (Andreas, Lyter & Co.)  on CD-ROM
Digitized and published History of Tazewell County – 1879 (Chas. C. Chapman & Co.) on CD-ROM
Digitized and published Portrait & Biographical Record -- Tazewell & Mason Counties (Biographical Publishing Co. 1894) on CD-ROM
Installed a sound system and permanently mounted a projector to facilitate making presentations at our library
Continued adding additional resources (books, CD-ROMS, etc.)to our collection

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Monthly Meetings/Presentations

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Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 2

Library

We currently have between 10-15,000 volumes in our library that are av

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 3

Record Preservation

A major part of our society's mission is "to collect, preserve, and safeguard records"

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

We support individuals, families, and groups interested in tracing persons, incidents, and events in history, especially in Tazewell County, Illinois.  We also have resources from all over the U.S. and the World.  We also have one of the largest set of resources covering the Ostfriesland area of Germany.

Are approximately 400 members are from all over the U.S. and several foreign countries.

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Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Charlotte Jibben

BIO

Charlotte Jibben is a long term member of our society and has served on the board several times over the years. She also created and maintains our Facebook page.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, educational research institution whose mission is to stimulate interest, to collect, preserve, and safeguard records, and to provide related educational services for the purpose of increasing and enriching public knowledge of our heritage.

We are a totally self-funded volunteer organization with around 400 members. We have a library building that currently contains about 15,000 volumes for researchers to use. Our society was created in 1978 by a group of people interested in the history of Tazewell County and it's residents. Many of those original members are still active in the society.

The purpose of the Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society is:

To seek, preserve, and make available pertinent data for the use of individuals, families, and groups interested in tracing persons, incidents, and events in history as they took place, especially in Tazewell County.
To inform people of the value of and need for the preservation of family and local history.
To encourage the preservation of public and private records of educational, patriotic, historical, and individual personal significance, and to promote publication of related materials for public use.
To receive, hold, and invest moneys, dues, gifts, sales receipts, interest, etc., and to hold and administer property for the benefit of the Society and its educational purposes as provided in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Charlotte Jibben

Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society

Term: Jan 2016 - Feb 2018

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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