Genealogy Assistance Request

If a patron needs help finding local history or family history information the library will complete research for a fee.

The charge is $5 for each 30 minutes of research, plus the cost of any copies made (15 cents per page). A "typical" search for an obituary in our local paper costs $5.15.

Requests are researched on a first-come/first-served basis and are completed as staff time permits. Research fees still apply if staff are unable to find the requested information. In this case, our librarians often make referrals. If we are unable to supply the answer(s), our librarians often make referrals. Bloomington Public Library reserves the right to limit or refuse research requests.

Patrons can also ask a librarian at the Adult Services Desk for assistance or call 309.590.6168.

Your Name
Preferred Contact Method
Patron Address
Type of Request
Obituary Information Needed
Obituary Information for Person 1
Obituary Information for Person 2
Obituary Information for Person 3
Obituary Information for Person 4
Obituary Information for Person 5
Please provide additional information about your specific genealogy request.
Copy Type
The charge is $5 for each 30 minutes of research (plus the cost of any copies made). How much time of research are you willing to pay for?
Patron agrees to all charges for this genealogy request.