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Genealogical Research Materials


Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Illinois


Coles County



Additional Resources



The Charleston Public Library devotes a room to its geneological collection which houses the Coles County Genealogical Society collection.

Resources in the Genealogical Collection at the

Charleston Public Library include:

  • Geneological Books and Materials 
  • City and County Directories, DAR books, Marriage and Death Records, and Family Histories
  • Microfilms on Coles County:
  • Federal Census--1840-1910, Marriage Indexes, Birth and Marriage Records, and Land Records
  • Newspapers (misc. dates): Charleston Courier, Illinois Globe, Reporter, The Republican, and Charleston Weekly News