Galesburg Public Library

How to Use the Archives

The materials housed in the archives are priceless and irreplaceable. For this reason, items may only be viewed when the archivist is available. Please contact the archivist before making a trip to the library to ensure they will be able to assist you. They can be contacted at or by calling the library at (309) 343-6118.

Searching the Archives

Books, pamphlets, and microfilm that are in the archives are cataloged in the library’s collection. They can be found through the search function at the top of this page.

We are proud to have more than 10,000 photographs in our collection. A selection of these photos has been uploaded to the library’s Flickr account. To get information about photos not included on the Flickr page, contact the archivist at

Photos on the Flickr page are low-resolution scans of photos for personal use. For high-resolution photos, or to get permission to publish, contact the archivist.

Many of the manuscripts, records, and other documents are not currently processed. To find out more about these materials and what we may have in the archives, contact the archivist.

The archivist is available to fulfill research requests and help find information in the archives.

Research & Reproduction Policy and Fees.

Birth, Obituary, & Wedding Indexes

The links below take you to lists of birth announcements, obituaries, and wedding announcements that appeared in the Register-Mail for the years 2006 to the last full year. The date is that on which the notice appeared in the Register-Mail, not the date of the birth, death, or wedding.

If you would like to see the actual announcements and records, please visit the Galesburg Public Library to view the newspapers on microfilm.

2020 Births 2020 Obituaries 2020 Weddings
2019 Births 2019 Obituaries 2019 Weddings
2018 Births 2018 Obituaries 2018 Weddings
2017 Births 2017 Obituaries 2017 Weddings
2016 Births 2016 Obituaries 2016 Weddings
2015 Births 2015 Obituaries 2015 Weddings
2014 Births 2014 Obituaries 2014 Weddings
2013 Births 2013 Obituaries 2013 Weddings
2012 Births 2012 Obituaries 2012 Weddings
2011 Births 2011 Obituaries 2011 Weddings
2010 Births 2010 Obituaries 2010 Weddings
2009 Births 2009 Obituaries 2009 Weddings
2008 Births 2008 Obituaries 2008 Weddings
2007 Births 2007 Obituaries 2007 Weddings
2006 Births 2006 Obituaries 2006 Weddings