When the Crumbaugh Bibles and family history
were put on file in the library in the fall of 1977, the J.T. and E.J.
Crumbaugh Library Genealogy Section was born. Because of the efforts
of the community, this section has grown beyond our expectations ~ we currently
have over 500 family histories available
for those interested in tracing their roots. And if you are a genealogy
novice, we have several "how to" books to help
you get started.
Everyone is invited to participate by
bringing in their family histories, which we will catalogue, file, and
make accessible to the public. If you do not have an extra copy to
donate, you may bring it in and we will copy it for you, put it into booklet
form, and place it in our files. County
city directories, census
records, and other books of that nature may
be donated as well. These valuable records will be available for
research at the library, never to be checked out.
LeRoy Journals and Yearbooks
One of the greatest aids to researchers
at the Crumbaugh Library are the LeRoy Journals on microfilm. An
index to the marriages and deaths recorded in the LeRoy Journals is available.
Also helpful is a collection of LeRoy High School Yearbooks and a notebook
listing all past graduates. Feel free to come in and remininse about
the good ole' days as you browse through yearbooks preserving memories
as far back as 1916. (the 1916 yearbook has a list of alumni as far back
as the class of 1878). We have every LeRoy High School Yearbook from
1920 through 2003 except 1986, 1988, and 1991. If anyone has a yearbook
from these years that they would be willing to donate to the library, we
would be VERY EXCITED.
Saybrook Area Obituaries and Marriages
The "Saybrook Area Obituaries and Marriages"
notebook is indexed and helpful to researchers
of that area.
Farmer City Genealogical & Historical
The J.T. and E.j. Crumbaugh Library
receives The Farmer City Mirror, the quarterly, indexed publication
of the Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society.
McLean County Genalogical Society
The J.T. and E.J. Crumbaugh Memorial
Library is a member of the McLean County Genealogical Society and receives
publications, including their quarterly
publication of "The Gleanings".
Oak Grove Cemetery Records
We have the most comprehensive records
of Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy.