The Genealogy Collection Includes:
- Coles County History Books:
- Cemetery records, Prairie Sleeps, four volumes, indexed
- Federal Census, Coles County, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
- Coles County marriage indexes, 1830-1929
- Coles County birth and death records, 1878-1915, in addition to delayed bith records and coroner's. (These are not the actual certificates, they are a list of births and deaths.)
- City directories for Charleston and Mattoon. Various years.
- Family files and family books.
- Charleston Newspapers 1895 to current and some earlier misc. Mattoon 1860 to Aug. 1949 and Oakland May 1896 to July 1951 and Lerna March 1918 to Dec. 1946.