Welcome to the Herrin History Room 

Use of the Herrin History Room is by appointment only.  Please email or call ahead.

    We have a growing collection of archival information about the City of Herrin and the Williamson County area. We also have some genealogical information about Herrin families. We have city directories and yearbooks for the Herrin Schools. We do have a large collection of Herrin newspapers on microfilm from the 1800s to about 1945.
    The Herrin History Room is available for research by appointment. Please contact Lisa Carnaghi – Herrin History Room Researcher at the Herrin City Library (618) 942-6109 or by email @ herrinhistoryroom@gmail.com.
    The Herrin City Library’s “Herrin History Room”  is located in the North end of the library building.

Genealogy and Local History

Resources on doing genealogy research; such as, finding an obituary, requesting information from researchers in the History Room, using Herrin City Library’s Genealogy Research Subscription Resources, and suggestions for free research.

Herrin Yearbooks

Click here to be directed to the Yearbook Virtual Book Shelf. 

Laws of Illinois Research Page 

Useful online resource for researching the history of Illinois territories and state from Western Illinois University, The Library of Congress, Cornell University,  the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Google Books and the Hathi Trust Digital Library.

Abraham Lincoln Digitized Books

A collection of digitized books on the topic of Abraham Lincoln, his life and work.