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Contact Us 

By mail

Staff Person  Staff directory
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 North Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701

By phone

General telephone: (217) 558-8844
General fax: (217) 785-6250  

By email

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Research requests

Please use the form below to send an inquiry to the library.

One person, event or topic per request - do not send others until reply received.

Do not ask a Lincoln question using this form....go to
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Required information

Genealogical Inquiry

  • Do Not include obituaries, see below
  • Family name (One per request, do not send others until reply received.)
  • Illinois City or County
  • Time Period

Historical Inquiry

Historical Inquiries are from books or printed material only.

  • Individual(s)/Name, Topic, or Event
  • Location (city, county, state, if known)
  • Time period of date, if known

Newspaper Inquiry


  • Name
  • Date of death
  • Place of death (City, township, county, state, if known)
  • Newspaper citation, if known

Topic or Event

  • Name or topic of event
  • Place occurred (City, county, state, if known)
  • Date occurred
  • Newspaper if known


Note that  means: "Required field"

Submit your Inquiry