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back_to_nature001010.jpg The Putnam County Historical Society will issue pioneer certificates to direct descendants of early settlers of Putnam County, Illinois. We hope to encourage family research in an effort to increase our knowledge of the early settlers. The information received will be kept in the museum of the Historical Society. A $20 fee is required at time of application.
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Pioneer Certificate Form - Click here
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Miner Certificates
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The Putnam County Historical Society will issue Miner Certificates to the direct descendants of miners who came to Putnam County, Illinois to work as miners between the dates of 1903 1928. We hope to encourage family research in an effort to increase our knowledge of these miners, their work, and their rich cultural addition to Putnam County. The information received will be kept at the Putnam County Historical Society museum for use of other researchers.
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Miner Certificate Form - Click here
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The society has many resources for anyone needing assistance with genealogy, etc. Research will be provided for the following charges:

Members - $7/hr.
Non Members - $10/hr.