The Iroquois County Genealogical Society

Museum
Old Courthouse Museum
Iroquois County Genealogy Society
103 West Cherry Street
Watseka, IL 60970-1524
Phone-(815)432-3730
Mail ICGS


     The Historical Museum and Genealogical Society Archives are located at the address above, one block south of US Hwy 24. The archives are open each business day from 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. Central Time. Publications are available in The Genealogy Room. These include many cemetery records.


Iroquois County Database

Iroquois County data such as the Bible Records, Census, Naturalizations, Cemeteries, and More.

October 2021
  • Riner Families Photos - Daniel Riner and his children moved to Onarga around 1850.
    At one time he owned several hundred acres and was a wealthy farmer. After the Civil War, and the death of his first wife, many of his children began moving to Kansas---Jewell County and LaBette County.

  • Family History Month - The Month of October is Family History Month
    We would like you to consider making a contribution to remember or honor family members or friends, and we will publish your name and theirs in the November Stalker.

  • Annual Meeting - Saturday, November 6, 2021.
    Join us for Coffee and snacks and our meeting.

  • Soup-erSaturday Soup Drive Thru - Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 4:00 from the Red Barn.
    We will be serving Mary's famous Potato Soup and a Roll; Ginny's Awesome Chili and Crackers; Eileens Chicken and Homemade Noodles; and Deb's Vegetable Beef Soup with Crackers. Cost is a Donation.

  • Christmas Tree Lane at the Old Court House Museum -- Starting in Mid November Trees will be set up and ready to decorate.
    Genealogy decorates a tree each year. Be sure to stop in and see all the beautiful trees on Christmas Tree Lane.


  
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FAMOUS
IROQUOIS
COUNTIANS

Updated March 2009

Sep Palin

Baroness Fern Andra

Timothy Webster

Henry Bacon

The Famous Meara Case

Mary Agnes Meara Chase
More of the story

Harold Gray

Allan Pinkerton and Larch Farm

Photo Album

UPDATED October 2021

Photo's from the past will be featured here. A way to share the past with others. If you have some old pictures you think others would like to see - share them here. Check back often this page will hopefully change often.

Biography Corner

Updated August 2002
Portrait and Biographical Record
of Iroquois Co., IL; 1893
Chicago; Lake City Publishing Co.

Upcoming Events
Updated October 2021


Finishing up 2021


Family History Month
The Month of October is Family History Month

We would like you to consider making a contribution
to help us continue to offer our services to family historians.
If you can make any contribution, give us up to three names
of family members you would like to remember or honor,
and we will publish your name and theirs in the November Stalker.


Our Annual Meeting
November 6, 2021

Join us for Coffee and snacks and our meeting.
We will be electing officers.


Soup-erSaturday Soup Drive Thru

Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 4:00 from the Red Barn.


We will be serving Mary's famous Potato Soup and a Roll
Ginny's Awesome Chili and Crackers
Eileens Chicken and Homemade Noodles
and Deb's Vegetable Beef Soup with Crackers.

Cost is a Donation.


Christmas Tree Lane at the Old Court House Museum

Starting in Mid November Trees will be set up and ready to decorate.
Genealogy decorates a tree each year.
Be sure to stop in and see all the beautiful trees on Christmas Tree Lane.


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The Iroquois County Genealogical Society


2021 CALENDAR


Open Tuesday thru Friday
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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DATES CLOSED

April 2 for Easter

May 31 for Memorial Day

July 4th

Sep 6 for Labor Day

Nov 24, 25 & 26 - Thanksgiving
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We will be closed over the Christmas Holidays

Closed
December 24, 2021
thru
January 3, 2022

This is to help cut the heating bills by turning down the heat while closed for the holidays.
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Please note if bad weather causes
District #9 Schools to close
the Museum/Genealogical Society
will also be closed.



Board Meetings
1st Tuesday of every month
Time is 9 a.m.
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Don't Forget!
We can be open
by Appointment

Bulletin Board
Updated October 2021

Welcome


THE STALKER

32-Year Subject Index of The Iroquois Stalker,
1971 through 2005
and the subject index for the 2006 and 2007 Issues
UPDATED January 2007


The Name Index is available for Vol I thru X

The Iroquois Stalker is published quarterly by the Iroquois County Genealogical Society.



Illinois and Iroquois County Links

Neighboring Counties' USGenWeb Links


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Old Court House
The Old Court House
Middleport, Iroquois
County, Illinois
ca. 1860


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