The Iroquois County Genealogical Society

Old Courthouse Museum
Iroquois County Genealogy Society
103 West Cherry Street
Watseka, IL 60970-1524

     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 Historical Society Gift Shop as well as in The Genealogy Room in the same building. These include many cemetery records.

Iroquois County Database

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

January 2020
  • Scotland Scottish Clans and Castles -- by Loarn Robertson will cover histories, families, castles, and genealogical information
    -- This event will be on March 14, 2020 9:00 to 3:00. Lunch Provided.
    Tickets are $20 at the door and $15 in advance. Tickets available at the Genealogical Society or thru PayPay.

  • 1985 History of Iroquois County -- Originally by Iroquois County Historical and Genealogical Societies
    -- This book had been sold out for a while and we had it reprinted. Books are in Genealogy and ready for purchase.

  • Our New Web Address and our pages have been moved here.

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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 April 2009

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 August 2019


Leap Into The Past Program
On Leap Day February 29th, 2020

Leap Into The Past

Scotland - Scottish Clans and Castles

The Iroquois County Genealogical Society
is sponsoring a program on Scotland.

Loarn Robertson's presentation is titled Scottish Clans and Castles
and will cover histories, families, castles, and genealogical information.

Mr. Robertson is a native of Scotland,
came to the U.S. to attend the University of Illinois,
and now resides in Savoy, IL.

The date is March 14, 2020. Time is 9:00 - 3:00
Lunch will be provided

Place is the Community Center at Crescent City,IL

Tickets are $20 - $15 in advance.
Seating is limited, advance reservations suggested.

Scottish Clans and Castles

One on One Program
May 4 - 8, 2020

More later

Happy Birthday Party
On June 20, 2020

Check back for more

Iroquois County Fair
On July 15-19, 2020

Stop by our booth

Annual Cemetery Walk
September 13, 2020

Visit us on Facebook for voting on a cemetery.

Harvest Daze
October 3-4, 2020

We will be serving Ham and Beans in the big tent.

Our Annual Meeting
November 7, 2020

The Volunteer Dinner
On December 16, 2020


The Iroquois County Genealogical Society


Open Monday thru Friday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



April 21 for Easter

May 27 for Memorial Day

July 4th

Sep 2 for Labor Day

Nov 28 - Thanksgiving

We will be closed over the Christmas Holidays

December 24, 2019
January 1, 2020

This is to help cut the heating bills by turning down the heat while closed for the holidays.

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
except December
Time is 9 a.m.


Don't Forget!
We can be open on a
by Appointment

Bulletin Board
Updated September 2018



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

Other Genealogical Links
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Personal Homepages
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Old Court House
The Old Court House
Middleport, Iroquois
County, Illinois
ca. 1860

drawing by Jerry Moore

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