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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.

NEW!! July 2015
  • Lin Strong Day - Lin will be speaking on Ostfriesland, Germany. If you have ancestors from this area of Germany, you will not want to miss this program.

The collection of obituaries held by the Iroquois County Genealogical Society is being indexed and included on the website as each letter of the alphabet is completed.

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Updated March 2009

Sep Palin

Baroness Fern Andra

The Watseka Wonder

Timothy Webster

Henry Bacon

The Famous Meara Case

Mary Agnes Meara Chase

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.
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The Iroquois County Genealogical Society


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



April 4 & 8 for Easter

May 25 for Memorial Day

July 4th

Sep 7 for Labor Day

Nov 25, 26, & 27 - Thanksgiving

We will be closed over the Christmas Holidays

December 22, 2015
January 4, 2016

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.

Biography Corner

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

Bulletin Board
Updated June 2015

Notices and Things

One on One Program
We will be having a One on One Program for our General Meeting
The Week of April 8, 2015 from 10 to 4.
There will snacks and volunteers.
We will be glad to show you around the premium sites that we subscribe to so you can see how they work.
This turned out so well we are offering it again!

And another One on One
Help with premium sites that we have subscriptions with.
When: The week of June 22, 2015 Time: 10 -- 4
Where: Old Court House Museum at 103 W. Cherry St., Watseka, IL 60970

Cemetery Walk
13 September 2015 at Flesher Cemetery - north of Crescent City.

Lin Strong Day
7 November 2015
Lin Strong from the Ostfriesland Genealogy Society of America.
Lin is knowledgeable of German culture, history, and language.
She is a great help in any research question you may have.
It is a joy to be able to host Lin and take part in the information she has.
For more information go to: Lin Strong Day

Annual Meeting with guest speaker Bill Cheatum
Bill Cheatum is the Iroquois County Coroner.
5 Dec 2015

Board Meetings
4th Tuesday of every month
except December
Time is 9 a.m.


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


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

drawing by Jerry Moore

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