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 Genealogy Room. These include many cemetery records.

Iroquois County Database

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

April 2021
  • Scotland Scottish Clans and Castles -- by Loarn Robertson was postponed from March 2020 to upcoming. We are still on Loarn's calendar just have to wait for things to open up. We are now hoping for August. We will let you know as soon as we can get this set up.

  • May is our One-on-one
    Two weeks May 10 to May 21

  • We found an old Microfilm with Naturalizations on it
    We made copies and an index. Check it out!

  • 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.

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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 April 2021


January and February 2021

Closed March and April
except by appointment

Call for more information

May hopes to find us OPEN
With a One-on-One

Welcome back
May 10th thru May 21st

That right 2 weeks.
Call for appointment or just drop in!
If we don't get to open just call 815-432-3730.

Happy Birthday Party

Bd Party

Iroquois County Fair

There was a change in the dates
Fair will be Tuesday, July 13 thru Sunday, July 18, 2021

Stop by our booth and say Hi
We have a new duck game. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Scotland - Scottish Clans and Castles

The Scotland program with Loarn Robertson
was postponed due to weather and Covid

Mr. Robertson still has us on his calendar for the program.
We were hoping to get this going in April or May
But it looking more like August
Will update this as soon as we get a date

Call Genealogy for more information 815-432-3730

Annual Cemetery Walk
September 12, 2021

We are still working on this

The Cemetery will be St. John's at Schwer.

Harvest Daze
October 1-3, 2021

We hope to be serving Ham and Beans in the big tent.

Give us a call if you think we should add potato soup and chili to the menu.

Our Annual Meeting
November 6, 2021

The Volunteer Dinner
On December 15, 2021


The Iroquois County Genealogical Society


Closed for Now
But normally
Open Monday thru Friday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



April 2 for Easter

May 31 for Memorial Day

July 4th

Sep 6 for Labor Day

Nov 25 & 26 - Thanksgiving

We will be closed over the Christmas Holidays

December 24, 2020
January 3, 2021

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
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
Here are links to Webpages with a connection to Iroquois County.

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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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