Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Join us at the Iroquois County 4-H & Agricultural Fair

Join us at the Iroquois County 4-H & Agricultural Fair, July 16 - 21, 2014!

Oh, how I remember the county fair. It was that week every kid looked forward to. Well, it's that time again!

Before I go further, I want to wish ALL the exhibitors, young and old, the best of luck! It's great to win, but it's great to have fun and learn, too. The county fairs do that for everyone involved, even us!

The Iroquois County Genealogical Society will be at the county fair again this year!

Stop by our booth in the Commercial Building to see us, and get an ICGS magnet or a "genealogy fan" to keep you cool. (And those are genuine, hand-made fans!) You will find information on the ICGS and popular books to purchase.

For the youngsters who stop by our booth, we will again have our "Pick a Duck - Win a Prize" event. Every duck is a winner, and even the adults liked our warbling water birds last year! Ashley has worked and worked to make sure it all runs smoothly. I had a blast helping sort the prizes, too.

Every duck wins a prize!

A new opportunity this year - for the genealogists (family historians) interested in Iroquois County residents from 1830-1900, we will be selling chances for a complete set of U.S. Census books for Iroquois County for the years 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900 and the 1890 Tax List. This set is available for purchase from ICGS and valued at nearly $70.00. The tickets are $1.00 or 6 for $5.00. You do not need to be present to win.

Take a chance to win this census collection!

You can find a list of all of our publications at the ICGS web site on this link. We will have the popular book, Aerial Farm Photos of Iroquois County 1955, Informative, Historical, Pictorial, Review of Iroquois County, as well as 1880 History of Iroquois County (Beckwith). We have  Iroquois County marriages, births and deaths, probate and civil case indexes. Another popular series of booklets are the cemetery books for each township. We have several books of church records. For a complete list, be sure to check our web site. We will try to keep the booth stocked with books to purchase while you are at the fair. You can purchase books online or you can visit us at the Old Courthouse Museum, 103 West Cherry Street in Watseka, Illinois.

The Iroquois County Historical Society will be sharing the booth space with us this year. You will see a slide show about the activities of the Historical Society and find additional information about the Old Courthouse Museum.

The Iroquois County Fairgrounds is located north of Crescent City, IL on Illinois Route 49. Follow this link for more about how to get to the fairgrounds and the activities for this week.

Have a GREAT week. I hope the weather is wonderful and everyone has a good time!

Links in this post
ICGS http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilicgs/
ICGS publications http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilicgs/sale.htm
ICHS http://iroquoiscountyhistoricalsociety.com/
Iroquois County 4-H & Agricultural Fair http://www.iroquoiscofair.com/