Friday, April 17, 2015

ICGS.Illinois on The LibraryThing - National Library Week 2015

The week of April 12-17, 2015 was National Library Week, so I spent a few hours in the Iroquois County Genealogical Society library entering more books from our collection into our LibraryThing online catalog ( I first wrote about our library in this earlier post.

Many of these new additions include histories of counties in Illinois and booklets in honor of community centennial celebrations. There are many more bookshelves to go, so you can continue to return to our LibraryThing to see our new additions.

A few book tags on ICGS LibraryThing

If you don't have the direct link to our LibraryThing site, you can find the ICGS LibraryThing listings directly from the LibraryThing home page ( or

On the LibraryThing home page, look at the top right corner of the page. You will see a Search site box to the far right of the brown bar. Click on the search magnifying glass, right below the word Help.

Now you can choose what you are searching, from Works (book titles) to Authors to Publishers. To search for our library, from the left column, click Members.

Enter ICGS.Illinois in the Search LibraryThing box and click the search magnifying glass. The results list will include ICGS.Illinois (Iroquois County Genealogical Society, Watseka, Illinois, USA).

Click on the link and you will see our Profile page. Read through our page to learn more about our Society. When I wrote this blog post, we had 880 books and family histories entered. You can also link to web page on Rootsweb, our Facebook page and this Searching Genealogy in...Iroquois County, Illinois blog. When you are ready to check out our books, click the Your library link next to Collections. You can browse through books or use the Search this library box to check for specific works.

There are many options available for viewing and searching collections on The LibraryThing. Explore and enjoy!

If you have any questions or comments, please click Comments below. Thanks for reading!

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