Friday, June 5, 2015

Yes, I do want some help with online genealogy sites!

Wow! I bet you thought I was never coming back. Here I am!

First, I want to mention that May 2015 was the 1-year anniversary of the Searching Genealogy...In Iroquois County, Illinois blog. I hope you have gained some knowledge about your genealogy search and how we can help you. My goal in Year 2 is to try to post more frequently, maybe twice a month. You will have to visit often to check up on me. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think or how I can help.

Are you getting your money's worth from your online genealogy searches? Should you really spend that money to subscribe to one of the premium subscription sites?

I hope you already know this, but just in case: Iroquois County Genealogical Society is having another  ONE-ON-ONE WEEK at the ICGS archives in the Old Courthouse Museum, 103 West Cherry Street, Watseka, IL. During the week of June 22-26, 2015, volunteers are ready to help you gain some insight and experience in your online quest.

Bring your research questions and your curiosity. We'll sit down with you to see what we can all learn.

There are many FREE sites and FREE resources on subscription sites. The FamilySearch web site is completely free, including all searches and building your family tree. There are also a lot of free resources on, Accessible-Archives and FindMyPast.
If you already subscribe to a premium site, bring your log in information and we can work from information you already have found.

A variety of premium sites can be explored:,,,,,,, and
a German immigration database site.

If you are interested in membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution, we can help you get started with the application process.

This is a FREE service to help you in your family history journey. All we ask is that you call the ICGS office at 815-432-3730 or email us at to register.

We are offering sessions in two-hour blocks of time (you may extend, if needed). Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26, 2015, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. See you soon!!

Accessible Archives