Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Genealogy Help, German Research and Coroner's Reports

Lots of information for you in this post!

This week is our 3rd week of One-on-One sessions, and we are off to a great start. There is still time to sign up for your FREE help session. We can help with family research or just exploring the many online resources available for family historians. Come in to the ICGS archives in the Old Courthouse Museum, 103 West Cherry Street, Watseka, IL, and our volunteers will do whatever we can to further your research efforts.

Ginny Lee helping Trisha Seigmiller

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).

See more information in our previous post One-on-One Training Is Here.

Do you have German ancestry? Don't forget to sign up for the Lin Strong seminar day, Saturday, November 7, 2015. Space is limited, and it is filling up. Call at 815-432-3730 or email to sign up or for more information.
Lin Strong (left) and ICGS President, Mary Buhr
Lin Strong, President of the Ostfriensen Genealogical Society of America will present a seminar on German and related research. Part of the day will be spent in the ICGS library using the OGSA publications and other resources available here. This promises to be a fabulous day of learning and fun.

One more calendar item: our Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, December 5, 2015. We'll have coffee at 6:00 p.m. with meeting at 7:00 p.m. Our program will be given by Bill Cheatum, Iroquois County Coroner. Bill will discuss ways to use coroner's reports in genealogy research.

We hope to see many ICGS members and guests for this interesting evening!