Saturday, April 30, 2016

Society Saturday - ICGS attends conferences

It's Society Saturday.

What can you do to jump start your society? We like to attend conferences and workshops. We listened to some of the best speakers in the country and tried to bring those lessons back to our own research. You can also get inspiration close to home at the genealogical society meetings in your adjoining counties.

Here is a list of learning opportunities we took advantage of over the past year and those we are currently planning to attend. Maybe we'll see you there.

National Genealogical Society, St. Charles, MO (May 2015)

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois, Carterville, IL (August 2015)

Illinois Association of Museums, Springfield, IL (September 2015)

Fox Valley Genealogy Society Conference, Naperville, IL (September 2015)

Illinois State Genealogical Society, Oak Lawn, IL  (October 2015)

Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society, Kankakee, IL (Feb. and Apr. 2016)

DuPage County Genealogical Society, Naperville, IL (March 2016)

Indiana Genealogical Society, Fort Wayne, IN (April 2016)


National Genealogical Society, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (May 3-7, 2016)

Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America, Minneapolis, MN (July 31 - August 3,  2016)

Federation of Genealogical Societies hosted by Illinois State Genealogical Society, Springfield, IL (August 31- September 3, 2016)

Illinois Association of Museums, Oak Park, IL (September 28-30, 2016)

Friday, April 8, 2016

Infamous and Notorious People of Iroquois County

It's a little like a cemetery walk, but you don't have to be in the weather and you don't have to walk! It's a little like a history lesson, but you don't take a test. You may be surprised at what we have found in our archives at Iroquois County Genealogical Society.

Portrayers and storytellers will tell you about people from Iroquois County who where murderers, adulterers, an abortionist and more. Are any of your ancestors in the list? Dr. Charlotte Wright, Mrs. Reiner Meintz, Ben and Fred Doden, John Norvell and family and Coroner Willis Skiff.

Join us for fun and learn something you probably didn't know. Hope to see you Sunday, April 10, 2016 at our first edition of Infamous and Notorious People of Iroquois County. We'll be in the Courtroom of the Old Courthouse Museum, 103 W Cherry Street, Watseka, Illinois.