STERLING – Writers will have more time to be part of the new Whiteside County History and Family Book.
The new deadline is March 15.
Families who have lived in Whiteside County for any amount of time can submit 500-word stories and a picture free of charge. A cost of 15 cents per word over 500 and $15 for each additional photo will apply. Samples of similar books can be viewed at the Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St.
A free workshop for writing the histories will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Sterling Public Library conference room. Genealogists will be on hand to help.
The book also will contain histories of churches, schools, businesses, and organizations. There is a charge per page for these articles.
Books will be available on a pre-sale basis only. The limited edition publication can be orderd by sending a check for $54.95 plus postage of $6.50 to Whiteside County Genealogists, P.O. Box 145, Sterling, IL 61081. Family biographies can be sent to the same addresss.
Arrangements can be made to pick up the books to avoid postage costs.