ISGS News - May 23, 2016

ISGS Office Closed Monday, May 30, 2016
 
ISGS Office Closed Monday, May 30, 2016
 
The ISGS Office will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
 
Regular hours will resume on Thursday, June 2, 2016.

ISGS News - May 17, 20176

Upcoming ISGS Webinars – June 2016
 
Using Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls
 
Join us on Tuesday, June 14, at 8:00 PM Central, when Amie Tenant will present Using Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7540625935675352321
 
Last week's webinar, Polish Immigration to America - When, Where, Why and Hows, presented by Stephen Szabados, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).
 
Upcoming Webinars
 
June 14 - Using Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls
Presenter: Amie Tenant
Registration: 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7540625935675352321
 
July 12 - Special Delivery: Using US Postmaster Documents in Family History Research
Presenter: Jean Hibben, CG
Registration: 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2607347059774722305
 
August 9 - Misbegotten Children; Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate
Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
Registration: 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1406973931847993857
 
For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=234.
 
Registration Procedure: There are only 500 available "seats" for each webinar and we have limited the number of registrations for each webinar to 650. Past experience has shown that approximately 30% of those who register don't attend a webinar. 
 
Recommendation: login to the webinar EARLY - access begins at 7:30 pm Central. Once the "room" fills up with 500 attendees, others attempting to join will receive a "room full" message.
 
Spread the Word: Forward this email onto your friends and colleagues, post the information to social media sites and/or your blog/website, or print out a few copies of our webinar flyer to hand out at your local society meetings. The flyer can be accessed at http://bit.ly/isgs2016webinarbrochure.
 
Make a Contribution: Support the ISGS Webinar program by making a financial contribution, which will help ISGS expand its educational offerings in a virtual manner. To learn why we need your help, or to make a contribution, please visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=345.
 
Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at isgseducation@ilgensoc.org.
 
The 2016  ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).
 

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Welcome to the website for the Illinois State Genealogical Society! The ISGS website has been created to enhance your passion for genealogy. It not only features links to ISGS projects, but also links you to other records and resources throughout Illinois including those individual genealogical home pages that have an Illinois connection!

The public is invited to explore the ISGS website and enjoy these features:

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