ISGS News: Monday 23 November 2015

ISGS Office Closed Thanksgiving 2015
ISGS Office Closed Thursday, November 26, 2015
The ISGS Office will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2015 in observance of Thanksgiving.
Regular hours will resume on Monday, November 30, 2015.

Upcoming ISGS Webinars – December 2015

ISGS December 2015 webinar: The US Federal Census: Good, Bad and Ugly for Genealogists
Join us on Tuesday, December 8, at 8:00 PM Central, when Gary Smith, will present The US Federal Census: Good, Bad and Ugly for Genealogists. To attend this webinar, register at
Last week's webinar, In-laws and Outlaws: The Bylaws of Talking About The Family Skeletons, presented by Janet Hovorka, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (
Upcoming Webinars
December 8 – The US Federal Census: Good, Bad and Ugly for Genealogists
Presenter: Gary Smith
January 12 – Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process
Presenter: Drew Smith
February 9 – Reconstructing Black Community Life Through Benevolent Societies
Presenter: Angela Walton-Raji
For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit
Spread the Word: Forward this information to 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
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
Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at
The 2015 and 2016  ISGS Webinar Series are Sponsored by FamilySearch (


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:

  • The current issue of the ISGS Newsletter and archived copies back to 2008
  • Listings of ISGS events and events for Illinois genealogical societies
  • Free databases filled with information on Illinois ancestors
  • A list of Illinois research resources

New ISGS Members will be sent via email login and password instructions. Click on Member Section and enter your login and password to change your profile and to access special members-only databases and resources.

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