July 2014 Webinar – Newspaper Research—More Than Obituaries

Newspaper Research—More Than Obituaries, the title says it all.  Learn how to incorporate newspapers into you genealogy research on July 8 with Patricia Walls Stamm.
Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 8:00 pm Central
Description: Newspapers contain obituaries. But newspapers can provide us so much more information than just obituaries! See what searching the local newspaper can tell you about your family.
Presenter: Patricia Walls Stamm

Pat, who was born and raised in Delaware, now lives in St. Louis, Missouri. She serves as the NGS Education Manager. Additionally she is a course coordinator at Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research and teaches for St. Louis Community College and St. Louis Genealogical Society. She holds the credentials of Certified Genealogist sm and Certified Genealogical Lecturer sm as well as the tested concentration of Genealogical Instruction from the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. She serves on St. Louis Genealogical Society Board.

Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members:  For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar, a recording of the webinar, along with the handout, will be made available in the Members Section of the ISGS website at http://ilgensoc.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=173da338124b2ea141a9dfe61&id=b14e8de934&e=48775bcd61.  If you're not already a member of ISGS, visit Join ISGS! at http://ilgensoc.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=173da338124b2ea141a9dfe61&id=55e79ea2cf&e=48775bcd61 for more information.
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/isgs2014webinars.
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.us4.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=173da338124b2ea141a9dfe61&id=078819c35d&e=48775bcd61.
Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee atisgseducation@ilgensoc.org.


ISGS Seeks New Education Committee Chairman to Start Immediately


The Illinois State Genealogical Society is looking for a new Education Committee chairman to start ASAP. The ideal person should have a passion for helping genealogists and family historians learn new things to make their research journey more exciting and successful.

While the committee does a variety of things, the immediate concern is taking over the webinar program for the remaining 2014 schedule and working to build the 2015 schedule. Managing the webinars requires about two hours per month (this includes the one hour for hosting the actual webinar).

We would also like to see the committee grow. In addition to the webinars, this committee either writes or solicits articles of an educational nature for the ISGS blog. There are other projects the committee would like to implement down the road including educational presentations/videos focusing on various Illinois research facilities. We have a list of ideas that perhaps a new chair and their committee members would like to take and run with to grow this portion of ISGS.

If you are interested in serving as chair, or on the committee in general, please contact current chair, Julie Tarr at isgseducation@ilgensoc.org.

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