August 2014 Webinar – Land Records in Illinois


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Join us on August 12, for Land Records in Illinois, presented by Michael John Neill. While the focus is on Illinois, much of the information and many of the techniques apply to other states as well.

Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 8:00 pm Central

Description: This presentation will discuss searching and using local land records in the state of Illinois. Typical methods of organization and recording will be covered along with search methods, problem-solving, and records analysis. This presentation will not discuss federal land records and attendees should have a basic knowledge of the township and range system of property surveying within the state.

Presenter: Michael John Neill

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Michael John Neill has been actively involved in genealogical research for over thirty years. An experienced courthouse, archives, and library researcher, he as extensively researched numerous families in the Midwestern and Southern areas of the United States. Michael writes the popular "Genealogy Tip of the Day" and the how-to newsletter "Casefile Clues." He lectures on a wide variety of genealogy topics, has lectured at Samford's Institute for Genealogical and Historical Research and has led week-long research trips to the Family History Library in Salt Lake.

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  If you're not already a member of ISGS, visit Join ISGS! at for more information.

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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:

  • 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

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