The ISGS Office will be closed:

  • Thursday, November 27 -- Thanksgiving
  • Thursday, December 25, -- Christmas
  • Thursday, January 1, -- New Year’s Day

Save the Date – 2015 Fall Conference!

 

Plans are underway for the ISGS 2015 Conference.

October 23rd & 24th 2015

HH_exteriorcropped_675x359_FitToBoxSmallDimension_Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn

  • 9333 S. Cicero Ave
  • Oak Lawn, IL 60453
  • (708) 425-7800

Reservation Room Block

(2015 ISGS Conferences) $119.00 per night


Illinois State Genealogical Society Announces 2015 FREE Webinar Lineup

 

ISGS Webinar Logo-Small for Webinar Branding

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) is happy to announce the continuation of its popular FREE monthly webinar program in 2015. The 2015 ISGS Webinar Series would not be possible without the generous contributions received throughout 2014 and the generous sponsorship provided by FamilySearch.

Registration for the 2015 webinars is now open! You’ll find a fantastic lineup of presentations and speakers and we hope you will join us for a wonderful educational experience.

The ISGS webinars, which are live lectures/presentations that you can attend via a computer with an internet connection, are held as a live broadcast on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 PM Central. The live broadcast of each webinars is FREE to the public. ISGS members who are unable to attend the live broadcast are able to access recordings of all past webinars through the Members Section of the ISGS website, to watch at their convenience.

ISGS 2015 Webinar Schedule

So what does 2015 have in store? Here is our amazing lineup!

January 13 – Using Google Earth for Genealogy
Presenter: Lisa Louise Cooke
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2933074072977427457

February 3 – Basic Scandinavian Research*
Presenter: Diana Crisman Smith
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6829079176792483329
* Note: This webinar is schedule on the first Tuesday of the month due to the RootsTech conference taking place the following week.

March 10 – Finding Your Femme Fatales: Exploring the Dark Side of Female Ancestors
Presenter: Lisa Alzo
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/792741648604580353

April 14 – Using Evernote as Your Primary Tool for Capturing Notes and Ideas
Presenter: Drew Smith
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8189883145839699201

May 12 – Need Direction? Try City Directories!
Presenter: Jean Wilcox Hibben, CG
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6094939660972982529

June 9 – Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves
Presenter: Ron Arons
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4967076026363157761

July 14 – Dissect Obituaries for New Clues
Presenter: George G. Morgan
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/723818762217470209

August 11 – School Daze – Finding and Using School Records to Trace Our Ancestors
Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6372036382381853697

September 8 – Using Tax Records for Genealogical Problem Solving
Presenter: Dr. Michael D. Lacopo
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5664379703628947969

October 13 – Polish Genealogy – Four Steps to Successful Research
Presenter: Steve Szabados
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8211336816720900865

November 10 – In-laws and Outlaws: The Bylaws of Talking About The Family Skeletons
Presenter: Janet Hovorka
Registration: Stay tuned!**
** GoToWebinar only allows scheduling less than one year in advance. Check back after November 10th for the registration link.

December 8 – The US Federal Census: Good, Bad and Ugly for Genealogists
Presenter: Gary Smith
Registration: Stay tuned!**
** GoToWebinar only allows scheduling less than one year in advance. Check back after November 10th for the registration link.

Additional Webinar Information

  • All webinars take place at 8:00 PM Central.
  • For additional information on our webinar series, visit our ISGS Webinars page at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=227.
  • You may also want to review our Webinar FAQs at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=316.
  • Don't forget to 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 for the 2015 series can be accessed at http://bit.ly/isgs2015webinarbrochure.

Again, a big thank-you to all of the webinar donation fund contributors and to FamilySearch for sponsoring the entire 2015 webinar series! We couldn't do it without you!!


The 2015 ISGS Webinar Series is sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).

FSTreeMosaic6notag


Welcome!

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.

*** If you are having trouble logging in - please contact isgswebmaster@ilgensoc.org ***