Upcoming Webinars


May 2014
Organizing (or Reorganizing!) That Family Reunion
 
June 2014
Plotting, Scheming, and Mapping Online
  • Presenter:  Cyndi Ingle
  • Date: June 10, 2014, 8:00 pm Central
  • Description: The Internet is a source for a variety of maps and geographical tools that will help you in your research. From new maps and atlases with online driving directions to old gazetteers with county lines and ancient place names, the Internet has them all. We'll explore those resources, ideas for using them, and integrating them into your research routine. 
  • Registrationhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3486718851035076865
  • This webinar is sponsored by FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)
 
July 2014
Newspaper Research - More Than Obituaries
 
August 2014
Land Records in Illinois
  • Presenter:  Michael John Neill
  • Date: 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.
  • Registrationhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7772534911757198337
  • This webinar is sponsored by FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)
 
September 2014 
Treasures and Hidden Secrets of the Illinois Regional Archives (IRAD)
  • Presenter:  Luana Darby, MLIS
  • Date: September 9, 2014, 8:00 pm Central
  • Description: If you research in Illinois, you don’t want to miss the resources held in the seven regional archive repositories of IRAD. From vital records to city directories, probate to local histories, each site has its own unique set of records. Learn tips and tricks for getting the most out of your visit, whether long-distance or on site. Come see some of the gems already gleaned from the vast resources of this amazing Illinois asset.
  • Registrationhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1778023905401548033
  • This webinar is sponsored by FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)
 
October 2014
Hunting for Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals  
  • Presenter:  Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
  • Date: October 14, 2014, 8:00 pm Central
  • Description: Henry Steren was a German immigrant who lived in Quincy, Illinois. The United States records that were created about him indicate only that he was from the Province of Hanover in Germany. This lecture will detail how his town of origin and parents were identified, in spite of the lack of records naming him. Carefully researching each of his associates and correlating all available evidence reveals the origins of Henry. Use of the Genealogical Proof Standard is demonstrated.
  • Registrationhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4324661061042799105
  • This webinar is sponsored by FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)
 
November 2014
Evaluating What You Have Found: The Third Stage of Research
  • Presenter:  Barbara Renick
  • Date: November 11, 2014, 8:00 pm Central
  • Description: Just because it is in print (in a courthouse record, a county history, a family history book, or published online) doesn't make it so. All too often we find tantalizing bits and pieces of our family trees in various sources. It takes knowledge and experience to carefully evaluate what you have found and to determine when further research and documentation is necessary. This lecture covers the evaluation of both compiled and original sources.
  • Registrationhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4615403822237603330
  • This webinar is sponsored by FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)
 
December 2014
HeritageQuest Online - The Ins and Outs
  • Presenter:  C. Ann Staley, CG, CGL
  • Date: December 9, 2014, 8:00 pm Central
  • Description: HeritageQuest Online contains much more than just the Federal population census. If you are searching for immigration, naturalization, land grants, monetary claims, pensions, public works projects, military matters, vital records, parents, etc. you should take a look at this collection. This lecture will show what is available in this collection of databases.
  • Registrationhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7159116276516038146
  • This webinar is sponsored by FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)
The 2014 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org)