Archived News - May 2013
ISGS News - Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Nominations for ISGS Board Now Being Accepted
The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) will elect members to its Governing Board at the annual meeting to be held during the ISGS Conference on October 25 -26, 2013 in Sandwich, Illinois. ISGS seeks to have its board represent the many diverse Illinois geographic locations as well as the many talents found within its membership.
Membership in ISGS is required and candidates must be willing to attend quarterly board meetings in Springfield, as well as occasional conference calls and virtual meetings.
Candidates should send contact information and a short biography to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Nominations” or mail the information to Illinois State Genealogical Society, PO Box 10195, Springfield, IL 62791-0195 by June 30, 2013.
Join the ISGS Board and add your voice to the activities, projects, and efforts put forth by to further the work of “Honoring Illinois Ancestry."
ISGS News - Friday, May 24, 2013
ISGS May/June 2013 Newsletter Now Available
The May/June 2013 issue of the ISGS Newsletter is now available to both ISGS members and non-members.
Visit the ISGS website at http://www.ilgensoc.org and click ISGS Newsletter to download the current issue (in PDF) and to view past issues going back to January/February 2008.
ISGS News - Wednesday, May 22, 2013
ISGS Office Closed Monday, May 27, 2013
The ISGS Office will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2013 in honor of Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume on Thursday, May 30, 2013.
ISGS News - Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Upcoming Webinars - June 2013
Join us on Tuesday, June 11, at 8:00 PM Central, when Luana Darby, will present, The Research Calendar: A Resource You Cannot Live Without.
To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1792803534084357632.
Last week's webinar, Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical Perspective, presented by Laura Prescott, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).
For the complete list of upcoming webinars, including the entire 2013 schedule, visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=234.
And 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 can be accessed at http://ilgensoc.org/upload/menu/2013webinarbrochure.pdf.
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.org/cpage.php?pt=345.
Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at email@example.com.
ISGS News - Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Illinois State University Yearbooks Online
Anyone who has family members that attended Illinois State University (a.k.a. Illinois State Normal University prior to 1964) will be happy to learn that a near-complete collection of yearbooks, published from 1892 to 1994, is available to view online.
The digitization project was completed in 2012 through the support of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI). Each yearbook is fully digitized, cover to cover, and available to view for free.
Visit http://library.illinoisstate.edu/unique-collections/archives/yearbooks.php to access the collection.
ISGS News - Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Illinois State Genealogical Society 2013 Fall Conference
October 25 & 26, 2013, at Timber Creek Inn & Suites in Sandwich, Illinois
May 8, 2013 – Springfield, IL. The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) announces its 2013 Fall conference to be held on October 25 and 26 in Sandwich, Illinois, at the Timber Creek Inn & Suites and Convention Center.
Using The Way They Were as this year’s theme, a variety of presenters will offer lectures to assist attendees in identifying the “they” in genealogical research. In addition, a focus on “were” will explore the importance of capturing family stories and ancestor anecdotes to round out a family’s history.
Besides attending genealogy focused lectures and social events, conference goers can visit the Sandwich area which offers a variety of venues for historical sightseeing. These include area museums, tours of the Naper Settlement in Naperville, and the world famous Mies van der Rohe glass home, as well as the Farnsworth House, on the banks of the nearby Fox River.
Conference details will be available soon at the ISGS website at http://www.ilgensoc.org. For room reservations, contact the Timber Creek Inn & Suites at (866) 992-7335 or visit http://www.timbercreekinnandsuites.com (mention the ISGS conference to secure the group rate).
Questions about the ISGS 2013 Fall Conference can be emailed to the Conference Chair, Howard Manthei, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mark your calendar! We look forward to seeing you in Sandwich this Fall!
ISGS News - Tuesday, May 7, 2013
May 2013 Webinar – Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical Perspective
Timelines are an invaluable tool for genealogists. Join us on May 14, where Laura Prescott will give us some pointers in her presentation Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical Perspective.
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 8:00 pm Central
Description: Match historical events to an ancestor's life, or synchronize one ancestor's life events to another's using genealogical software as well as everyday software programs to create a graphic profile and timeline.
Presenter: Laura Prescott
Laura G. Prescott is a researcher, writer, and speaker. She offers a unique mix of history, genealogy, and technology to find answers and ancestors. She graduated Dartmouth College, BA (History). Her specialties include manuscripts and online research. She is a professional genealogist, past president of APG, and a consultant at Fold3.com. More at lauraprescott.com.
Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members: For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on May 14, a recording of the webinar, along with the handout, will be made available in the Members Section of the ISGS website at http://ilgensoc.org/members.php. If you're not already a member of ISGS, visit Join ISGS! at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=8 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://ilgensoc.org/upload/menu/2013_Webinar_Brochure.pdf.
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.org/cpage.php?pt=345.