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Thursday, February 5
St Clair County Genealogical Society  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm
St. Luke Parish Center, North Church and East "C" Sts., Belleville, IL
Program: "Do's and Don'ts of Cemetery Preservation"
Speakers: Dawn Cobb and Hal Hassen
Website: www.stclair-ilgs.org



Wednesday, February 11 through Saturday, February 14
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) / Roots Tech  (National Events)
Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT

FGS 2015 — Two Conferences, One Location!

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and RootsTech are teaming up for a one-time special genealogy event at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, February 11–14, 2015. FGS and RootsTech will share the expo hall, general sessions, activities, and more while each conference offers their own program of sessions. FGS sessions will focus on methodology, records, ethnic research, and migration for honing your research skills and society issues to motivate and inspire society volunteers. RootsTech will offer a program of technology-based solutions for the genealogy needs of both individuals and societies.

Register for FGS only or add-on a RootsTech pass for an additional fee to have access to both programs.

Register at www.FGSconference.org 



Saturday, February 14
North Suburban Genealogical Society  (ISGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm
Northbrook History Museum 1776 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL

Caron Primas Brennan - “Ancestry.com Primer

 This presentation will look at the Ancestry.com site, including  the Ancestry Trees, and review what it has to offer beginners as well as more advanced genealogy researchers. It will also discuss what is available through the free site and the paid subscription.




Thursday, March 5
St Clair County Genealogical Society  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm
St. Luke Parish Center, North Church and East "C" Sts., Belleville, IL
Program: "Your Tax Dollars at Work: Records & Publications of the WPA"
Speaker: Tom Pearson
The WPA (Works Progress Administration) was federal agency created to provide useful work for millions of people during the Great Depression. During its eight-year existence, the WPA put some 8.5 million people to work.  Tom Pearson will discuss sources of information about and publications of this Depression era federal agency
Website: www.stclair-ilgs.org


Sunday, March 15
Greene County Historical Society  (ISGS Member Society Events)
2:00 pm
Lee-Baker-Hodges Building on the square in Carrollton, IL
Program: "St Louis World's Fair"
Speakers: Jo Ann Byland & Angie Custer



Thursday, April 2
St Clair County Genealogical Society  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm
St. Luke Parish Center, North Church and East "C" Sts., Belleville, IL
Program: TBA
Speakers: Dave Braswell and Mardy Eisloeffel
Website: www.stclair-ilgs.org



Sunday, May 17
Greene County Historical Society  (ISGS Member Society Events)
2:00 pm
Lee-Baker-Hodges Building on the square in Carrollton, IL
Program: "Illinois in the War of 1812"
Speakers: Gillium Ferguson


Thursday, May 28 through Monday, June 1
Carl Sandburg Institute of Genealogy (CSIG)  (Illinois Events)
Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, IL
Bringing intensive, prolonged genealogical instruction to the Midwest. Four tracks of lectures over 4.5 days will be given by nationally known genealogical-research experts.
Track topics
  • Refining Internet and Digital Skills for Genealogy, coordinator, Cyndi Ingle of Cyndi’s List
  • Advanced Methodology and Analysis, coordinator, Michael John Neill of Genealogy Tip of the Day
  • The Advancing Genealogist: Research Standards, Tools and Sources, coordinator Debbie Mieszala, CG
  • Germanic Research Sources and Methods, coordinator Teresa McMillin, CG

There's more information on CSI-Genealogy on our blog at http://www.sandburggenealogy.com.




Thursday, June 4
St Clair County Genealogical Society  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm
St. Luke Parish Center, North Church and East "C" Sts., Belleville, IL
Program: "The Writing Process"
Speaker: Yvonne Meckfessel
Website: www.stclair-ilgs.org