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Saturday, August 27
Tapping the Power of FamilySearch  (ISGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am
Arlington Heights Senior Center 1801 W. Central Road Arlington Heights, Illinois
Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society
 
Tapping the Power of FamilySearch - Maureen Brady
 
FamilySearch, a free website sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, provides family history researchers with access to original historical records from around the world, indexes linked directly to many of those records, an ever-growing genealogical "encyclopedia", instructional videos and much more. Even experienced researchers often do not know how to tap the power of FamilySearch's many databases and articles. Maureen Brady's presentation will provide a "tour" of the website and will also discuss search strategies and helpful hints for organizing your research time at FamilySearch.
 


Federation of Genealogical Societies 2016 Conference
Wednesday, August 31 through Saturday, September 3
Federation of Genealogical Societies 2016 Conference  (National Events)
Springfield, Illinois

Join Us for the FGS 2016 Conference Time Travel: Centuries of Memories

For its 40th anniversary, the Federation of Genealogical Societies returns to Illinois for its 2016 annual conference, as it did back in 2011. Springfield, the state capital and the historical home of Abraham Lincoln, will host thousands of genealogists and genealogical society members for Time Travel: Centuries of Memories, August 31 to September 3, 2016.

If you have attended an FGS conference, you know the excitement of not only learning from many of the top genealogy speakers in the country, but also networking and socializing with fellow family historians in a congenial setting.

The local host for FGS 2016 is the Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS), founded in 1968 and based in Springfield. FGS National Conference Chairs and ISGS members Janice Fritsch and Susie Pope will be assisted by FGS and ISGS members and many others in providing a unique and exceptional educational experience for every genealogist.

Visit the FGS Conference Website at https://www.fgsconference.org/ for more information.




Thursday, September 1
St. Clair County Genealogical Society - Round Table Discussion   (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm
St. Luke's Parish Hall, 226 N. Church St., Belleville, Illinois
The St. Clair County Genealogical Society presents a Round Table Discussion 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 1 at the St. Luke's Parish Hall, 226 N. Church St., Belleville. Bring genealogy questions and topics for the SCCGS experts who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table.
 
The meeting is free and open to the public. Information on upcoming meetings is available on the Society's website at http://www.stclair-ilgs.org


Thursday, September 8
Getting the Most from Ancestry  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm
Tinley Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, Tinley Park, Illinois
Getting the Most from Ancestry - Tinley Moraine Genealogists invite you along with Juliana Szucs will guide you through the resources and tools available on the site, sharing strategies that help you find the best route to your ancestors.  Doors open at 6:30, starts 7 PM, September 8, Tinley Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, Tinley Park. 708-535-1863.


Saturday, September 10
Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Assembling Your Ancestor’s Business Biography  (ISGS Events)
1:30 pm
Newberry Library, 66 E Walton, Chicago, IL
A presentation by Marsha Peterson-Maass. Think about the percentage of your Chicago ancestors’ lives that were spent working. Does your genealogical research so that percentage justice? And what if they owned and ran their own business? One of the most overlooked genealogical research areas is business and employee records. In this lively presentation, we’ll review sources for these records, take a look at the many ways to easily incorporate business information into your ancestors’ biographies and even enjoy a business rendition of “Who Do You Think You Are?”
 
Marsha got her start in genealogy in high school when she entered a family history project in the State of Illinois History competition and tied for State Champion. Her first formal training in genealogy was at The Newberry Library-Chicago in the beginner’s class that she now teaches (since 2002).  She is author of the Fundamentals of Genealogy® textbook series, blog and social media platforms. And today, along with teaching and lecturing on a wide range of topics, Marsha has a thriving forensic genealogy practice where she uses science and technology to measure portions of the evidence (like verifying adoption research with DNA test results).


WEBINAR: Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records
Tuesday, September 13
WEBINAR: Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5222129746649412097
Presenter: Amy Johnson Crow, CG

Date: September 13, 2016, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Our ancestors’ occupations are a way of identifying them. Exploring records created about occupation and employment can yield specific information about the ancestor, help place the ancestor in historical and social context, and spark ideas for further research.

Registration:
 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5222129746649412097



Saturday, October 1
Why Am I Stuck? 10 Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls  (ISGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am
Arlington Heights Senior Center 1801 W. Central Road Arlington Heights, Illinois
Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society
 
Why Am I Stuck? 10 Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls - Marsha Peterson-Maass
 


WEBINAR: Midwestern Gems: Back Issues of Genealogical, Historical and Sociological Journals
Tuesday, October 11
WEBINAR: Midwestern Gems: Back Issues of Genealogical, Historical and Sociological Journals  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4021548811025038081
Presenter: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGS

Date: October 11, 2016, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Many years of social history, local/state history, military, and other serials aid in studying migration, land, military, churches, railroads, cemeteries, and other aspects of Midwestern ancestry. A plethora of FREE specialized finding aids, print and online access, and indexes exist. A journal might not mention a specific ancestor but may tell the story of a battle, town disturbance, or dispute in which an ancestor took part or observed. It might detail the history of a business or of a cemetery and list early burials.

Registration:
 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4021548811025038081



Saturday, November 5
Research Practices: Sources and Citations  (ISGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am
Arlington Heights Senior Center 1801 W. Central Road Arlington Heights, Illinois
Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society
 
Research Practices: Sources and Citations - Ginger Frere
 


WEBINAR: Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis
Tuesday, November 8
WEBINAR: Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5160689038658812674
Presenter: George G. Morgan

Date: November 8, 2016, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Evidence comes in many forms and with varying amounts of content. This lecture focuses on studying evidence for reliable and less-than-reliable information. It begins with a discussion of types of source materials - original vs. derivative - and the differences between primary and secondary information, and goes on to address mixed content on sources. Print vs. electronic media are considered throughout, and evaluation of source citations to determine evidence weight and reliability is stressed.

Registration:
 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5160689038658812674



WEBINAR: Without the Hint - There is No Story
Tuesday, December 13
WEBINAR: Without the Hint - There is No Story  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3458035909419848194
Presenter: Bernice Alexander Bennett

Date: December 13, 2016, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Oral history, passing remarks and casual conversations can lead to a journey to discover the family story. The value of listening rather than discounting information can set the stage to crack a brick wall. Every family has a challenge to uncover the truth, and one important challenge is explore every little detail heard that will prove or disprove the information. This webinar is a case study of a casual conversation (a little hint) that opens the door to finding an amazing family story, which spans through an array of events and a myriad of records. 

Registration
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3458035909419848194