ISGS News - August 29, 2016

ISGS September/October 2016 Newsletter Now Available!

The September/October 2016 issue of the ISGS Newsletter is now available to both ISGS members and non-members.
 
ISGS September/October 2016 Newsletter Now Available!

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.

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ISGS News - August 29, 2016

ISGS Office Closure - Thursday, September 1st and Monday September 5th, 2016
 
ISGS Office Closure - Thursday, September 1st and Monday September 5th, 2016
 
The ISGS Office will be closed on Thursday, September 1, 2016, for the FGS 2016 Conference, and on Monday, September 5, 2016, for the Labor Day holiday. Regular office hours will resume on Thursday, September 8, 2016.
 
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ISGS News - August 23, 2016

Illinois State Genealogical Society 2016 Award Winners Announced
 
ISGS Awards To Be Made At FGS 2016 Conference, September 3, 2016 Honorees Include Josh Taylor of "Genealogy Roadshow"
 
Awards To Be Made At FGS 2016 Conference, September 3, 2016
Honorees Include Josh Taylor of "Genealogy Roadshow"
 
On Saturday, September 3, 2016, eight individuals will be honored by the Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) with awards for their outstanding achievements in the field of genealogy. ISGS will present the awards at the upcoming Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Annual Conference – Time Travel: Centuries of Memories – August 31–September 3, 2016 in Springfield, Illinois. The recipients include:
  • Rick Womack, of San Francisco, California and Ken Alexander, of Evanston, Illinois, will each receive the ISGS Special Recognition Award for their work indexing CDs for the Archives Indexing Project.
  • Darlene Hinkle, of Amboy, Illinois, will receive the ISGS Special Recognition Award for her work with the ISGS Newsletter, Church Records and Nomination Committees.
  • Harold Schook, of Odell, Illinois and Paul Ritter, of Pontiac, Illinois, will each receive the ISGS Community Service Award for their work in restoring the graves of Civil War veterans in Odell, Illinois.
  • David C. Bailey, of Naperville, Illinois, will receive the ISGS Community Service Award for his work documenting Civil War soldiers connected to Illinois.
  • Loretto “Lou” Dennis Szucs, of Lockport, Illinois, will receive the Volkel Medal of Honor Award for her lifetime of work for the genealogical community, including research, instruction, archiving, editing, and writing, as well as founding the Federation of Genealogical Societies.
  • D. Joshua Taylor, of New York, New York, will receive the ISGS Distinguished Service Award for his work in the genealogical community, including hosting the Genealogy Road Show on PBS, appearances on the television show Who Do You Think You Are?, as president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and as a lecturer and writer.
Dawn Carey Henry, ISGS President, notes: “Once a year ISGS takes time to recognize some of our exceptional volunteers and those who have to contributed to the genealogical community as a whole. This year is no exception. I am delighted to acknowledge and honor this year’s recipients. Thank you for your dedication to ISGS and sharing your passion for genealogy. Congratulations to each of the winners!”
 
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