Illinois State Genealogical Society

ISGS Annual Membership Meeting
Sunday, October 17, 2021 – 5:00 p.m. Central
This will be a virtual meeting.
All ISGS members should have received an email with registration information.
If you did not get the email, please contact Jenny Fisher at

  Death Certificates  
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Death Certificates may take longer than usual to process. Please be patient as we work through the requests in the order they are received.
  Annual Conference  
Details about our upcoming 2021 Conference are on the website (click on the 2021Conference link in the left hand menu). If you have any questions about the upcoming Conference, please contact us at Please do not call the office.

Registration for our upcoming conference is now CLOSED!


Dr. David Joens
"Finding Ancestors in the Land of Lincoln"
  Free Webinar - highly rated
Dr. David Joens, Director of the Illinois State Archives, demonstrates what records are available that may assist genealogists. Originally presented at the Illinois State Genealogical Society 2020 Conference, Dr. Joens' presentation was very highly rated. Viewing is  permitted for members and non-members alike –

ISGS Update:  Upcoming "Live" Webinars
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New webinars to be posted soon!

ISGS Quarterly –– Fall Edition
Click HERE to download the Author Guidelines for the Quarterly (pdf).