Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Upcoming ISGS Webinar – May 2017

Join us on Tuesday, May 9, at 8:00 PM Central, when Lisa A. Alzo will present Cause of Death: Using Coroner's Records for Genealogy.


Join us on Tuesday, May 9, at 8:00 PM Central, when Lisa A. Alzo will present Cause of Death: Using Coroner's Records for Genealogy. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1471706587473686019

Last week's webinar, Tracing Slave and Slaveowner Ancestors with DNA and Genealogy, presented by Nicka Smith, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).

Upcoming Webinars
For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=234.

Registration Procedure: There are only 500 available "seats" for each webinar and we have limited the number of registrations for each webinar to 650. Past experience has shown that approximately 30% of those who register don't attend a webinar.

Recommendation: login to the webinar EARLY - access begins at 7:30 pm Central. Once the "room" fills up with 500 attendees, others attempting to join will receive a "room full" message.

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://bit.ly/isgs2017webinarbrochure.

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.

Please direct any questions to the ISGS Webinar Committee at
isgswebinar@ilgensoc.org.

The 2017  ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).


Friday, April 14, 2017

Newberry Library's Interactive Maps

The Newberry Library of Chicago recently added the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries back to their website. These interactive maps are a wonderful resource for understanding county border changes. The maps show how the borders of each state's counties have changed over time. Give it a try! 

To access the maps, click here. Get started by selecting a state from the map and then click on “View Interactive Map.”

Many thanks to the Newberry Library for making these maps available and to Judy G. Russell, the Legal Genealogist, for getting the word out.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April 2017 ISGS Webinar - Tracing Slave and Slaveowner Ancestors with DNA and Genealogy

April 2017 ISGS Webinar - Tracing Slave and Slaveowner Ancestors with DNA and Genealogy

Title:  Tracing Slave and Slaveowner Ancestors with DNA and Genealogy

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 8:00 pm Central

Description: The history of slavery in America has made our DNA a complex cultural stew. In this session, learn how to combine traditional genealogy and DNA research to confirm or deny slave, slaveholder, and ancestral ties to one of history's most peculiar institutions.

Presenter: Nicka Smith

Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, and documentarian with more than 18 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive experience in African-ancestored genealogy and reverse genealogy. She is also an expert in genealogical research in the Northeastern Louisiana area, sharing genealogy with youth, and employing the use of new technology in genealogy and family history research.

Nicka has diverse and varied experience in communications, with a background in publications, editing, graphic design, radio, and video production. She has edited and designed several volumes of family history that include narratives, photos, and genealogical information and has also transferred them to the online environment.

Registerhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/878957669916352771

Registration Procedure: There are only 500 available "seats" for each webinar and we have limited the number of registrations for each webinar to 650. Past experience has shown that approximately 30% of those who register don't attend a webinar.

Recommendation: login to the webinar EARLY - access begins at 7:30 pm Central. Once the "room" fills up with 500 attendees, others attempting to join will receive a "room full" message.

Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members: For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on April 11th, 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://bit.ly/isgs2017webinarbrochure.

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.

Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at isgswebinar@ilgensoc.org.

The 2017 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).




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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Upcoming ISGS Webinar – April 2017

Tracing Slave and Slaveowner Ancestors with DNA and Genealogy

Join us on Tuesday, April 11, at 8:00 PM Central, when Nicka Smith will present Tracing Slave and Slaveowner Ancestors with DNA and Genealogy. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/878957669916352771

Last week's webinar, Nurses, Matrons, Laundresses & Cooks. Documenting Women in the Civil War, presented by Angela Y. Walton-Raji, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).

Upcoming Webinars

For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=234.

Registration Procedure: There are only 500 available "seats" for each webinar and we have limited the number of registrations for each webinar to 650. Past experience has shown that approximately 30% of those who register don't attend a webinar.

Recommendation: login to the webinar EARLY - access begins at 7:30 pm Central. Once the "room" fills up with 500 attendees, others attempting to join will receive a "room full" message.

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://bit.ly/isgs2017webinarbrochure.

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.

Please direct any questions to the ISGS Webinar Committee at
isgswebinar@ilgensoc.org.

The 2017  ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

March 2017 ISGS Webinar - Nurse, Matrons, Laundresses and Cooks. Documenting Women in the Civil War

March 2017 ISGS Webinar - Nurse, Matrons, Laundresses and Cooks. Documenting Women in the Civil War


Title:  Nurse, Matrons, Laundresses and Cooks. Documenting Women in the Civil War

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Several thousand women served in the capacity of nurses and matrons during the Civil War, although the exact numbers are not known. Through carded service records, one can find the names of 20,000 women served the Union Army. The women came came from all classes and backgrounds. They served in some camp sites, but many served in hospitals established as conditions warranted them. This workshop will look at the roll of the Civil War Women and the roles they played in various hospitals, campsites and medical units in the Civil War.

Presenter: Angela Y. Walton-Raji

Angela Walton-Raji is nationally known as an author, genealogist, podcaster and blogger. She hosts the weekly African Roots Podcast devoted to African American genealogy news, methods and events, and is also one of the founding members of AfriGeneas.com, the oldest online website community for African American genealogy.

Ms. Walton-Raji hosts 3 genealogy blogs, and is moderator of an ongoing genealogy message board devoted to Native American genealogy. She also authored the book “Black Indian Genealogy Research” first published in 1993 and revised in 2007 This book is the first and only book that addresses the documentation of African-Americans with ties to Native Americans within the family structure. She is also active on social media from Facebook to Twitter and hosts a YouTube channel, African Roots TV.

For over a decade she was a featured speaker at a number of Smithsonian events, and she is the only genealogist in the nation to present regular genealogy lectures at the National Museum of the American Indian in both Washington DC, and New York facilities. She was awarded the honor of presenting a special series of genealogy lectures to coincide with the Smithsonian Exhibition IndiVisible that has been traveling throughout the nation.

Ms. Walton holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from St. Louis University, and a Master of Education from Antioch University. She is an alumnus of the National Institute of Genealogical Research, and Samford Genealogy Institute, and has served as a faculty member at both Samford Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, and the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute.

Ms. Walton-Raji currently resides in Maryland where she continues to research and write.

Registerhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8176273406953966595

Registration Procedure: There are only 500 available "seats" for each webinar and we have limited the number of registrations for each webinar to 650. Past experience has shown that approximately 30% of those who register don't attend a webinar.

Recommendation: login to the webinar EARLY - access begins at 7:30 pm Central. Once the "room" fills up with 500 attendees, others attempting to join will receive a "room full" message.

Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members: For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on March 14th, 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://bit.ly/isgs2017webinarbrochure.

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.

Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at isgswebinar@ilgensoc.org.

The 2017 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).




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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Upcoming ISGS Webinar – March 2017

Nurse, Matrons, Laundresses and Cooks. Documenting Women in the Civil War

Join us on Tuesday, March 14, at 8:00 PM Central, when Angela Y. Walton-Raji will present Nurse, Matrons, Laundresses and Cooks. Documenting Women in the Civil War. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8176273406953966595

Last week's webinar, Freedmen’s Bureau Records – Valuable to ALL Southern Research!, presented by Diane Richard, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).

Upcoming Webinars
For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=234.

Registration Procedure: There are only 500 available "seats" for each webinar and we have limited the number of registrations for each webinar to 650. Past experience has shown that approximately 30% of those who register don't attend a webinar.

Recommendation: login to the webinar EARLY - access begins at 7:30 pm Central. Once the "room" fills up with 500 attendees, others attempting to join will receive a "room full" message.

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://bit.ly/isgs2017webinarbrochure.

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.

Please direct any questions to the ISGS Webinar Committee at
isgswebinar@ilgensoc.org.

The 2017  ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Save the Date - 2017 Fall Conference!

We're excited to announce that the Illinois State Genealogical Society 2017 Fall Conference will be October 27 & 28 at the iWireless Center in Moline, Illinois. This year's conference theme is "Build Your Family Tree: DNA, Research, and Writing."

Lecture proposals are now being accepted for the Illinois State Genealogical Society 2017 Annual Fall Conference to be held October 27 & 28, 2017 at iWireless Center in Moline, IL.

The ISGS Conference draws attendees of all experience levels, from the beginner to the professional and the hobbyist. Submissions utilizing our theme to promote the expansion of our knowledge and skills are encouraged as well as topics on Illinois, Midwest resources, and the Northwest Territory.

The deadline for submission of proposals is February 27, 2017. Notifications will be sent via email to all speakers who submitted proposals no later than March 10, 2017.

Please visit the Illinois State Genealogical Society's website for more information. Contact the Conference Committee at isgsconference@ilgensoc.org with any questions. For more information, please visit the Illinois State Genealogical Society's website.

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