Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Upcoming ISGS Webinars

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Join us on Tuesday, August 12, at 8:00 PM Central, where Michael John Neill will present Land Records in Illinois. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7772534911757198337.

Our July webinar, Newspaper Research—More Than Obituaries, presented by Patricia Walls Stamm, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).

Upcoming Webinars

August 12 – Land Records in Illinois

September 9 – Treasures and Hidden Secrets of the Illinois Regional Archives (IRAD)

October 14 – Hunting for Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals

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

And don't forget to 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/isgs2014webinars.

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 isgseducation@ilgensoc.org.


The 2014 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July 2014 Webinar – Newspaper Research—More Than Obituaries

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Newspaper Research—More Than Obituaries, the title says it all. Learn how to incorporate newspapers into you genealogy research on July 8 with Patricia Walls Stamm.

Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Newspapers contain obituaries. But newspapers can provide us so much more information than just obituaries! See what searching the local newspaper can tell you about your family.

Presenter: Patricia Walls Stamm

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Pat, who was born and raised in Delaware, now lives in St. Louis, Missouri. She serves as the NGS Education Manager. Additionally she is a course coordinator at Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research and teaches for St. Louis Community College and St. Louis Genealogical Society. She holds the credentials of Certified Genealogist sm and Certified Genealogical Lecturer sm as well as the tested concentration of Genealogical Instruction from the Board for Certification of Genealogists®. She serves on St. Louis Genealogical Society Board.

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4215015562064657921
Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members: For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar, 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/isgs2014webinars.

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 isgseducation@ilgensoc.org.


The 2014 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Save the Date! ISGS 2014 Fall Conference – Oct 24-25

Regency Conference Center, O’Fallon, Illinois

ISGS%202014%20Fall%20Conference%20Brochure,%202,%20v2The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) announces its 2014 Fall conference to be held on October 24 and 25 in O’Fallon, Illinois, at the Regency Conference Center.

Illinois: Land of Opportunity as this year’s theme. Our featured speaker is J. Mark Lowe along with other nationally known speakers.

Besides attending genealogy focused lectures and social events, conference goers can visit the O’Fallon/St. Louis area which offers a variety of venues for historical sightseeing.

Conference details will be available at the ISGS website at http://www.ilgensoc.org. For room reservations, contact the Hilton Garden Suites at (636) 625-2700 or visit Hilton Garden Inn - O'Fallon (mention the ISGS conference to secure the group rate). Hilton Garden Inn St. Louis/O'Fallon, 2310 Technology Dr., O'Fallon, IL

Questions about the ISGS 2014 Fall Conference can be emailed to the Conference Chair, at isgspublications@ilgensoc.org.


Mark your calendar! We look forward to seeing you in O’Fallon this Fall!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Upcoming ISGS Webinars

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Join us on Tuesday, July 8, at 8:00 PM Central, where Patricia Walls Stamm will present Newspaper Research - More Than Obituaries. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4215015562064657921.

Last week's webinar, Plotting, Scheming, and Mapping Online, presented by Cyndi Ingle, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).

Upcoming Webinars

July 8 – Newspaper Research—More Than Obituaries

August 12 – Land Records in Illinois

September 9 – Treasures and Hidden Secrets of the Illinois Regional Archives (IRAD)

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

And don't forget to 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/isgs2014webinars.

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 isgseducation@ilgensoc.org.


The 2014 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Montgomery County Genealogical Society Offers History Book

The Montgomery County Genealogical Society is proud to offer you our new
history and families book at the pre-publication price. This book will go to the
publisher in the fall and the pre-publication price is good until that time.
The final deadline for stories is June 15 and the deadline for the feature pages is June 30. Our approximate delivery date is February 2015.

If you have any questions, please email the book committee at
montgomerycofamilybook@mcgsil.com or call Deanna Reeves at 217-324-2425 or Carol Berry at 217-556-6777.

Montgomery County Genealogical Society
POBox 212, Litchfield, IL 62056-0212
www.mcgsil.com
email: info@mcgsil.com

Thursday, June 12, 2014

ISGS Seeks New Education Committee Chairman to Start Immediately

The Illinois State Genealogical Society is looking for a new Education Committee chairman to start ASAP. The ideal person should have a passion for helping genealogists and family historians learn new things to make their research journey more exciting and successful.

While the committee does a variety of things, the immediate concern is taking over the webinar program for the remaining 2014 schedule and working to build the 2015 schedule. Managing the webinars requires about two hours per month (this includes the one hour for hosting the actual webinar).

We would also like to see the committee grow. In addition to the webinars, this committee either writes or solicits articles of an educational nature for the ISGS blog. There are other projects the committee would like to implement down the road including educational presentations/videos focusing on various Illinois research facilities. We have a list of ideas that perhaps a new chair and their committee members would like to take and run with to grow this portion of ISGS.

If you are interested in serving as chair, or on the committee in general, please contact current chair, Julie Tarr at isgseducation@ilgensoc.org.

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Illinois State Genealogical Society Awards Nominations Sought

Nominations are currently being accepted for the ISGS Honors and Awards for 2014. These awards will be presented at the ISGS Fall Conference in October. Now is the time to tell us why you feel someone should be recognized for commitment and service to genealogy. We have received one nomination so far.
You can nominate a volunteer, student, researcher, governmental or business leader, even an organization dedicated to recordkeeping and education.
Please visit the Honors and Awards page on the ISGS website under “About ISGS” or at http://www.ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=48 to learn more and to download the nomination form.
To submit a nomination, please contact chair Linda Wallin at: isgsawards@ilgensoc.org. Your assistance is valuable to help us discover worthy candidates for the awards.
The deadline for nominations is July 1.