Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Upcoming ISGS Webinars – August 2017

Ten Years is a Long Time: Census Substitutes for the In-between Years


Join us on Tuesday, August 8, at 8:00 PM Central, when Amy Johnson Crow, CG will present Ten Years is a Long Time: Census Substitutes for the In-between Years. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2394575075177831939.

Last week's webinar, The Watchfires of a Hundred Circling Camps, presented by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, 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).


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Wanted: Website Administrator


Volunteer with ISGS! The Illinois State Genealogical Society is looking for a creative and experienced tech savvy person to serve as Website Administrator. 

The Website Administrator is responsible for the overall maintenance of the website and coordination of such maintenance tasks among committee members. They'll provide guidance to the committee regarding requests for special projects and serve as the liaison between the committee and the service provider. 

Contact Susie Pope for more information at isgs2ndvp@ilgensoc.org.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

ISGS July/August 2017 Newsletter Now Available!



The July/August 2017 issue of the of the ISGS Newsletter is now available to both ISGS members and non-members.


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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Friday, June 23, 2017

2017 ISGS Honors & Awards

The Honors & Awards Committee is currently accepting nominations for 2017 in the following categories: 

  • Community Service Award: This award may be given to an individual, company, or institution for service or contributions to genealogy. Nominations may be made by local genealogical or historical societies.
  • Special Recognition Award: This award may be given to an individual for the promotion of genealogy in general or for having been a major influence toward the success of the nominating organization. Nominations may be made by local societies.
  • Youth Award: Students are eligible for this award for a genealogical project. Nominations may be made on the suggestion of a teacher, advisor, or local society.
  • Distinguished Service Award: A national figure may be honored for exceptional contributions or service to genealogy.

Access nomination forms here. For more information about the awards read the awards and honors summary.

Please mail completed forms by July 1 to the attention of the Honors and Awards Committee at the ISGS office P.O. Box 10195, Springfield, IL 62791-0195.
Direct questions to isgsawards@ilgensoc.org.  

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Upcoming ISGS Webinars – July 2017

 Join us on Tuesday, July 11, at 8:00 PM Central, when Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG will present The Watchfires of a Hundred Circling Camps.


Join us on Tuesday, July 11, at 8:00 PM Central, when Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG will present The Watchfires of a Hundred Circling Camps. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6586254248864499459.

Last week's webinar, Preserving Old Family Letters: Tips From An Archivist, presented by Melissa Barker, 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, June 6, 2017

June 2017 ISGS Webinar - Preserving Old Family Letters: Tips From An Archivist


Title:  Preserving Old Family Letters: Tips From An Archivist

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Old Family Letters. If you are fortunate enough to have some, they are a true family treasure. Writing letters is also a thing of the past, something that is not done anymore, all the more reason why we should collect, save and most importantly preserve the letters that we do have in our family records collections. In this presentation I will talk about the ways you can preserve your family letters so that they are protected for generations to come.

Presenter: Melissa Barker

Melissa Barker is a Professional Genealogist and Certified Archivist/Records Manager. She has been conducting her personal genealogy research for the past 25 years. In 2004 she started her own professional genealogy firm “Once Upon A Time Genealogy” and took research clients for 6 years. In 2010 she received her certification in archives and records management. She was instrumental in establishing the first county archives in Houston County, Tennessee and currently enjoys her position as Archivist. She lectures, teaches and writes about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation.

Registerhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2682361248631831299

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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Monday, May 29, 2017

ISGS Office Closed Monday, May 29, 2017 for Memorial Day Holiday

ISGS Office Closed Monday, May 30, 2016

The ISGS Office will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Regular hours will resume on Thursday, June 1, 2017.


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