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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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Upcoming ISGS Webinars – February 2017

Freedmen’s Bureau Records – Valuable to ALL Southern Research

Join us on Tuesday, February 14, at 8:00 PM Central, when Diane Richard will present Freedmen’s Bureau Records – Valuable to ALL Southern Research!. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1351772958627269635

Last week's webinar, Finding Dirk: Records of Insane Asylums in Illinois, presented by Jill Morelli, 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 3, 2017

January 2017 ISGS Webinar - Finding Dirk: Records of Insane Asylums in Illinois

Finding Dirk: Records of Insane Asylums in Illinois

Title:  Finding Dirk: Records of Insane Asylums in Illinois

Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Individuals were committed to "insane asylums" for a variety of reasons in the 19th century--sometimes necessary and sometimes by others for personal reasons. This presentation explores the evolution of care of the mentally ill in the 18th century starting with Bethlam Hospital in London, the source of the term "bedlam," through to the early 20th century. The records publicly available during this era is wider than one might expect and certainly contains more information than one would see today. The presenter also petitioned the courts for the records of 3 mental hospitals, containing information that was initially withheld. Tracing the experiences of a patient who was confined in the Jacksonville, Elgin and Peoria (Illinois) asylums between the years of 1872 and 1905, we can identify the changes in care and record keeping for Dirk Bode of Stephenson County, Illinois, and get a picture of his daily life. Publicly available and court-obtained sources and resources will be outlined and compared. While focused on a case study set in Illinois, the process and results will not be too dissimilar from that of other states which will be discussed.

Presenter: Jill Morelli

Jill Morelli is a professional genealogist who lives in the Pacific Northwest and lectures across the country specializing in methodology, 19th century Midwest and her Scandinavian and Northern German ancestors. She belongs to numerous societies and shares her enthusiasm for her passion with whoever will listen. You can find her at http://genealogycertification.wordpress.com where she blogs about what she has learned while being "on the clock" and her journey to become a certified genealogist.


Registerhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1270444282472510721

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 January 10th, 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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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Upcoming ISGS Webinars – January 2017

Finding Dirk: Records of Insane Asylums in Illinois

Join us on Tuesday, January 10, at 8:00 PM Central, when Jill Morelli will present Finding Dirk: Records of Insane Asylums in Illinois. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1270444282472510721

Last week's webinar, Without the Hint - There is No Story, presented by Bernice Alexander Bennett, 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, December 6, 2016

December 2016 ISGS Webinar - Without the Hint - There is No Story


Title:  Without the Hint - There is No Story

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Oral history, passing remarks and casual conversations can lead to a journey to discover the family story. The value of listening rather than discounting information can set the stage to crack a brick wall. Every family has a challenge to uncover the truth, and one important challenge is explore every little detail heard that will prove or disprove the information. This webinar is a case study of a casual conversation (a little hint) that opens the door to finding an amazing family story, which spans through an array of events and a myriad of records.

Presenter: Bernice Alexander Bennett

Bernice Alexander Bennett is a lecturer, author, and family historian researching and documenting her African American roots. She is a Citizen's Archivist ]with the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, DC, where she prepares Widows' pension records for restoration and digitization for Fold3. Also, she is the producer and host of a weekly Blogtalkradio show – Research at the National Archives and Beyond. She has spoken at national and local genealogical societies, and is a coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute.

Registerhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3458035909419848194

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 December 13th, 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 isgswebinars@ilgensoc.org.

The 2016 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).




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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

ISGS November/December 2016 Newsletter Now Available!

The November/December 2016 issue of the ISGS Newsletter is now available to both ISGS members and non-members.

ISGS November/December 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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