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ISGS HONORS & AWARDS - INVITATION TO NOMINATE!

The Illinois State Genealogical Society invites societies to submit nominations for ISGS’ 2018 Honors & Awards. Nominees will receive their awards at the ISGS Fall Conference to be held in Springfield, IL 26 & 27 October 2018.

Information on award categories and nomination forms can be found on the ISGS website.

For questions or assistance, email Susie Pope, Honors & Awards Chair: isgsawards@ilgensoc.org

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Celebrating Prairie Pioneers! Post 3

Throughout 2018 we're celebrating the Illinois State Genealogical Society's 50th anniversary and the Illinois Bicentennial! As we honor our Illinois ancestors, we'll be sharing names of people who settled in Illinois in or before 1818 from our popular Prairie Pioneers project each month until December 2018. This is the second post in our Prairie Pioneers series. To view the other names, click the Prairie Pioneers Certificates tag.

Here are some of our earliest Prairie Pioneers:

SURNAME FIRST NAME COUNTY YEAR STEELE John Randolph 1798 CAMP Ichabod, Rev. Dr. Clinton 1799 PULLIAM Robert Randolph

ISGS May/June 2018 Newsletter Now Available!

The May/June 2018 issue of the ISGS Newsletter is now available to both ISGS members and non-members.
Visit the ISGS website at 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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Announcing the Illinois Bicentennial Family Certificate!

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) announces the introduction of the Illinois Bicentennial Family Certificate program, an official project of the Illinois Bicentennial celebration.

Available only during the Bicentennial year, the Illinois State Genealogical Society will issue Illinois Bicentennial Family Certificates to honor those who contributed to our state’s rich history to direct descendants of early pioneers who were living in Illinois in the year of Statehood (1818) and whose family has continued to be proud residents of our State for each generation since that time, with the applicant being a current resident of Illinois.

The Illinois Bicentennial Family Certificate program supports part of the Society’s purpose:

To stimulate an interest in the people who contributed to the establishment and development of the State of Illinois.To seek, preserve, and make available all information pertaining to individuals, families, and groups who lived in Illinois, recognizing the…

ISGS March/April 2018 Newsletter Now Available!

The March/April 2018 issue 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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Illinois State Genealogical Society Conference Theme and Keynote Speaker

SPRINGFIELD, IL, 1 February 2018 – The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) announces the theme “Celebrating Our Ancestors” for the 2018 Fall Conference to be held October 26 & 27, 2018 in Springfield, Illinois at President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – a Doubletree Hotel by Hilton. The keynote speaker will be Thomas W. Jones Ph.D., CG®, CGLSM, FASG, FNGS, FUGA. ISGS will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary and the State’s Bicentennial. The ISGS Conference draws attendees of all experience levels, from the beginner to the professional as well as the hobbyist from Illinois and the surrounding states.
The conference program committee is seeking new, charismatic and engaging presentations. Suggested topics include:
•Illinois History, Immigration, Records, and Repositories •Brickwall Strategies •DNA •Ethnic Groups •Methodology •Organization •Problem Solving •Technology
Speakers may submit up to 6 presentations to be considered. Those interested in presenting lectures must submit their prop…

Celebrating Prairie Pioneers! Post 2

Throughout 2018 we're celebrating the Illinois State Genealogical Society's 50th anniversary and the Illinois Bicentennial! As we honor our Illinois ancestors, we'll be sharing names of people who settled in Illinois in or before 1818 from our popular Prairie Pioneers project each month until December 2018. This is the second post in our Prairie Pioneers series. To view the other names, click the Prairie Pioneers Certificates tag.

Here are some of our earliest Prairie Pioneers:

SURNAME FIRST NAME COUNTY YEAR COOK Henry St. Clair 1787 HENDRICKS George St. Clair 1787 JUDY Jacob St. Clair 1788