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Honors and Awards at ISGS 2010 Fall Conference

Here is a video clip of ISGS board member Larry Pepper presenting the ISGS Awards (this is a long clip): From a recent press release: On Saturday, October 23, 2010, five individuals will be honored by the Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) with awards for their outstanding achievements in the field of genealogy. ISGS will present the awards at the upcoming ISGS Fall Conference – “You Have Family – You Have History” – held at the historic Hotel Père Marquette in Peoria, Illinois. The recipients include: ·          Cheri Hunter , of Decatur, Illinois will receive the ISGS Community Service Award for her extensive work with the Decatur Genealogical Society (DGS) as well as her service as a board member with ISGS. ·          Fred Katko , of Peoria, Illinois, will receive the ISGS Special Recognition Award for his work as a generous volunteer with the Peoria County Genealogical Society as well as other societies. ·          Christian Bender , a student from Oglesby, Ill

Peoria Public Library - Genealogy Collection

If you plan to attend the ISGS Fall Conference in Peoria, Illinois on Saturday, October 23, 2010, you might want to check out the genealogy collection at the Peoria Public Library. Contrary to information you may have read or heard, the collection is accessible  during the construction of the Main Library and is housed in the WTVP building at: 101 State Street Peoria, Illinois 61602 View Larger Map Directions from the Père Marquette Hotel : East on Main Street to Washington St. Right on Washington St. to State St. Left on State Street. WTVP building in on the right. U.S. Post Office is next to WTVP. Rizzi's Restaurant is directly across the street from the library. Plenty of free parking in area. Hours for the library: Closed on Sunday and Wednesday Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9am to 6pm Thursday 9am to 9pm Saturday 9am to 4pm (From Labor Day until June) Phone +1 (309) 497-2155 for more information. © 2010, copyright Illinois State Genealogical Society

ISGS Fall Conference - Early Bird Registration Ends October 15th

Have you registered yet for the ISGS Fall Conference to be held in Peoria on Saturday, October 23, 2010? The early bird registration deadline ends on October 15th! ISGS members can register for $35.00 and the non-member price is $45.00 per registration. All registrations postmarked after October 15th will be charged the late / walk-in fee of $55.00 per person. In addition, lunch cannot be guaranteed for registrations made after October 15th or at the door. © 2010, copyright Illinois State Genealogical Society

Wordless Wednesday - Père Marquette Hotel, Peoria

The historic Père Marquette Hotel , Peoria, location of the ISGS Fall 2010 Conference on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Photo: Père Marquette Hotel, Peoria, 2006 by Robert Lawton used under Creative Commons License. © 2010, copyright Illinois State Genealogical Society

Mentioned: Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology

The Illinois State Genealogical Society and its blog has been mentioned in the October/November 2010 issue of the Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology . In an article entitled Today's Genealogist - Providing Value-Added History , genealogist and archivist Missy Corley profiles two genealogists leveraging technology to expand the genealogy experience. One such genealogist highlighted is Thomas MacEntee, Publicity Chair for ISGS and his work with ISGS and the blog is also described. Click here to download the two-page article in PDF format. © 2010, copyright Illinois State Genealogical Society