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Showing posts from November, 2010

Peoria County Genealogical Society Adds Facebook Page

The Peoria County Genealogical Society has just created a Facebook page! If you are a Facebook member, go to  and make sure you click the Like button.  This way you'll receive all the latest PCGS news. © 2010, copyright Illinois State Genealogical Society

Ancestry World Archives Project: World Record Challenge

Readers: this is a great way to make a donation to ISGS! It would be great if we could get any or all of our members working on indexing - and the upcoming cold weather means it is a perfect indoor activity!  Here is the latest news from You help index records because you want to give back to the genealogy community. Now your contribution can go even further. This November and December you can compete with over 60,000 people worldwide in our World Record Challenge: Holiday 2010 Edition . The top five contributors will win grant money to be donated, in their name, to a non-profit genealogical or historical organization of their choice. Prizes will be awarded in January as follows: 1st Place - $2500 2nd Place - $1500 3rd Place - $500 4th Place - $250 5th Place - $250 The top 10 contributors will be posted each week on the World Archives Project Facebook page ( ) so you can keep track of the competition. Join us the