Monday, August 12, 2013

ISGS Announces Soldiers of the American Revolution in Illinois

Major Update of Classic 1976 Publication for Illinois Genealogy

August 12, 2013 – Springfield, IL. The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) announces the publication of an expanded and revised version of Soldiers of the American Revolution in Illinois.

In its first venture in the world of self-publishing and “print on demand,” ISGS has published Soldiers of the American Revolution in Illinois in hardcover or e-book version through its store at Visit to order!

The alphabetical listing of “The Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in Illinois” published in 1976 by Illinois State Genealogical Society has been expanded to include new entries, children of the entry, (other family members), history found in and referencing to pension records relating people, places and events, location of graves and references to searching for the Revolutionary War Soldier connected to Illinois. The expanded version includes the very early Soldiers in Illinois before the establishment of the Northwest Territory (1787) and Illinois (1818), many of French extraction.

According to Howard Manthei, ISGS Publications Chairperson, “Thanks to two years of tireless research by ISGS board member Jayne Cates, the new release of this book contains a wealth of detail about Revolutionary War soldiers that were connected to Illinois and has three helpful indexes: soldier, burial, and spouse. The e-book format, with the ability to search the contents on a computer or e-reader, adds a new dimension to our publications.”

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