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Upcoming ISGS Webinars

Join us on Tuesday, January 14 , at 8:00 PM Central, where Thomas MacEntee , will present, 7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists .   To attend this webinar, register at . Last week's webinar, Miracles, Mysteries & Mayhem: Online Family Trees , presented by Jeanne Larzalere Bloom , is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website ( ).   Upcoming Webinars   January 14 – 7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists Presenter:   Thomas MacEntee Registration:   February 11 – Printed Legends and Missing Footnotes: Dissecting 19 th and 20 th Century Compiled Genealogies   Presenter:   D. Joshua Taylor Registration:   March 11 – Going Nuclear: DNA Discoveries to Trace All Lines of Descent Presenter:   Debbie Parker Wayne, CG,

A Look Back at the 2013 ISGS Webinar Series

It has been another exciting year for the Education Committee, having produced another year in our monthly webinar series that we kicked off in January 2012.  We have now held 24 webinars to-date, all of which are available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website. In case you missed our announcement in October , our webinar series will continue in 2014.  We have a fantastic lineup of speakers and topics and we hope you will join us next year. Our second year was incredibly successful, drawing in viewers from around the world.  We are grateful to have been able to fulfill one of ISGS’s many goals, that being education.  We’d like to take a moment to reflect on what we learned through the 2013 ISGS Webinar Series. Linda Woodward Geiger kicked off the year with Beyond the Draft Cards: Additional WWI Selective Service Records .  We learned the anatomy of WWI draft cards and the differences for each registration.  She provided an excellent handout that shows images f

ISGS Newsletter Now Available - November-December 2013

Please click here to download your copy of the latest ISGS newsletter! Or visit the ISGS Website at and click on Newsletters in the sidebar. Contents ·        The Illinois Regional Archives Depository System ·        President's Message ·        75th Anniversary of Illinois State Archives Norton Building ·        2013 ISGS Fall Conference Report ·        ISGS Webinar Update and more . . . © 2013, copyright Illinois State Genealogical Society  

December 2013 Webinar – Miracles, Mysteries & Mayhem: Online Family Tree

  Using online family trees can help you with your genealogy research if you approach it in an effective manner.  On December 10, Jeanne Larzalere Bloom will show us how in her presentation Miracles, Mysteries & Mayhem: Online Family Trees .     Date : Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 8:00 pm Central     Description :  We want to build on the research of others but those online family trees often contain miracles, mysteries and mayhem. Does the tree need to be pruned? Learn effective techniques to determine if branches on a tree are diseased or if they are healthy.  Presenter : Jeanne Larzalere Bloom Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG is a full-time professional researcher specializing in Chicago and Cook County research, problem solving, and multi-generational family histories. She conducts research projects for government agencies, attorneys, authors, newspapers, heir-search firms, professional genealogists, family researchers.  Jeanne writes articles for scholarly journals

Elgin Genealogical Society Announces 2014 Beginners’ Workshop Series

Elgin Genealogical Society (EGS) announced its 2014 Beginners’ Workshop Series today - each one will cover a different topic important to helping you further your research. The workshops will be held on the third Thursday of each month in the Community Room, Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, Illinois 60120 at 7:00 pm. All EGS meetings are open to the public. Mark your calendar for these important dates in 2014: Jan 16, 2014 - Getting Started with your Research Feb 20, 2014 - Getting the Vitals Down—Birth, Marriage, and Death Records Mar 20, 2014 - Turning Fiction to Fact: Using, Identifying and Citing Sources Apr 17, 2014 - Making Sense of the Census May 15, 2014 - Organizing your Research Jun 19, 2014 - Using Libraries to Continue your Research Jul 17, 2014 - Analyzing and Tracking your Research Aug 21, 2014 - Using Websites to Help your Research Sep 18, 2014 - Digging into Land Records: The Neglected Resource Oct 16, 2014 - Dusting Off