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Upcoming ISGS Webinars

Join us on Tuesday, February 11, at 8:00 PM Central, where D. Joshua Taylor will present Printed Legends and Missing Footnotes: Dissecting 19th and 20th Century Compiled Genealogies. To attend this webinar, register at

Last week's webinar, 7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists, presented by Thomas MacEntee, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (

Upcoming Webinars
February 11 – Printed Legends and Missing Footnotes: Dissecting 19th and 20th Century Compiled Genealogies
Presenter: D. Joshua Taylor Registration: 11 – Going Nuclear: DNA Discoveries to Trace All Lines of Descent
Presenter: Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGLRegistration: 8 – Using Canadian Records to Find Your Midwestern Ancestor
Presenter: Kathryn Lake Hogan, PLCGS…

ISGS Newsletter Now Available

The January/February 2014 issue of the ISGS Newsletter is now available to both ISGS members and non-members.
Visit the ISGS website at and click ISGS Newsletter to download the current issue (in PDF) and to view past issues going back to January/February 2008.
10 Genealogy Resolutions for 2014 That You Can Keep Jesse White Offers Instructional Video on Paper ConservationGenealogical Foundation Established in IllinoisJoin Our New ISGS Project
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Find It -> Prove It -> Share It

DuPage County Genealogical Society's 39th Annual Conference
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 4070 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL
We have added a beginners track to help people just getting started, as well as those who want a refresher in the basics.  More intermediate to advanced topics have also been selected for our attendees.  There will be Vendors & Exhibitors, and an opportunity to network with other researchers.Featured speakers: Harvey Baker, Debbie Mieszala, Paul Milner, Marsha Peterson-Maass, and Steve Szabados.
Click the link for the 2014 Conference Program to learn more about each session topic.
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January 2014 Webinar – 7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists

Want to learn the best ways to research on a budget? Then join us on January 14, where Thomas MacEntee will share his secrets in his presentation 7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists.

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Learn how savvy genealogists find success with 7 basic habits of frugality. You’ll not only find a list of key resources but more importantly you’ll learn how to embrace the “mind set” of finding the best ways to save money while researching your ancestors.

Presenter: Thomas MacEntee

Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogy research and as a way to connect with others in the family history community. When he’s not busy writing blog posts, organizing the 3,000+ members of, teaching online genealogy webinars and more, Thomas MacEntee is busy in his role as “genealogy ninja.” Stealth is not easy, but he manages to get the inside track on emerging techno…