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ISGS $10,000 War of 1812 Pension Match Challenge Update

The Illinois State Genealogical Society President Jane Haldeman, announced at their annual meeting in O’Fallon, IL during their Fall Conference on Saturday, October 25. 2014, that the ISGS $10,000 War of 1812 Pension Match Challenge goal has been met. Since the goal was accomplished in two and half months, the ISGS board voted to increase the Challenge up to $12,000 in donations made by October 31, 2014.

Speaker Spotlight: J. Mark Lowe

ISGS 2014 Fall Conference “Land of Opportunity” More informationOctober 24 & 25, 2014, at the Regency Conference Center, O’Fallon, Illinois J. Mark Lowe: CG, FUGAFull-time professional researcher & educator, formerly APG President. You will find him researching for clients including Who Do You Think You Are?, African American Lives or Biography’s uneXplained. J. Mark Lowe’s  ISGS Fall Conference Lectures: · Early River Towns· Cheap Land on the Prairie (Or That's What the Railroad Man Said…)· My Taxes Were Due When? (Using Delinquent Tax Lists and Release Books)Conference BrochureClick here to download the Conference Brochure (PDF). Program: Click here for full program details.                      Dates: Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Location: Hilton Garden Inn St. Louis Shiloh/O’Fallon
360 Regency Park Drive, O'Fallon, IL, 62269 - (888) 853-6895 http://www.stlouisofallonil.hgi.comHope to see you in O’Fallon!Information at www.ilgensoc.org
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Speaker Spotlight: Tony Burroughs

ISGS 2014 Fall Conference “Land of Opportunity” More informationOctober 24 & 25, 2014, at the Regency Conference Center, O’Fallon, IllinoisTony Burroughs, FUGA, AuthorA founder and CEO of The Center for Black Genealogy. He is author of Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree and is Vice-President of the Illinois State Genealogical Society. Tony Burroughs’  ISGS Fall Conference Lectures:Farmers, Tenant Farmers, and Share CroppersBlack MigrationsResearching Pullman Porters: Railroad Records for African AmericansConference BrochureClick here to download the Conference Brochure (PDF). Program: Click here for full program details.                       Dates: Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Location: Hilton Garden Inn St. Louis Shiloh/O’Fallon
360 Regency Park Drive, O'Fallon, IL, 62269 - (888) 853-6895 http://www.stlouisofallonil.hgi.comHope to see you in O’Fallon!Information at www.ilgensoc.org
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October 2014 Webinar – Hunting for Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals

[Join us on October 14, for Hunting for Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals with Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, where you will learn about the importance of studying an ancestor's associates can help solve a genealogical mystery. Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 8:00 pm Central Description: Henry Steren was a German immigrant who lived in Quincy, Illinois. The United States records that were created about him indicate only that he was from the Province of Hanover in Germany. This lecture will detail how his town of origin and parents were identified, in spite of the lack of records naming him. Carefully researching each of his associates and correlating all available evidence reveals the origins of Henry. Use of the Genealogical Proof Standard is demonstrated. Presenter: Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG Teresa Steinkamp McMillin is a certified genealogist who specializes in German-American and Midwest research. She has been interested in genealogy since she was a child, and activel…