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Save the Date – 2015 Fall Conference!

Plans are underway for the ISGS 2015 Conference. October 23 rd & 24 th 2015           Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn 9333 S. Cicero Ave Oak Lawn, IL 60453 (708) 425-7800 Reservation Room Block (2015 ISGS Conferences) $119.00 per night

Upcoming ISGS Webinars

Join us on Tuesday, December 9 , at 8:00 PM Central, where C. Ann Staley, CG, CGL , will show us how to properly navigate HeritageQuest Online - The Ins and Outs . To attend this webinar, register at . Last week's webinar, Evaluating What You Have Found: The Third Stage of Research , presented by Barbara Renick, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website ( ). Upcoming Webinars January 13 – Using Google Earth for Genealogy Presenter: Lisa Louise Cooke Registration: For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit . And don't forget to spread the word! Forward this email onto your friends and colleagues, post the information to social media sites and/or your blog/website, or print out a few copies of our webinar flyer to hand out at your

Nov/Dec Newsletter Now Available

The Nov/Dec 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 2008. Contents Discovery of 1840 Menard County Census Cook County Cemetery at Dunnings Database Available Now ISGS 2014 Fall Conference News and more……… © 2014, copyright Illinois State Genealogical Society This article is copyright content from the Illinois State Genealogical Society Blog at Shop and Support ISGS - click here to learn how!

Carl Sandburg Institute of Genealogy to be Held in Galesburg, IL Next May

We received the following press release announcing a new genealogy institute starting next year.  Carl Sandburg Institute of Genealogy (a.k.a. CSI-Genealogy) will be held from May 28 to June 1, 2015 on the Carl Sandburg Campus in Galesburg, Illinois. Carl Sandburg College is excited to announce that registration for CSI-Genealogy 2015 has started and will be held on the college’s campus in Galesburg, Illinois from 28 May through 1 June 2015. Attendees can choose one of four lecture tracks to attend over the 4.5 days of the Institute. The following tracks will be offered:  Advanced Methodology and Analysis with Michael John Neill  Germanic Research Sources and Methods with Teresa Steinkamp McMillin  Refining Internet and Digital Skills for Genealogy with Cyndi Ingle  The Advancing Genealogist: Research Standards, Tools, & Records with Debbie Mieszala Classes will be held in modern comfortable classrooms and attendees will have complimentary access to wifi to enhance t

November 2014 Webinar – Evaluating What You Have Found: The Third Stage of Research

[ Join us on November 11 , for Evaluating What You Have Found: The Third Stage of Research with Barbara Renick, where you will learn about the importance of studying an ancestor's associates can help solve a genealogical mystery. Date : Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 8:00 pm Central Description : Just because it is in print (in a courthouse record, a county history, a family history book, or published online) doesn't make it so. All too often we find tantalizing bits and pieces of our family trees in various sources. It takes knowledge and experience to carefully evaluate what you have found and to determine when further research and documentation is necessary. This lecture covers the evaluation of both compiled and original sources. Presenter : Barbara Renick Barbara Renick teaches at many national and state genealogy conferences and at least monthly at the regional Family History Center in Orange California; was a contributing editor for the National Genealogical Society comp

Illinois State Genealogical Society Announces 2015 FREE Webinar Lineup

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) is happy to announce the continuation of its popular FREE monthly webinar program in 2015. The 2015 ISGS Webinar Series would not be possible without the generous contributions received throughout 2014 and the generous sponsorship provided by FamilySearch . Registration for the 2015 webinars is now open! You’ll find a fantastic lineup of presentations and speakers and we hope you will join us for a wonderful educational experience. The ISGS webinars, which are live lectures/presentations that you can attend via a computer with an internet connection, are held as a live broadcast on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 PM Central . The live broadcast of each webinars is FREE to the public. ISGS members who are unable to attend the live broadcast are able to access recordings of all past webinars through the Members Section of the ISGS website, to watch at their convenience. ISGS 2015 Webinar Schedule So what does 2015 have in store? H