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Upcoming ISGS Webinars – July 2015

Join us on Tuesday , July 14 , at 8:00 PM Central, when George G. Morgan will present Dissect Obituaries for New Clues . To attend this webinar, register at . Our June webinar, Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves , presented by Ron Arons, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website ( ). Upcoming Webinars July 14 – Dissect Obituaries for New Clues Presenter: George G. Morgan Registration: August 11 – School Daze – Finding and Using School Records to Trace Our Ancestors Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG Registration: August 11 – Using Tax Records for Genealogical Problem Solving Presenter: Michael Lacopo Registration: For the complete list of upcoming webi

2015 ISGS Fall Conference–Oct 23 & 24, 2015

Illinois State Genealogical Society 2015 Fall Conference October 23rd & 24th, 2015 Oak Lawn, Illinois Co-host: Afro-American Genealogical & Historical Society of Chicago Two days filled with genealogy education, nationally-known speakers, and the opportunity to network with other genealogists and family historians, and meals. Featured speakers include:   Paula Stuart-Warren, CG℠, FMGS, FUGA : Professional genealogist specializing in genealogical and historical research, lecturing, consulting, and writing. Her lectures, research, and consultations for individuals, societies, law firms, and Indian tribes seeking records and advice has taken her to many states, courthouses, archives, historical societies, and libraries. Her Illinois research covers many counties. Geoffrey Baer : Multiple Emmy award-winning Public Television writer, producer and program host Geoffrey Baer is known for his masterful storytelling, conversational style, and contagious enthusiasm. Tony Bu

Nominations Sought for ISGS Board Positions

The Illinois State Genealogical Society is putting together the slate of officers for the coming year.  If you or your society would like to make a recommendation for the office of president, vice-president, 2nd vice-president, recording secretary, treasurer or for one of three positions as a director, please email your suggestions to .Hoping to hear from you soon as the deadline for submissions is July 1, 2015 . Thank you,Darlene Hinkle, convener

June 2015 Webinar – Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves

Date : Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 8:00 pm Central Description : Genealogy is more than just finding ancestors and other relatives to create a giant family tree. In this talk you will learn the basics of 'Family Systems Theory', the same technique used by psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and social workers to help their clients understand themselves better. By understanding our ancestors through 'Family Systems Theory', you'll be able to understand family dynamics through multiple generations and your relative's impact on the family 'system' and how the system affected you. Join us as Ron Arons presents Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves . Presenter : Ron Arons Ron Arons has given 250+ presentations internationally, which has earned him a reputation as a humorous, informative, and inspiring speaker. He has authored three books: The Jews of Sing Sing , WANTED! U.S. Criminal Records , and, most recently, Mind Maps for Genealogy