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Upcoming ISGS Webinars – August 2015

Join us on Tuesday , August 11 , at 8:00 PM Central, when Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, will present School Daze – Finding and Using School Records to Trace Our Ancestors . To attend this webinar, register at . Last week's webinar, Dissect Obituaries for New Clues , presented by George G. Morgan, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website ( ). Upcoming Webinars August 11 – School Daze – Finding and Using School Records to Trace Our Ancestors Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG Registration: September 8 – Using Tax Records for Genealogical Problem Solving Presenter: Michael Lacopo Registration: October 13 – Polish Genealogy – Four Steps to Successful Research Presenter: Steve Szabados Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.c

Nominations Sought for ISGS Awards

The Illinois Genealogical Society (ISGS) Honors and Awards Committee uses the following criteria for selecting individuals or societies to be honored by the ISGS Governing Board for the many hours and talents the nominees have contribute d to furthering genealogy in Illinois. All recipients will be notified that they will be receiving an award at an ISGS event on a specific day and place. It is their responsibility to attend the event to receive the award or to ask another individual to receive the award in their absence.  Please make only one nomination per category per society.  Award nomination forms must be used. The forms are available on the ISGS website . Community Service Award - This award may be given to an individual, company, or institution for service or contributions to genealogy. Nominations may be made by local genealogical or historical societies. Special Recognition Award - This award may be given to an individual for the promotion of genealogy in general or fo

July 2015 Webinar – Dissect Obituaries for New Clues

Date : Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 8:00 pm Central Description : Obituaries are miniature biographies for the deceased. The writers were compelled to compress as much information into a small amount of text. Your job is to carefully analyze the content of the death notice, obituary, and/or funeral notice and look for clues. This seminar presents a methodology for dissecting an obituary, determining what information is provided or inferred, identifying record types that may be available, where those records are located, and how to access them. A sample obituary is dissected and discussed. Presenter : George G. Morgan George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents around the world. George is the prolific author of hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, in genealogical publications, and at online sites internationally. His twelfth book, the fourth edition How to Do Everything: Genealogy , will

July/August 2015 - ISGS Newsletter Available

The July/August 2015 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.