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Upcoming ISGS Webinars – October 2015

Join us on Tuesday , October 13 , at 8:00 PM Central, when Steve Szabados, will present Polish Genealogy – Four Steps to successful research . To attend this webinar, register at . This month’s webinar, Using Tax Records for Genealogical Problem Solving , presented by Dr. Michael Lacopo, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website ( ). Upcoming Webinars October 13 – Polish Genealogy – Four Steps to Successful Research Presenter: Steve Szabados Registration: November 10 – In-laws and Outlaws: The Bylaws of Talking About The Family Skeletons Presenter: Janet Hovorka Registration: December 8 – The US Federal Census: Good, Bad and Ugly for Genealogists Presenter: Gary Smith Registration:

Sep/Oct 2015 Newsletter Now Available!

The Sep/Oct 2015 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. © 2015, 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!

ISGS 2016 Webinar Series – Call for Proposals

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) is seeking qualified genealogy presenters to participate in its I SGS 2016 Webinar Series . ISGS webinars are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 9:00pm Eastern/8:00pm Central. Scheduled dates are: January 11, 2016 February 9, 2016 March 8, 2016 April 12, 2016 May 10, 2016 June 14, 2016 July 12, 2016 August 9, 2016 September 13, 2016 October 11, 2016 November 8, 2016 December 13, 2016 Preferred Webinar Topics Genealogy methodology including research and evidence evaluation. Record sets: “how to” and usage practices. Midwest United States genealogy, research and record sets. Ethnic genealogy including African-American, Scandinavian, Irish, German, Polish. Click here to view a list of previous ISGS webinar topics dating back to January 2012. Qualifications and Requirements Potential presenters must have previous genealogy speaking experience at a local, regional or national level. Potential presenter

September 2015 Webinar – Using Tax Records for Genealogical Problem Solving

Date : Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 8:00 pm Central Description : Although most researchers are aware of tax records, they are seldom utilized and dismissed as boring and insignificant. Tax records can solve MANY genealogical dilemmas and should be a primary records source to utilize, especially in states such as Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky, but nationwide. This lecture will show you how they can help you! Presenter : Michael Locopo Dr. Michael D. Lacopo is a life-long resident of northern Indiana. He began his genealogical research in 1980. His first published work appeared in 1985 with several books, journal articles and published contributions following. In 2000 he appeared in USA TODAY and has lectured locally, regionally nationally, and internationally since 2004. Dr. Lacopo has a varied and interesting ancestry and is a self-described "all-American mutt." He has research experience in numerous fields with particular strengths in research involving Mennonite fa