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ISGS Office Closed Thursday, November 26, 2015

The ISGS Office will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2015 in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular hours will resume on Monday, November 30, 2015. © 2015, copyright Illinois State Genealogical Society

Upcoming ISGS Webinars – December 2015

Join us on Tuesday, December 8 , at 8:00 PM Central, when Gary Smith, will present The US Federal Census: Good, Bad and Ugly for Genealogists . To attend this webinar, register at . Last week's webinar, In-laws and Outlaws: The Bylaws of Talking About The Family Skeletons , presented by Janet Hovorka, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website ( ). Upcoming Webinars December 8 – The US Federal Census: Good, Bad and Ugly for Genealogists Presenter: Gary Smith Registration: January 12 – Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process Presenter: Drew Smith Registration: February 9 – Reconstructing Black Community Life Through Benevolent Societies Presenter: Angela Walton-Raji Registration:

ISGS November/December Newsletter Now Available!

The November/December 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

Illinois State Genealogical Society Announces 2015/2016 Election Results

ISGS 2015/2016 Executive Committee Members: (l to r) Howard Manthei, Susan Scoville Pope, Dawn Carey Henry, Laura Kovarik, Margaret Truax and Angela McGhee November 4, 2015 – Springfield, IL:  The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) announces results of its recent election for Officers and new Directors. The election was conducted during the Annual Meeting during the recent ISGS Fall 2015 Conference in Oak Lawn, Illinois on Saturday October 24, 2015. The following Officers were elected: President : Dawn Carey Henry 1st Vice President : Howard Manthei 2nd Vice President : Susan Scoville Pope Recording Secretary : Laura Kovarik Treasurer : Margaret Truax In addition, the following 2018 Directors were elected: 2018 Director : Kristy Gravlin 2018 Director : Angela McGhee 2018 Director : Barbara McKean On Sunday, November 1, 2015, during a virtual meeting of the ISGS Executive Committee, 2015/2016 appointments were made for various Standing Committee a

November 2015 Webinar – In-laws and Outlaws: The Bylaws of Talking About The Family Skeletons

Title: In-laws and Outlaws: The Bylaws of Talking About The Family Skeletons Date : Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 8:00 pm Central Description : Sharing your family history can be an important part of the health of your family relationships but every family has a few sticking points. If you don't have some family skeletons, you just haven't done enough family history research yet. Every family has heroes and scoundrels. How do you pass down this information to the next generations in your family in a healthy, safe way that encourages strong connections to family and good coping skills? Sometimes it is all in the way you frame it. Here are some rules for making sure your family learns from the past and proceeds forward into the future in a healthy way. Presenter : Janet Hovorka Janet Hovorka owns Family ChartMasters , an award winning genealogy chart printing service that is the official printer for most genealogy software and database companies. She is the aut