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June 2016 Webinar - Using Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls

Title:  Using Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls

Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Social media isn't just for teenagers anymore! Learn to use the power of Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter to overcome genealogy brick walls in your family tree and share your family story. Knowledgeable people around the world are just waiting to help you with your biggest problems and maybe you can help someone else along the way.

Presenter: Amie Bowser Tennant

Amie Bowser Tennant has been passionate about genealogy and family history for the last 16 years. She was awarded the NGS Home Study Scholarship in 2011 and is currently "on the clock" for national certification. She has served on many local community boards and organizations. This past year, Amie accepted the position of Head Content Specialist at Today, she works as a research genealogist, national speaker, and international writer. Follow her adventures in genealogy at http://…

ISGS Office Closed Monday, May 30, 2016

The ISGS Office will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Regular hours will resume on Thursday, June 2, 2016.

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Upcoming ISGS Webinars – June 2016

Join us on Tuesday, June 14, at 8:00 PM Central, when Amie Tenant will present Using Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls. To attend this webinar, register at

Last week's webinar, Polish Immigration to America - When, Where, Why and Hows, presented by Stephen Szabados, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (

Upcoming Webinars

June 14 - Using Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls
Presenter: Amie Tenant

July 12 - Special Delivery: Using US Postmaster Documents in Family History Research
Presenter: Jean Hibben, CG

August 9 - Misbegotten Children; Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate
Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG

ISGS May/June 2016 Newsletter Now Available!

The May/June 2016 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.

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