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ISGS Office Closed Monday, July 4, 2016

The ISGS Office will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Regular hours will resume on Thursday, July 7, 2016.

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Upcoming ISGS Webinars – July 2016

Join us on Tuesday, July 12, at 8:00 PM Central, when Jean Hibben, CG will present Special Delivery: Using US Postmaster Documents in Family History Research. To attend this webinar, register at

Last week's webinar, Using Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls, presented by Amie Bowser Tennant, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (

Upcoming Webinars

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

September 13 - Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records
Presenter: Amy Johnson Crow, CG
Registration: http…

ISGS 2017 Webinars - Call for Proposals

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) is seeking qualified genealogy presenters to participate in its ISGS 2017 Webinar Series. ISGS webinars are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 9:00 pm Eastern / 8:00 pm Central. Scheduled dates are:
January 10, 2017February 14, 2017March 14, 2017April 11, 2017May 9, 2017June 13, 2017July 11, 2017August 15, 2017September 12, 2017October 10, 2017November 14, 2017December 12, 2017Preferred 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 presenters must have previous webinar presenting experienc…