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Upcoming ISGS Webinars – August 2016

Join us on Tuesday, August 9, at 8:00 PM Central, when Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG will present Misbegotten Children; Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate. To attend this webinar, register at

Last week's webinar, Special Delivery: Using US Postmaster Documents in Family History Research, presented by Jean Hibben, CG, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (

Upcoming Webinars

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

September 13 - Midwestern Gems: Back Issues of Genealogical, Historical and Sociological Journals

ISGS July/August 2016 Newsletter Now Available!

The July/August 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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July 2016 Webinar - Special Delivery: Using US Postmaster Documents in Family History Research

Title:  Special Delivery: Using US Postmaster Documents in Family History Research

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 8:00 pm Central

Description: There is a wealth of records among NARA microfilms of US Postmaster appointments (now accessible via Ancestors who were merchants, newspaper editors, politicians, or lawyers may have also served as Postmasters. Learn how to access and navigate these records and see how they can be correlated with other documents to get a more complete picture of your ancestor.

Presenter: Jean Hibben, CG

Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, MA, CG, former So. Cal. college speech professor (MA – Speech Communication; PhD – Folklore) is a Board Certified genealogist, national speaker, and author. She is the former director and current staff trainer for the Corona, CA Family History Center, has worked on background research for two genealogy television programs, and hosts podcasts with Gena Philibert-Ortega, promoting their joint venture “GenealogyJourneys” (genaandj…