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Fox Valley Genealogical Society Conference - Saturday, October 1, 2016

On Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Fox Valley Genealogical Society, Naperville, Illinois, will present our annual all-day conference at Grace United Methodist Church, Naperville. The featured speaker will be David McDonald, CG®.

David is a Certified Genealogist® who is a trustee and past president of the Board of Certification of Genealogists. David is a former director of the National Genealogical Society and past editor of the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society newsletter. An ordained Protestant minister his specialties include the Midwest, migration patterns across the United States, religious records and denominations. He has lectured widely in the Midwest on various genealogical topics.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn new clues and insights to assist you in going beyond vital records.
The conference theme is Church or Court: Where did Grandma Go?
David McDonald, CG® will present four lectures entitled:
1. Illinois Migration & Settlement Patterns
2. …

Upcoming ISGS Webinars – October 2016

Join us on Tuesday, October 11, at 8:00 PM Central, when Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGS will present Midwestern Gems: Back Issues of Genealogical, Historical and Sociological Journals. To attend this webinar, register at

Last week's webinar, Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records, presented by Amy Johnson Crow, CG, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (

Upcoming Webinars

October 11 - Midwestern Gems: Back Issues of Genealogical, Historical and Sociological Journals
Presenter: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGS

November 8 - Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis
Presenter: George G. Morgan

December 13 - Without the Hint - There is No Story
Presenter: Bernice Alexander Benn…

September 2016 ISGS Webinar - Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records

Title:  Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Our ancestors’ occupations are a way of identifying them. Exploring records created about occupation and employment can yield specific information about the ancestor, help place the ancestor in historical and social context, and spark ideas for further research.

Presenter: Amy Johnson Crow, CG

Amy Johnson Crow is a Certified Genealogist and an active lecturer and author. Her roots run deep in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states. She earned her Masters degree in Library and Information Science at Kent State University. Amy loves to help people discover the joys of learning about their ancestors. She figures that if anyone were to steal her phone, the thief would probably be alarmed at the number of tombstone photos on it. She blogs regularly at


Registration Procedure: T…