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Upcoming ISGS Webinars – January 2017

Join us on  Tuesday, January 10 , at 8:00 PM Central, when Jill Morelli will present  Finding Dirk: Records of Insane Asylums in Illinois . To attend this webinar, register at Last week's webinar,  Without the Hint - There is No Story , presented by Bernice Alexander Bennett, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website ( ). Upcoming Webinars January 10 -  Finding Dirk: Records of Insane Asylums in Illinois Presenter :  Jill Morelli Registration: February 14 -  Freedmen’s Bureau Records – Valuable to ALL Southern Research! Presenter:   Diane Richard Registration: March 14 -  Nurse, Matrons, Laundresses & Cooks. Documenting Women in the Civil War Presenter:   Angela Y. Walton-Raji Registration:   https://atte

December 2016 ISGS Webinar - Without the Hint - There is No Story

Title :   Without the Hint - There is No Story Date : Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 8:00 pm Central Description : Oral history, passing remarks and casual conversations can lead to a journey to discover the family story. The value of listening rather than discounting information can set the stage to crack a brick wall. Every family has a challenge to uncover the truth, and one important challenge is explore every little detail heard that will prove or disprove the information. This webinar is a case study of a casual conversation (a little hint) that opens the door to finding an amazing family story, which spans through an array of events and a myriad of records. Presenter : Bernice Alexander Bennett Bernice Alexander Bennett is a lecturer, author, and family historian researching and documenting her African American roots. She is a Citizen's Archivist ]with the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, DC, where she prepares Widows' pension recor