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Showing posts from December, 2016

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: 14 - Freedmen’s Bureau Records – Valuable to ALL Southern Research!
Presenter:Diane Richard
Registration: 14 - Nurse, Matrons, Laundresses & Cooks. Documenting Women in the Civil War
Presenter:Angela Y. Walton-Raji
Registration: For t…

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 records for restoratio…