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Celebrating Prairie Pioneers!

Throughout 2018 we're celebrating the Illinois State Genealogical Society's 50th anniversary and the Illinois Bicentennial! As we honor our Illinois ancestors, we'll be sharing names of people who settled in Illinois in or before 1818 from our popular Prairie Pioneers project each month until December 2018. Here are some of our earliest Prairie Pioneers: SURNAME FIRST NAME COUNTY YEAR AUBUCHON Joseph Randolph 1712 LALANDE Jacques IL Territory 1715 DEROUSSE Pierre Randolph 1725 MARECHAL Nicholas IL Territory 1741 TAYON/TAILLON Joseph M. IL Territory 1745 BARBEAU Jean Baptiste Randolph 1749 LABUSCIERE Joseph St. Clair 1765 THIBAULT Joseph Francois Randolph 1769 CONAND Jacques Francoise Randolph 1776 MOORE James M. Monroe

Call for Proposals for 2018 Fall Conference

Illinois State Genealogical Society Announces: Call for Proposals for 2018 Fall Conference January 9, 2018 — Springfield, IL: The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) announces their Call for Proposals for the Fall 2018 Conference to be held October 26 & 27, 2018 at President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – a Doubletree by Hilton in Springfield, Illinois. ISGS will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary and the State’s Bicentennial. The ISGS Conference draws attendees of all experience levels, from the beginner to the professional and the hobbyist from Illinois and the surrounding states. The program committee is seeking new, charismatic and engaging presentations. Topics being considered include: Illinois History, Immigration, Records, and Repositories Brickwall Strategies DNA Ethnic Groups Methodology Organization Problem Solving Technology Criteria for Presentations Presentations will be 60 minutes, which includes 10 minutes reserved for questions

ISGS January/February 2018 Newsletter Now Available!

The January/February 2018   issue of the 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. © 2018, copyright Illinois State Genealogical Society