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The Illinois State Genealogical Society invites societies to submit nominations for ISGS’ 2018 Honors & Awards. Nominees will receive their awards at the ISGS Fall Conference to be held in Springfield, IL 26 & 27 October 2018. Information on award categories and nomination forms can be found on the ISGS website.   For questions or assistance, email Susie Pope, Honors & Awards Chair: © 2018, copyright Illinois State Genealogical Society

Celebrating Prairie Pioneers! Post 3

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. This is the second post in our Prairie Pioneers series. To view the other names, click the  Prairie Pioneers Certificates tag . Here are some of our earliest Prairie Pioneers: SURNAME FIRST NAME COUNTY YEAR STEELE John Randolph 1798 CAMP Ichabod, Rev. Dr. Clinton 1799 PULLIAM Robert Randolph 1799 CRAIN James Randolph 1800 CRAIN John Benjamin Randolph 1800 JONES Claiborne Sangamon 1800 SHOOK Lawrence

ISGS May/June 2018 Newsletter Now Available!

The May/June 2018 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. © 2018, copyright Illinois State Genealogical Society