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ISGS is seeking proposals for webinar presentations for its 2019 schedule.

ISGS is seeking proposals for webinar presentations for its 2019 schedule.

Live webinars are presented on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 pm Central Time and should be 45-55 minutes in length. Attendees can submit questions during the presentation and a short question and answer session will occur afterwards. Speakers that have not presented a webinar before, but feel they are ready, are encouraged to submit. ISGS will provide some additional assistance for those new to the platform.

Presentations on the following topics are encouraged:
Underground Railroad in Illinois
Hispanic Research
Illinois Waterways and associated records
Native American Research
Early Illinois settlement, including French and English resources
Organizing /Digitizing material
Using Illinois archives or other repositories
Cross-State records
Ethnic or religious population resources
Civil War in Illinois
Illinois indentured and slave registers
Caring for Artifacts Military records, pension land boundaries

Please submit the following to for consideration by August 31, 2018.

Contact Information – Name, company name, mailing address, email, phone number, comfort level with GotoWebinar platform

Speaker Profile – Name as you would like it displayed, headshot photo (100px preferred), a short biography focusing on your genealogical background and qualifications, previous speaking engagements including webinars and publications.

Presentation – Title (under 100 characters), description of presentation, a list of other places this presentation has been given, preferred audience skill level, dates you are NOT available.

ISGS ( is a statewide genealogical society that celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. The webinar series began in 2012. Webinars are held the second Tuesday of each month on the GotoWebinar platform. The live webinars are opened to anyone who registers. ISGS records and archives webinars are accessible to members only. At least two ISGS members will be assisting with each webinar.

Any questions, please contact Laura Kovarik, Chair, Education Committee, at

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