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Upcoming Virtual events from our Member Societies!

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn more about working with DNA results? Our friends at CAGGNI will be hosting a virtual DNA Special Interest Group on Saturday, August 8th, 12:45-3pm, facilitated by Suze Bates! The group will focus on learning the methods for analyzing DNA test results, studying topics such as autosomal DNA, mitochondrial DNA, Y-DNA, X-DNA, and more. You will also learn about how third-party tools can help you analyze your raw DNA data. The group will combine 15-20 minute lectures with interactive workshop-style activities! Learn more by visiting CAGGNI's website! The North Suburban Genealogical Society will present "Local Histories Add Clues & Color to your Genealogy," via a virtual Zoom meeting hosted by the Glenview Public Library. ISGS' own Kimberly Nagy will help you learn more about using local histories to find clues for further research. Learn more and register at the NSGS website! © 2020, copyright Illinois State Genealogical So

ISGS Annual Membership Meeting Announcement- and other Virtual News

ISGS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING FOR 2020 The Annual Membership Meeting this year will be VIRTUAL, along with our 2020 Fall Conference. This will include a VIRTUAL membership vote for new Officers and Board Members.  ISGS MEMBERS- Please make sure your email is up to date so that we can be sure to send you the Membership Meeting information, once finalized. Contact for any changes to your member information. Registration is NOW OPEN for the Federation of Genealogical Societies' VIRTUAL Family History Conference! The live event will begin on September 2nd and will include more than 80 on-demand sessions to choose from. Well-known speakers include David E. Rencher, Judy G. Russel, Ari Wilkins, Thomas W. Jones, CeCe Moore, Lisa Louise Cooke and many more! For more information, visit the FGS Conference Website. More exciting updates from Celtic Connections: We have EXCITING NEWS as we count down to the Virtual Celtic Connections Conference!  · The co

ISGS July/August Newsletter Hot off the Presses!

The ISGS July/August Newsletter is now available for members and non-members on the ISGS website - or click the image below to read! This issue features new "Tips from the Genealogist," an updated VIRTUAL events listing, a "Who's Who in ISGS," and a special feature highlighting our Associate Societies! © 2020, copyright Illinois State Genealogical Society

Exciting ISGS Announcement: A NEW Virtual Writer's Group!

REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL! PLEASE WATCH THE ISGS WEBSITE FOR FURTHER UPDATES! Ask Away – Write Away! Join us for a NEW Virtual Program Have you tried to write your family history? Stuck? Join this new, virtual ISGS group and let’s talk about how to get it done!  This will be a small group to allow you to ask questions and gather ideas to help in the writing process. There will be two groups: a morning and an evening group. Each session will focus on one or two questions, such as: What inspires you to write? Where or why are you stuck? Do you have a favorite resource? ISGS volunteers will be on hand to help moderate the sessions and to share their own writing experiences! Registration is limited. Please email with your full name, and whether you would like to join the morning or evening group. Information about the first meeting will be sent to you. The group will finalize the meeting schedule at the first gathering. First meeting: Morning Group - Wednesday,