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REMINDER! There's still time to view ALL Recordings from the ISGS 2020 Virtual Conference!

REMINDER for our 2020 ISGS Virtual Conference attendees: You still have until December 24th  to view all 8 lecture recordings from the Conference! An email was sent to all conference attendees on October 24th, containing links to each lecture Each time you click on the link, you'll need to sign in with your name and email. THANK YOU again for attending the Virtual Conference! © 2020, copyright Illinois State Genealogical Society

More great Upcoming Events from our Member Societies!

Our friends at NSGS will be holding their next Zoom meeting this Saturday, November 14th at 1:00pm. Leslie Goddard will present  "Votes for Women: The 72-Year Struggle for Women's Suffrage." At a time when voting can feel more like an obligation than a privilege, we can easily forget that it took 72 years for American women to win the right to vote. This illustrated slide lecture explores the long struggle from 1848 - when the first call was issued at Seneca Falls - to 1920, when women finally gained suffrage. In the ensuing years, women worked tirelessly, giving speeches, writing letters and petitions, gathering signatures by the thousands, and persevering in the face of strident opposition. Some were jailed and even beaten. You will never find voting inconvenient again. Click HERE for more info! CAGGIN will hold their next meeting via Zoom on Saturday November 21st at 10:30 am. Bobbie Coles of FREED will portray Hattie.   This year's historical re-enactor portrays

Upcoming Virtual Events for November- Mark Your Calendars

There are PLENTY of virtual learning opportunities for family historians this month! Check out the below upcoming events from our Member Societies and others! Please join our friends at the St. Clair County Genealogical Society on Thursday, November 5th at 7pm (CST) for our next Zoom presentation. Anna Kimball, the Archives/Reference Supervisor at the Belleville Public Library will share with us the various genealogical resources held at the library as well as some of the library's online genealogical resources. Anna has been with the library since 2010, the department since 2016 and supervisor of the department since 2017. CLICK HERE to Register! Our friends at the Winnebago & Boone Counties Genealogical Society, will be hosting a Zoom meeting on Saturday November 7th at 1:30 pm- "The Women's Ambulance Safety Patrol," presented by Mary Rose.  Email us at  to get your ZOOM information. The Women’s Ambulance Safety Patrol was the first o