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ISGS Quarterly EXCLUSIVE - Get the Latest Scoop on the 1950 Census!

Every family historian is eagerly awaiting the release of the 1950 U.S. Census next year. In preparation for this important new genealogical resource, the Summer 2021 issue of the ISGS Quarterly presents: “Here Comes the 1950 Census: What We’ll Learn. How to Prepare.” ISGS Past President Laura Kovarik provides all the the latest news and information about the 1950 Census in this jam-packed special feature, including: · Technological advances and historical context that helped shape the 1950 Census · A list of the questions asked on the 1950 Census Population Schedule · Hints from the National Archives regarding the 1950 Census release · Tips for developing your 1950 census research plan Members- Don’t miss this must-read issue of the Quarterly, coming to your mailbox soon! Not a member? Not to worry- current and past issues of the Quarterly can be purchased through our Online Store! And keep an eye on the ISGS Newsletter for additional 1950 Census u

ISGS Announces the 2021 Honors & Awards!

The Illinois State Genealogical Society invites you to make nominations for our annual Honors and Awards .  In our genealogy societies and communities, we see dedicated people who are innovative, passionate, and welcoming; those people help Illinois genealogy societies to flourish and encourage folks to continue learning and researching their roots.  The purpose of the ISGS Honors and Awards is to recognize and honor those who are contributing to and promoting genealogy. We encourage you to make nominations for the following awards: ● Community Service Award: This award may be given to an individual, company, or institution for service or contributions to genealogy. Nominations may be made by local genealogical or historical societies. ● Special Recognition Award: This award may be given to an individual for the promotion of genealogy in general or for having been a major influence toward the success of the nominating organization. Nominations may be made by local societies. ● Youth