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August Genealogy Events and Research Resources!

Check out these upcoming events from our Member Societies! The Winnebago & Boone Counties Genealogical Society will hold their next virtual meeting on Thursday August 5th at 6:30 pm. Maureen Brady will present "Family History Research in Illinois and Wisconsin." CLICK HERE to visit the WBCGS website and learn more!  The Peoria County Genealogical Society will hold their next virtual meeting on Monday August 12th at 6pm. Glenn York will present "Using Tree Information Provided by DNA Testing Companies." CLICK HERE to visit the PCGS website and learn more! Great Resources from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Learn some "pro tips" about archiving your family history items from ALPLM Historical Documents Conservator Bonnie Parr- CLICK HERE!  Did you know the ALPLM has an Oral History Program? Interviews include topics such as "Agriculture in Illinois," "Veterans Remember," "Family Memories," and "Af

News & Happenings from our Member Societies!

St. Clair County Genealogical Society announces NEW Catholic Church Records available to the public on their website! Baptisms, marriages and burials for 8 small Catholic parishes in St. Clair County have been added. CLICK HERE to view the church records on the SCCGS website! For SCCGS members, new content has been added to the member section of their website, including a birth certificate index for the years 1890-1899, death certificate index books covering 1907-1913, and updates to their Quarterly  archive and newsletter pages.  Visit the SCCGS Online Store HERE! Join SCCGS for their next virtual meeting on Thursday August 5th. Carol Wright Whitton, CG(R) will present "Building a Family to Find a German Village Using U.S. Records." CLICK HERE to register! The Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois' Library is back OPEN! The Library is located inside the John A. Logan College Library and summer hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 4:30pm. GSSI is looking fo

Happy 100th ANNIVERSARY to the Illinois State Archives!

the Illinois State Archives  are celebrating their 100 th Anniversary this summer! On June 20 th , 1921, Illinois Governor Len Small signed the legislation that created the Archives. Since then, the Archives have worked tirelessly to preserve Illinois history for future generations. The Illinois State Archives are a priceless resource for genealogists, and many an Illinois family historian has certainly demolished a brick wall by using records made available through the hard work of the Archives. ISGS is proud of our years of partnership with the Archives. Over the years we have assisted in locating, organizing, indexing, and digiting many record sets throughout the state. Please join us in wishing a hearty congratulations to the Illinois State Archives on this milestone anniversary! And if you haven’t already, be sure to check out “Finding Ancestors in the Land of Lincoln,” Dr. Joens’ wonderful introduction to the genealogical treasures that can be found in the Archives. This