ISGS News - June 21 2016

Upcoming ISGS Webinars – July 2016
Upcoming ISGS Webinars – July 2016
Join us on Tuesday, July 12, at 8:00 PM Central, when Jean Hibben, CG will present Special Delivery: Using US Postmaster Documents in Family History Research. To attend this webinar, register at
Last week's webinar, Using Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls, presented by Amie Bowser Tennant, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (
Upcoming Webinars
July 12 - Special Delivery: Using US Postmaster Documents in Family History Research
Presenter: Jean Hibben, CG
August 9 - Misbegotten Children; Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate
Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
September 13 - Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records
Presenter: Amy Johnson Crow, CG
For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit
Registration Procedure: There are only 500 available "seats" for each webinar and we have limited the number of registrations for each webinar to 650. Past experience has shown that approximately 30% of those who register don't attend a webinar.
Recommendation: login to the webinar EARLY - access begins at 7:30 pm Central. Once the "room" fills up with 500 attendees, others attempting to join will receive a "room full" message.
Spread the Word: Forward this email onto your friends and colleagues, post the information to social media sites and/or your blog/website, or print out a few copies of our webinar flyer to hand out at your local society meetings. The flyer can be accessed at
Make a Contribution: Support the ISGS Webinar program by making a financial contribution, which will help ISGS expand its educational offerings in a virtual manner. To learn why we need your help, or to make a contribution, please visit
Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at
The 2016  ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (

ISGS News - June 15, 2016

ISGS 2017 Webinars - Call for Proposals
ISGS 2017 Webinars - Call for Proposals
The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) is seeking qualified genealogy presenters to participate in its ISGS 2017 Webinar Series. ISGS webinars are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 9:00 pm Eastern / 8:00 pm Central. Scheduled dates are:
  • January 10, 2017
  • February 14, 2017
  • March 14, 2017
  • April 11, 2017
  • May 9, 2017
  • June 13, 2017
  • July 11, 2017
  • August 15, 2017
  • September 12, 2017
  • October 10, 2017
  • November 14, 2017
  • December 12, 2017
Preferred Webinar Topics
  • Genealogy methodology including research and evidence evaluation.
  • Record sets: “how to” and usage practices.
  • Midwest United States genealogy, research and record sets.
  • Ethnic genealogy including African-American, Scandinavian, Irish, German, Polish.
Click here to view a list of previous ISGS webinar topics dating back to January 2012.
Qualifications and Requirements
  • Potential presenters must have previous genealogy speaking experience at a local, regional or national level.
  • Potential presenters must have previous webinar presenting experience, preferably using the Go To Webinar platform.
  • Select presenters will be required to sign a speaking contract with ISGS.
  • Selected presenters will be required to submit a short bio and a headshot photo.
  • Selected presenters will be required to submit a handout for each webinar, maximum four (4) pages.
Selected ISGS webinar presenters will receive one hundred dollars ($100) per webinar as remuneration for speaking services after completion of a webinar.
The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2016.  Please click HERE to access the submission form. Limit two (2) submissions per presenter. Please contact with any questions.
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