The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) was formed in 1968 through the cooperative effort and forward thinking of Illinois genealogical society representatives, who envisioned a statewide genealogical organization. ISGS is a not-for-profit, nonsectarian, educational organization.
ISGS was established for the following purposes:
  • To stimulate an interest in the people who contributed to the establishment and development of the State of Illinois.
  • To seek, preserve and make available information pertaining to individuals, families and groups who lived in Illinois, recognizing the events that affected them.
  • To inform people about the value of and the need for preserving family and local history for future generations.
  • To encourage and support local and regional genealogical societies. 
Federation of Genealogical Societies Member

President: Dawn Carey Henry
1st Vice President: Angela McGhee
2nd Vice President: Susan Scoville Pope
Recording Secretary: Laura Kovarik
Treasurer: Margaret Truax
2016 Director: Donna Hartwig
2016 Director: Darlene Hinkle
2016 Director: Jacqueline Lyell
2017 Director: Tony Burroughs
2017 Director: David Kent Coy
2017 Director: Karl Moore
2018 Director: Kristy Gravlin
2018 Director: Vacant
2018 Director: Barbara McKean
Immediate Past President
Immediate Past President: Jayne Cates
Standing Committees
Conference - Chair: Joan Kitchen-Murray
Finance & Budget - Chair: Rick Shields
Honors & Awards - Chair: Linda Wallin
Illinois Soc Liaison - Chair: Vacant
Long Range Planning - Chair: Vacant
Membership Promotion - Chair: Anita Boyd
Newsletter - Editor: Kim Hanks
Publications - Chair: Cheryl Chamblin
Quarterly - Editor: Kathleen OMalley Strickland
Publicity - Chair: Thomas MacEntee
Society Archives - Chair: Vacant
Website - Chair: Vacant
Abraham Lincoln Pres Library: Angela Stille
Federation of Genealogical Soc: Vacant
Illinois Secretary of State: David Joens
Illinois State Archives: David Joens
Illinois State Hist Society: William Furry
Non-Voting Committees
Advertising - Chair: Vacant
Bylaws & Proc Man - Chair: Angela McGhee
Cemeteries - Chair: John Heider
Church Records - Chair: Darlene Hinkle
Education - Chair: Thomas MacEntee
Family Bible Records - Chair: Kristy Gravlin
Genealogy Chair: Dawn Carey Henry
Illinois Legislative - Chair: Terry Feinberg
Indexing Coordinator: Clyda Ogle
ISGS 50th Anniv Co Chair: Vacant
ISGS 50th Anniv Co Chair: Vacant
Military Certificates - Chair: Charles Dobias
Office Liaison - Chair: Susan Scoville Pope
Prairie Pioneer - Chair: Sandra Parker
Website Administrator (Acting): Thomas MacEntee