The Great Illinois Genealogy Scavenger Hunt Contest
The Illinois State Genealogical Society, in conjunction with FamilySearch ( is looking for quality content contributions to the Illinois pages of the FamilySearch Research Wiki ( especially for each of its 102 counties!
WANTED: Your Illinois County Knowledge!
Know something about an Illinois county?  Share your knowledge, and you may win a prize! We are looking for quality content for the FamilySearch Research Wiki. There are two ways you can contribute (and enter to win prizes in the contest at the same time!):
  1. Contribute an original narrative article about an Illinois genealogy-related topic along with hyperlinks in the article. The article must be your original work and can be Illinois county-specific or resource-specific or about Illinois history. Articles about specific Illinois ancestors or people cannot be accepted or posted at the FamilySearch Research Wiki. You can contribute as many articles as you want but please use one article per entry form.
  2. Contribute a hyperlink to a specific Illinois genealogy-related resources such as an online index, database, repository, etc. You can contribute as many hyperlinks as you want but please use one hyperlink per entry form.
For all content submissions, first check the Illinois wiki pages ( before you start to see which articles and hyperlinks are already listed.
Official Entry Form
To enter, just use the Official Entry Form link in the sidebar of the ISGS website and fill out the form with your content submission. Add your name and email address and click Submit and you'll be entered in our contest to win some great prizes (see Contest Rules for contest rules and prize information).
Contest Rules
For complete rules for The Great Illinois Genealogy Scavenger Hunt Contest, click Contest Rules in the sidebar.
Prizes will be award for Best Narrative Article and for Most Unusual Hyperlink. In addition, over 30 prizes will be awarded  - one prize each day of the contest (June 1-30, 2011) - to winners selected at random. So the more you enter, the better your chances are of winning!
Take a moment to become a contributor to the FamilySearch Research Wiki ( and help us provide the best resources to the genealogy community. And don't forget to tell a friend and fellow genealogist about ISGS, the FamilySearch Research Wiki and The Great Illinois Genealogy Scavenger Hunt! 
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