Archived News - April 2013

ISGS News - Wednesday, April 17, 2013
 
Upcoming Webinars - May 2013
 
 
Join us on Tuesday, May 14, at 8:00 PM Central, when Laura Prescott will present Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical Perspective. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6182542135328835840.
 
Last week's webinar, Digging Through Documents Word by Word, presented by Debbie Mieszala, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).
 
Upcoming Webinars
For the complete list of upcoming webinars, including the entire 2013 schedule, visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=234.
 
And don't forget to 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 http://ilgensoc.org/upload/menu/2013webinarbrochure.pdf.
 
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 http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=345.
 
Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at isgseducation@ilgensoc.org.
 
ISGS News - Friday, April 8, 2013
 
Announcing the ISGS 2013 Ancestor Photo Contest
 
William and Sallie (Campbell) Driver Family taken about 1898
 
One of the most common questions about the ISGS website seems to be: Who are those people in the photos?
 
The photo above and all the photos you see in the header of the ISGS Website were winners in the 2012 ISGS Ancestor Photo Contest.  ISGS is happy to announce the 2013 ISGS Ancestor Photo Contest and asks this question: wouldn't it be great to see our own ancestors' photos up there?
 
Between April 1 and May 31, 2013, ISGS is asking members to submit photos of their own ancestors for use on the ISGS website. If your photo is selected, it will be displayed on a rotating-basis in the top banner of the ISGS website along with other member-submitted photos. You can view all the pervious years' winners at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=156.
 
Not only will you be credited with the photo submission, but you'll also be able to provide a brief biography of the person or persons in the photo. 
 
Click here for more information and instructions on submitting your ancestor photos!
 
NOTE: You must be a member of ISGS to participate in the 2013 ISGS Ancestor Photo Contest.
 
ISGS News - Friday, April 5, 2013
 
ISGS March/April 2013 Newsletter Now Available
 
 
The March/April 2013 issue of the ISGS Newsletter is now available to both ISGS members and non-members.
 
Visit the ISGS website at http://www.ilgensoc.org and click ISGS Newsletter to download the current issue (in PDF) and to view past issues going back to January/February 2008.
 
ISGS News - Thursday, April 4, 2013
 
ISGS Voted Best State Genealogical Society at About.com
 
 
 
Some great news! The Illinois State Genealogical Society has been voted as the Best State/Provincial Genealogical Society in the About.com 2013 Genealogy Readers' Choice Awards!
 
According to the About.com article which you can read here:
Readers have nominated their favorites for the 2013 About Genealogy Readers' Choice Awards and then voted from among the finalists in eleven categories, ranging from genealogy software and apps, to websites and blogs. Voting for the 2013 About Genealogy Readers' Choice Awards was open from February 19 through March 19, 2013, with winners announced on March 27, 2013. The polls were audited and validated by our tech team to produce the final results.
It is a great honor for ISGS to win this award and we thank not only all those who voted for us, but also all the hard-working volunteers who bring their passion and skills to ISGS. We could not do what we do without our members and our volunteers.
 
And a special shout out to the other finalists in the Best State/Provincial Genealogical Society category this year! Please click here to read more about each of them and their fine programs and projects.
 
ISGS News - Tuesday, April 2, 2013
 
April 2013 Webinar – Digging Through Documents Word by Word
 
 
Join us on April 9, for an opportunity to learn how to effectively analyze the documents you use in your genealogy research. Debbie Mieszala will present Digging Through Documents Word by Word and show us how.
 
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 8:00 pm Central
 
Description: Proper scrutiny of each piece of information in a document is essential to understanding that item’s evidentiary value. Studying every word’s meaning and context ensures that evidence has been properly analyzed and comprehended.
 
Presenter: Debbie Mieszala, CGSM
 
Debbie Mieszala, Certified GenealogistSM, specializes in forensic genealogy, 20th century research, and the Midwest. She does genealogical research for the military to locate relatives of service members missing in past wars, and formerly did adoption-related research as a Confidential Intermediary in Illinois. A national-level lecturer and author, she has taught at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. Debbie’s work has been published in NGS Magazine, The Digital Genealogist, and OnBoard! As a member of the BCG Outreach Committee, she writes press releases on newly certified genealogists. She has attended IGHR and NIGR, and holds a certificate in paralegal studies.
 
 
Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members: For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on April 9, a recording of the webinar, along with the handout, will be made available in the Members Section of the ISGS website at http://ilgensoc.org/members.php. If you're not already a member of ISGS, visit Join ISGS! at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=8 for more information.
 
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 http://ilgensoc.org/upload/menu/2013_Webinar_Brochure.pdf.
 
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 http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=345.