Archived News - August 2013
ISGS News - Thursday, August 29, 2013
ISGS Office Closed Monday, September 2, 2013
The ISGS Office will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2013 in honor of Labor Day.
Regular hours will resume on Thursday, September 5, 2013.
ISGS News - Thursday, August 22, 2013
FGS 2013 Conference Special on New Memberships and Renewals
Note: This membership special is available online as well as in-person at FGS 2013!
We're offering a Conference Special on ISGS Membership during the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2013 Conference, Thursday, August 22 through Saturday, August 24, 2013. The details are listed below. This special only applies to Individual and Joint memberships.
Visit us at Booth 217 in the Expo Hall at FGS 2013 in Fort Wayne, Indiana or join online!
This is a limited time offer!
ISGS News - Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Upcoming ISGS Webinars - September 2013
Join us on Tuesday, September 10, at 8:00 PM Central, when Judy G. Russell, CG, will present, “To the Honorable, the General Assembly” – The Treasure Trove in Legislative. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3615763026611679744.
This webinar is sponsored by David A. Joens, author of From Slave to State Legislator: John W. E. Thomas, Illinois' First African American Lawmaker, available at SIU Press (http://www.suipress.com).
Last week's webinar, Getting to Here from There: Following your Ancestor’s Migration Trail, presented by J. H. "Jay" Fonkert, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).
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/2013_Webinar_Brochure.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.
ISGS News - Monday, August 12, 2013
ISGS Announces Soliders of the American Revolution in Illinois
Major Update of Classic 1976 Publication for Illinois Genealogy
The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) announces the publication of an expanded and revised version of Soldiers of the American Revolution in Illinois.
In its first venture in the world of self-publishing and “print on demand,” ISGS has published Soldiers of the American Revolution in Illinois in hardcover or e-book version through its store at Lulu.com. Visit http://bit.ly/ilamrevsoldiers to order!
The alphabetical listing of “The Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in Illinois” published in 1976 by Illinois State Genealogical Society has been expanded to include new entries, children of the entry, (other family members), history found in and referencing to pension records relating people, places and events, location of graves and references to searching for the Revolutionary War Soldier connected to Illinois. The expanded version includes the very early Soldiers in Illinois before the establishment of the Northwest Territory (1787) and Illinois (1818), many of French extraction.
According to Howard Manthei, ISGS Publications Chairperson, “Thanks to two years of tireless research by ISGS board member Jayne Cates, the new release of this book contains a wealth of detail about Revolutionary War soldiers that were connected to Illinois and has three helpful indexes: soldier, burial, and spouse. The e-book format, with the ability to search the contents on a computer or e-reader, adds a new dimension to our publications.”
ISGS News - Tuesday, August 6, 2013
August 2013 Webinar – Getting to Here from There: Following your Ancestor’s Migration Trail
Migration was a popular topic request in 2012 so we are excited to bring you J. H. "Jay" Fonkert's presentation Getting to Here from There: Following your Ancestor’s Migration Trail. Join us on August 13 to learn about how to research your migrating ancestors.
Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 8:00 pm Central
Description: Every migration story is different, but learning about common migration routes helps us understand the migration possibilities for our individual ancestors. Learn about major 19th Century American migration routes, as well as how to look for clues for the routes taken by your particular ancestor.
Presenter: J. H. "Jay" Fonkert, CGsm
J. H. (“Jay”) Fonkert, CGsm, is a Minnesota-based genealogy professional whose articles have appeared in Minnesota Genealogist, The Septs, Family Chronicle, APG Quarterly, National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and NGS Magazine. He is a director of the Association of Professional Genealogists, managing editor of Minnesota Genealogist, and past president of the Minnesota Genealogical Society.
Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members: For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on August 13, 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.