Archived News - September 2013
ISGS News - Wednesday, September 25, 2013
ISGS Newsletter Now Available - September-October 2013
The September/October 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 - Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Last Chance for Early Registration Discount for the ISGS 2013 Fall Conference
This is your last chance to get in on the Early Registration pricing for the upcoming ISGS 2013 Fall Conference, to be held in Sandwich, Illinois on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, 2013.
Save By Registering Before October 1, 2013
ISGS Members and Non-Members can save by registering on or before October 1, 2013. Register and pay online using this link or print the registration form using this link (opens in PDF via Adobe Reader), pay by check and make sure your form is postmarked by October 1, 2013 to be eligible for the discount.
Not a member of ISGS? Click here to join now! Individual membership is $30 a year.
WANTED: Future Genealogists for Youth Workshops on Saturday, October 26, 2013
There is still room in the Youth Workshops, but sign up TODAY! The ISGS Youth Workshop will teach children from grades one through twelve the basics of genealogical research.
The registration fee is $5.00 for the 1st - 4th Grade workshop and $10.00 for the 5th - 12th Grade workshop. Click here to download the Youth Workshop registration form.
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ISGS News - Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Upcoming Webinars - October 2013
Join us on Tuesday, October 8, at 8:00 PM Central, when Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, will present, Up In Smoke!! What To Do When the Courthouse Burns. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1130232329628818432.
Last week's webinar, “To the Honorable, the General Assembly” – The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions, presented by Judy G. Russell, 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.
Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at email@example.com.
ISGS News - Friday, September 13, 2013
Hotel Rooms Filling Up Fast for ISGS Fall 2013 Conference - Book Yours Now!
If you are making plans to attend the ISGS Fall 2013 Conference - The Way They Were - in Sandwich, Illinois, October 25-26, 2013, we strongly advise that you make your hotel reservations soon!
We've received word from the Timber Creek Inn & Suites that our reserved block for Friday evening is already sold out and that there are only 27 rooms available in the entire hotel that night. Other nights such as Thursday and Saturday are also filling up fast.
Here is the information you need to book your room for the conference:
Timber Creek Inn & Suites
3300 Drew St, Sandwich, IL 60545
Telephone: (866) 992-7335
Conference Rate: $89.99 per night (if reserved by October 1, 2013).
Mention "ISGS" when making your room reservation.
ISGS News - Monday, September 9, 2013
FVGS Genealogy Conference
Family Photos: Their Stories and Preservation with Maureen Taylor
Fox Valley Genealogical Society of Naperville, Illinois
20th Annual Fall Conference
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Family Photos: Their Stories and Preservation
featuring internationally recognized photo identification and family history expert
Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective
Maureen Taylor is our nation’s foremost historical photo detective. Maureen is the author of a photo blog and several books, including Preserving Your Family Photographs, Fashionable Folks: Bonnets and Hats 1840-1900, Fashionable Folks Hairstyles 1840-1900, Finding the Civil War in Your Family Album, The Last Muster, and Images of the Revolutionary War Generation. She has written a number of magazine articles and is a contributing editor for “Family Tree Magazine.” Maureen has been featured in top media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Hallmark Television, The View, Better Homes & Gardens, the Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, MSNBC, PBS Ancestors, and more. The one-hour interactive lecture topics will be:
Maureen has graciously consented to provide 15-minute individual consultations for $30 each on Friday afternoon, September 27th. Consultations will be held in the Conference Room at Grace United Methodist Church. Please enter at the main entrance to the church at upper level parking. You will be directed to the conference room. Attendees must register and pay for individual consultations in advance. There will be NO individual consultations on the day of the conference, so please do not bring photographs with you to the conference. To register for an individual consultation, visit fvgs2013.eventbrite.com. You can pay with a credit card or PayPal and a ticket will be emailed to you.
Location Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E. Gartner Road, Naperville, Illinois, conveniently located on Gartner Road just east of Washington Street (north of 75th Street and west of Naper Boulevard). The building will open at 8 a.m. for walk-in registrations with the conference beginning promptly at 9 a.m. Continental breakfast and lunch are included. Genealogy vendors and door prizes are also featured.
Registration for an individual photo consultation on Friday, September 27th:
Online only at fvgs2013.eventbrite.com.
Direct questions to 630-369-0217 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISGS News - Tuesday, September 3, 2013
September 2013 Webinar – “To the Honorable, the General Assembly” – The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions
What in the world are legislative petitions? Judy G. Russell will tell us more about this colonial resource on September 10 in her presentation "To the Honorable, the General Assembly" – The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions.
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 8:00 pm Central
Description: As colonists and as citizens of the new United States, Americans were fiercely protective of their right to petition their government. Whether the issue was forming new counties, building bridges and highways, or some matter of public concern, our ancestors made their voices heard in legislative petitions that are a treasure trove for genealogists.
Presenter: Judy G. Russell Judy G. Russell is a lecturer, educator and writer who enjoys helping others understand a wide variety of genealogical issues, including the interplay between genealogy and the law. More at http://www.legalgenealogist.com.
Webinar Sponsor: 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.siupress.com).
Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members: For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on September 10, 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.