Archived News - October 2013
ISGS News - Monday, October 28, 2013
Illinois State Genealogical Society Announces Its 2014 Webinar Lineup
The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) is happy to announce the continuation of its popular monthly webinar program in 2014. The 2014 ISGS Webinar Series would not be possible without the generous contributions received throughout 2013 and sponsorship provided by FamilySearch.
Registration for the 2014 webinars is now open! You’ll find a fantastic lineup of presentations and speakers and we hope you will join us for a wonderful educational experience.
The ISGS webinars, which are live lectures/presentations that you can attend via a computer with an internet connection, are held as a live broadcast on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 PM Central. The live broadcast of our webinars are free to the public. ISGS members who are unable to attend the live broadcast are able to access recordings of all past webinars through the Members Section of the ISGS website, to watch at their convenience.
So what does 2014 have in store? Here is our amazing lineup!
January 14 – 7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists
Presenter: Thomas MacEntee
February 11 – Printed Legends and Missing Footnotes: Dissecting 19th and 20th Century Compiled Genealogies
Presenter: D. Joshua Taylor
March 11 – Going Nuclear: DNA Discoveries to Trace All Lines of Descent
Presenter: Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL
April 8 – Using Canadian Records to Find Your Midwestern Ancestor
Presenter: Kathryn Lake Hogan, PLCGS, UE
May 13 – Organizing (or Reorganizing!) That Family Reunion
Presenter: James M. Beidler
June 10 – Plotting, Scheming, and Mapping Online
Presenter: Cyndi Ingle
July 8 – Newspaper Research - More Than Obituaries
Presenter: Patricia Walls Stamm. CG, CGL
August 12 – Land Records in Illinois
Presenter: Michael John Neill
September 9 – Treasures and Hidden Secrets of the Illinois Regional Archives (IRAD)
Presenter: Luana Darby, MLIS
October 14 – Hunting for Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals
Presenter: Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
November 11 – Evaluating What You Have Found: The Third Stage of Research
Presenter: Barbara Renick
Registration: Coming Soon!
December 9 – HeritageQuest Online - The Ins and Outs
Presenter: C. Ann Staley, CG, CGL
Registration: Coming Soon!
Note: All webinars take place at 8:00 PM Central. For additional information on our webinar series, visit our ISGS Webinars page at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=227.
You may also want to review our Webinar FAQs at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=316.
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 for the 2014 series can be accessed at http://bit.ly/isgs2014webinars.
Again, a big thank-you to all of the webinar donation fund contributors and to FamilySearch for sponsoring the entire 2014 webinar series! We couldn't do it without you!!
The 2014 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).
ISGS News - Friday, October 25, 2013
ISGS Fall 2013 Conference Special on New Memberships and Renewals
Note: This membership special is available online as well as in-person at the ISGS 2013 conference!
We're offering a Conference Special on ISGS Membership during the ISGS Fall 2013 Conference, Friday, September 25 through Saturday, August 26, 2013. The details are listed below. This special only applies to Individual and Joint memberships.
Visit us at at the Expo Hall at in Sandwich, Illinois or join online!
This is a limited time offer!
ISGS News - Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Upcoming Webinars - November 2013
Join us on Tuesday, November 12, at 8:00 PM Central, when Diana Crisman Smith, will present, Little Houses on the Prairie: Midwestern Research Techniques. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/848493470127452672.
Last week's webinar, Up In Smoke!! What To Do When the Courthouse Burns, presented by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).
Coming in 2014: In a little over a week, we will announce the 2014 schedule. We have some great presentations in store for you. Stay tuned! For the complete list of upcoming webinars, 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 - Thursday, October 10, 2013
Upcoming ISGS Office Closures
The ISGS Office will be departing from its normal schedule over the next few weeks. Normally, the office is open on Mondays and Thursdays, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Here are the changes:
ISGS News - Tuesday, October 8, 2013
ISGS Honored with FGS Award of Merit
The Illinois State Genealogical Society was recently honored at the Federation of Genealogical Societies' annual conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana with the FGS Award of Merit.
On August 29, 2013, FGS President Josh Taylor presented the award to ISGS President Jane Haldeman for our "tremendous leadership in paving the way towards online educational offerings."
Congratulations to all the ISGS volunteers who help make the ISGS Webinar series possible. And thanks also to everyone who has contributed to the ISGS Webinar Fund and who have helped spread the word about this great educational opportunity.
Click here to learn more about the upcoming webinars for 2013. And stay tuned for a HUGE announcement on Monday, October 28th about our 2014 ISGS Webinar series!
ISGS News - Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Important ISGS Fall 2013 Conference Updates
The upcoming ISGS 2013 Fall Conference, to be held in Sandwich, Illinois on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, 2013, will be here in almost three weeks! Here are some important updates:
Registration Cutoff - October 10, 2013
Both online and mail-in registrations will not be accepted after 5:00 pm CDT on Friday, October 11, 2013. Register and pay online using this link or print the registration form using this link (opens in PDF via Adobe Reader). Only walk-in registrations will be available after the cutoff date; just show up at the Timber Creek Inn & Suites, 3300 Drew St, Sandwich, Illinois on Friday, October 25 or Saturday, October 26 to register.
ISGS Members Discount
ISGS Members get a discount on all prices for the conference. Not a member of ISGS? Click here to join now! Individual membership is $30 a year.
Additional Hotel Rooms
We've been told that the Timber Creek Inn & Suites is sold out on Friday evening, October 25th. It is still advised that you call (866) 992-7335 and check for cancellations. In addition, there are rooms available at the nearby Hampton Inn at 310 East Countryside Parkway, Yorkville, IL 60560. Call (630) 553-9805 to make a reservation. They have set aside rooms at our conference rate of $89.00 a night - make sure you mention ISGS when booking.
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ISGS News - Tuesday, October 1, 2013
October 2013 Webinar – Up In Smoke!! What To Do When the Courthouse Burns
By popular demand, Peggy Clemens Lauritzen is back with us. Peggy will present Up In Smoke!! What To Do When the Courthouse Burns on October 8, and we will learn some techniques for searching areas where disaster may have struck our traditional genealogy records.
Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 8:00 pm Central
Description: War and natural disasters have taken their toll on many of our nation’s county courthouses. Let’s look at some helpful sources that may still exist.
Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG has been involved in genealogy and family research since even before she was born. Being born into an older family afforded her the opportunity to be around a generation that loved to tell stories and visit cemeteries. She is accredited in the Southern States, and is a frequent speaker at workshops and jamborees around Ohio. She is a former Family History Center Director, keeping a staff of thirty trained and up to date on current genealogy trends, as well as implementing yearly seminars.
Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members: For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on October 8, 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.