Archives News - February 2011

ISGS News - Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The family of Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, who passed away last Thursday, February 17, 2011, has announced the following plans for a memorial service:
Saturday, April 2, 2011
10:00 am
Chapel Hill Gardens West
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
Directions to the service can be found here.
ISGS News - Sunday, February 20, 2011
The ISGS Office will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2011 for the President's Day Holiday.  The ISGS Office will reopen on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 10:00 am.
ISGS News - Thursday, February 17, 2011
The Illinois State Genealogical Society notes the passing of Sandra Hargreaves Luebking and offers its condolences to her family and many friends in the genealogy community.
Many members of ISGS will remember the years of Sandra's service not only in the field of genealogy but at ISGS itself. Here is a list of her many accomplishments and offices she held during her association with us:
  • 1981-1983 Director
  • 1984 Local Society Guidance Chair
  • 1985 1st Vice President
  • 1989-2011 FGS Representative
  • 1994-2005 Intermediate Studies Coordinator for the Genealogical Institute of Mid-America 
For more information on Sandra, please see the memorial tribute posted at the FGS Voice blog at
ISGS News - February 14, 2011
The ISGS Office will be closed on Monday, February 14, 2011.  The ISGS Office will reopen on Monday, February 16, 2011 at 10:00 am.
ISGS News - February 7, 2011
New African-American Genealogy Databases
The Illinois State Genealogical Society is proud to announce the creation of a new database at the ISGS website.
In honor of Black History Month, ISGS member volunteers have been busy scanning and transcribing a selection of African-American genealogy articles which were first published in the ISGS Quarterly during the late 1970s. Located under Free Databases and titled African-American Genealogy, items so far include these articles:
Published during the exciting post-Roots era when the genealogy community experienced a re-awakening and a renewed interest in African-American genealogy, these articles provide valuable data for all researchers. 
More of these types of articles and databases will appear as they are transcribed. Please check back frequently for new items! 
ISGS News - February 4, 2011
  • Don't forget to tune in to Season 2 of Who Do You Think You Are? tonight on NBC at 7:00 pm CST. Episode 1 will feature Vanessa Williams and the search for her ancestors.
ISGS News - February 2, 2011
  • The ISGS Office will be closed on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 due to bad weather.  The ISGS Office will reopen on Monday, February 7, 2011 at 10:00 am.
ISGS News - February 1, 2011
We've added a new ISGS Member Files section under the Members Section and it is filled with Illinois-related genealogy data from various sources. Read the press release here (opens as PDF in Adobe Acrobat) and don't forget to check back each week as we continue to add new data indexed by ISGS members and volunteers.
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