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Sunday, February 1 through Sunday, May 10
"Remembering Lincoln" - Illinois State Museum  (Illinois Events)
Illinois State Museum, 502 S Spring Street, Springfield, IL 62706
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln and his funeral in Springfield, this exhibition will feature rarely seen objects that honor the memory of our 16th president.
The Illinois State Museum Collection of fine and decorative arts contains many objects related to our sixteenth president, most of which are rarely exhibited.
The Illinois State Museum has partnered with the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition to present free educational programs in conjunction with the Remembering Lincoln exhibition.
Remembering Lincoln Opening Event
2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 1
February 15: "Walt Whitman's Lincoln: "O Captain, My Captain." Presentation by Brian "Fox" Ellis, 2PM, Illinois State Museum
March 1: "Looking at Lincoln - Pictures and Persuasions." Presentation by Julia Marsh, 2PM, Illinois State Museum
April 1: "The Biology and History of the Lincoln Vault Oak." Presentation by Guy Sternberg, Noon, ISM Research and Collectins Center
For information on additional Lincoln events associated with the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition, go to lincolnfuneralcoalition.org.


Saturday, February 28
Civil War in the S.C.Low Country  (National Events)
1:30 pm
Rivers Bridge State Historic Site, 325 State Park Rd, Ehrhardt, SC
Rivers Bridge State Historic Site
Invites you to learn about the Civil War in the S.C. low country
Come join the Staff at Rivers Bridge State Historic Site for an unforgettable tour of the Civil War Battlefield located on the park. Afterwards Joseph McGill of the S.C. Humanities Council will discuss the trials and tribulations of an African American soldier in South Carolina during the Civil War. Dan Bell, S.C. State Park Service Historic Resource Coordinator, will be discussing the role African Americans had in the Battle of Rivers Bridge.
When: February 28, 2015.  Tour @1:30 pm
Program at 3:00pm
Where: Community Building at Rivers Bridge State Historic Site
Cost: FREE
Rivers Bridge State Historic
Site325 State Park Rd Ehrhardt, SC 29081
Phone: 803-267-3657
Office Hours: 11a.m. – noon



Thursday, March 5
St Clair County Genealogical Society  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm
St. Luke Parish Center, North Church and East "C" Sts., Belleville, IL
Program: "Your Tax Dollars at Work: Records & Publications of the WPA"
Speaker: Tom Pearson
The WPA (Works Progress Administration) was federal agency created to provide useful work for millions of people during the Great Depression. During its eight-year existence, the WPA put some 8.5 million people to work.  Tom Pearson will discuss sources of information about and publications of this Depression era federal agency
Website: www.stclair-ilgs.org


Saturday, March 7
Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society  (ISGS Member Society Events)
Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 Central Road, Arlington Heights
Program: "Irish Emigrants to North America: Before, During and After the Famine"
Speaker: Paul Milner


Saturday, March 14
St Louis Genealogical Society   (ISGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am
St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St Louis
Program: "The “Talking” Family Photo Album"
Speaker:Steven Cranford
Combine your photos and text into a beautiful, interesting heirloom for your family. Learn how to do this from a professional in the field.
WEBSITE: www.stlgs.org
E-MAIL ADDRESS: office@stlgs.org


Sunday, March 15
Greene County Historical Society  (ISGS Member Society Events)
2:00 pm
Lee-Baker-Hodges Building on the square in Carrollton, IL
Program: "St Louis World's Fair"
Speakers: Jo Ann Byland & Angie Custer



Thursday, April 2
St Clair County Genealogical Society  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm
St. Luke Parish Center, North Church and East "C" Sts., Belleville, IL
Program: TBA
Speakers: Dave Braswell and Mardy Eisloeffel
Website: www.stclair-ilgs.org


Saturday, April 11
"Family Discovery Day - Connecting Families Across Generations"  (Illinois Events)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3601 Buckeye Drive, Springfield, Illinois
The second annual "Family Discovery Day - Connecting Families Across Generations" will be held April 11, 2015 at 3601 Buckeye Drive, Springfield, Illinois.  The program is from 10 am to 4 pm and will be free, although registration is encouraged.



Sunday, May 17
Greene County Historical Society  (ISGS Member Society Events)
2:00 pm
Lee-Baker-Hodges Building on the square in Carrollton, IL
Program: "Illinois in the War of 1812"
Speakers: Gillium Ferguson


Thursday, May 28 through Monday, June 1
Carl Sandburg Institute of Genealogy (CSIG)  (Illinois Events)
Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, IL
Bringing intensive, prolonged genealogical instruction to the Midwest. Four tracks of lectures over 4.5 days will be given by nationally known genealogical-research experts.
Track topics
  • Refining Internet and Digital Skills for Genealogy, coordinator, Cyndi Ingle of Cyndi’s List
  • Advanced Methodology and Analysis, coordinator, Michael John Neill of Genealogy Tip of the Day
  • The Advancing Genealogist: Research Standards, Tools and Sources, coordinator Debbie Mieszala, CG
  • Germanic Research Sources and Methods, coordinator Teresa McMillin, CG

There's more information on CSI-Genealogy on our blog at http://www.sandburggenealogy.com.




Thursday, June 4
St Clair County Genealogical Society  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm
St. Luke Parish Center, North Church and East "C" Sts., Belleville, IL
Program: "The Writing Process"
Speaker: Yvonne Meckfessel
Website: www.stclair-ilgs.org