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Wednesday, August 27 through Saturday, August 30
Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conference  (National Events)
8:00 am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, East Market Street, San Antonio, TX
Gather with the nation's genealogists in historic San Antonio, Texas, for the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2014 Conference, Gone to Texas!
 
Join us August 27-30, 2014, as together we experience four days of genealogical learning, networking, and discovery, deep in the heart of Texas. Our local co-hosts for 2014 are the Texas State Genealogical Society and the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society. Together we will continue our tradition of providing exceptional educational opportunities for genealogists from across the nation and beyond.

For more information: https://www.fgsconference.org/



Tuesday, September 9
Treasures and Hidden Secrets of the Illinois Regional Archives (IRAD)  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm
Webinar
Presenter: Luana Darby, MLIS
 
If you research in Illinois, you don’t want to miss the resources held in the seven regional archive repositories of IRAD. From vital records to city directories, probate to local histories, each site has its own unique set of records. Learn tips and tricks for getting the most out of your visit, whether long-distance or on site. Come see some of the gems already gleaned from the vast resources of this amazing Illinois asset.
This webinar is sponsored by FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)
 


Thursday, September 11
Fox Valley Genealogical Society - "Naturalization-Beginning of your U.S. Family Heritage"  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm
Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL
Program: "Naturalization-Beginning of your U.S. Family Heritage"
Presenter: Steve Szabados
 
 


Sunday, September 14
Madison County Historical Society - "Vets and Feds in the Family Tree"  (ISGS Member Society Events)
2:00 pm
Madison CoHist Museum & Archival Library, 715 N Main St, Edwardsville
Speakers: Theresa Fitzgerald & Ashley Mattingly, NARA archivists
Free event, Everyone welcome
Info: 618-656-7562


Thursday, September 18
Elgin Genealogical Society - "Digging into Land Records: The Neglected Resource"  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library-Community Room, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, Illinois 60120
EGS 2014 Beginners Workshop Series
 
Elgin Genealogical Society announced its upcoming monthly workshops – each one will cover a different topic important to helping you further your research.  All EGS meetings are open to the public
 
For more information: www.elginroots.com
 


Thursday, September 25 through Friday, September 26
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency - "Conference on Illinois History"  (Illinois Events)
Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield
The annual Conference on Illinois History is scheduled for September 25-26, 2014, at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in downtown Springfield and is the state's largest meeting devoted to the history of the Prairie State. This is the sixteenth year of the conference, which is sponsored by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. The conference includes 20 paper sessions that feature topics such as politics, Abraham Lincoln, Route 66, archaeology, and the Civil War; one film; eight workshops; and three panel discussions. Teachers will benefit from workshops on a variety of topics. Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) are approved for the conference. The program can be viewed at: http://www.illinois.gov/ihpa/Involved/Pages/Conference.aspx Questions? Contact Sabrina Manci at 217-558-9014 or sabrina.manci@illinois.gov. For a printed copy, contact Shanta.thoele@illinois.gov or 217-524-6045.



Thursday, October 9
Fox Valley Genealogical Society -"Write Your Family History Now!   (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm
Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL
Program: "Write Your Family History Now!
Presenter: Mike Karsen
 
 


Tuesday, October 14
Hunting for Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals   (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm
Webinar
Presenter: Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
 
Henry Steren was a German immigrant who lived in Quincy, Illinois. The United States records that were created about him indicate only that he was from the Province of Hanover in Germany. This lecture will detail how his town of origin and parents were identified, in spite of the lack of records naming him. Carefully researching each of his associates and correlating all available evidence reveals the origins of Henry. Use of the Genealogical Proof Standard is demonstrated.
This webinar is sponsored by FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)
 


Wednesday, October 15
DuPage County Genealogical Society - "La Famiglia in Italy"  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm
Wheaton Public Library-Lower Level, 225 N Cross St, Wheaton, IL
Presenter: Jennifer Holik
Join us for light refreshments at 6:30 PM
 
For more information: http://dcgs.org/
 


Thursday, October 16
Elgin Genealogical Society - "Dusting Off those Old Court Records"  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library-Community Room, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, Illinois 60120
EGS 2014 Beginners Workshop Series
 
Elgin Genealogical Society announced its upcoming monthly workshops – each one will cover a different topic important to helping you further your research.  All EGS meetings are open to the public
 
For more information: www.elginroots.com
 


Saturday, October 18
Wisconsin Historical Society - 2nd Annual African-American Genealogy Conference  (ISGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, Wisconsin
 
 
he Wisconsin Historical Society is pleased to announce the Second Annual African-American Genealogy Conference, Stories and Strategies. The conference will provide valuable information on methods and records that will help you learn more about your family history. Our featured speaker this year is Janis Minor Forté. She is an experienced genealogist, writer and lecturer who presents at national, state and local genealogical conferences. Her presentations will include "What the Census Says: Verifying 19th-Century Birthing of Sallie (Campbell) Driver" and "Even Gangsters Had to Register: WWI Draft Cards and Companion, Delinquent, Deserters & Classification Lists."

Guest lecturers include Carolyn Mattern, retired Wisconsin Historical Society archivist, and Lori Bessler, Society reference librarian



Tuesday, November 11
Evaluating What You Have Found: The Third Stage of Research  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm
Webinar
Presenter: Barbara Renick
 
Just because it is in print (in a courthouse record, a county history, a family history book, or published online) doesn't make it so. All too often we find tantalizing bits and pieces of our family trees in various sources. It takes knowledge and experience to carefully evaluate what you have found and to determine when further research and documentation is necessary. This lecture covers the evaluation of both compiled and original sources.
This webinar is sponsored by FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)
 


Thursday, November 13
Fox Valley Genealogical Society   (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm
Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL
Program: TBA
Presenter:
 
 


Thursday, November 20
Elgin Genealogical Society - "Fanning the Flames"  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library-Community Room, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, Illinois 60120
EGS 2014 Beginners Workshop Series
 
Elgin Genealogical Society announced its upcoming monthly workshops – each one will cover a different topic important to helping you further your research.  All EGS meetings are open to the public
 
For more information: www.elginroots.com
 



Tuesday, December 9
HeritageQuest Online - The Ins and Outs  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm
Webinar
Presenter: C. Ann Staley, CG, CGL
 
HeritageQuest Online contains much more than just the Federal population census. If you are searching for immigration, naturalization, land grants, monetary claims, pensions, public works projects, military matters, vital records, parents, etc. you should take a look at this collection. This lecture will show what is available in this collection of databases.