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Saturday, April 19
Wisconsin Historical Society - Genealogy and Technology Workshop  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Memorial Library, Madison, WI

Technology is changing the way genealogists research. There are many new tools for managing your genealogical research and websites that offer genealogy resources and ways to display and organize your research. This hands-on, three-hour computer lab will provide detailed instruction on gadgets and online options available to the genealogist.                                                        

Register here >>

 


Monday, April 21
Wisconsin Historical Society - Family History Projects Webinar  (ISGS Member Society Events)
6:00 pm
Webinar

How do you share your research with the family? There are many types of projects that can help you share the family stories and your research so it gets even the attention of the least interested member of the family. This webinar will show you how to make a story out of the dry facts and put your information into manageable projects. If you can't make it to the webinar, registering will give you access to a recording of the class. 

Contact Info E-mail: Lori.Bessler@wisconsinhistory.org
Phone: 608-264-6519
 


Friday, April 25
Lockport Area Genealogical & Historical Society  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm
Gladys Fox Museum
Program: TBD
Speaker: Fred Harris


Saturday, April 26
St Louis Genealogical Society - Annual Family History Conference  (ISGS Events)
7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Maryland Heights Centre, 2344 McKelvey Road, St. Louis, MO
44th Annual Family History Conference - "Genealogy in the Computer Age"
Featuring David Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA
Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch
and
Speakers from the State Historical Society of Missouri,
the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri History Museum, and much more!
 



Friday, May 2 through Monday, May 5
United Polish Genealogical Societies Conference (UPGS)  (National Events)
Plaza Hotel, 122 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT
Polish Genealogical Society of America, is planning and sponsoring the annual United Polish Genealogical Societies Conference (UPGS)

Friday, May 2 – Monday May 5th
United Polish Genealogical Societies Conference (UPGS)
“Genealogy & Technology”
Plaza Hotel, 122 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT
(800-366-3684)

You will not only hear renowned speakers, on topics ranging from Maps & Gazetteers to Creating Your Personal Family History Website, but you are feet away from the Family History Library, where you can spend hours on your own research.  JOIN US!!

For more information and to register go to: www.pgsa.org/#UPGS
 


Saturday, May 3
Chicago Genealogical Society - "Preserving Your Family's Treasures "  (ISGS Member Society Events)
1:30 pm
Newberry Library 60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL
Presenter: Rena Schergen
 
Ever wonder how to protect those family documents, photographs, news clippings, scrapbooks and heirlooms? Don't let them fall to pieces! Learn about archival best practices that you can implement at home, including how to preserve and store your family's physical history. Rena Schergen is an Archivist at the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Hailing from Chicago, she has been a member of CGS for 3 years.
 
For more information:http://www.chicagogenealogy.org              
 


Thursday, May 8
Fox Valley Genealogical Society - "An Archivist's Notebook"  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm
Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL
Program: "An Archivist's Notebook: Who Will Look at Your Genealogical Collection?"
Presenter: Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana
 
 


Tuesday, May 13
Organizing (or Reorganizing!) That Family Reunion  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm
Webinar
Presenter: James M. Beidler
 
There’s no place as good for a family’s history as a reunion, but the gatherings come and go – learn how to organize one that will last or reorganize one that’s fading.
This webinar is sponsored by FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)
 


Thursday, May 15
Elgin Genealogical Society - "Organizing your Research"  (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, May 17
Computer-Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois CAGGNI - "GeneaQuest 2014: The Future is Now"  (ISGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Elgin Community College, Building E, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL
Keynote Presenter: Thomas MacEntee
 
GeneaQuest 2014 is a full day of genealogy education highlighting genealogy technology of the future.  GeneaQuest includes lectures, labs, demos and breakout sessions and introduces GeneaQuest’s exclusive GeneaUs Bar.
 
For more information visit www.geneaquest.blogspot.com.  
 


Saturday, May 17
Lockport Area Genealogical & Historical Society  (ISGS Member Society Events)
10:30 am
White Oak Library, Lockport
Program: "George Reilly's Letters from Pearl Harbor"
Speaker: Pat Reilly


Wednesday, May 21
DuPage County Genealogical Society - "La Famiglia - Begining Italian Genealogy Research"  (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/
 



Saturday, June 7
Chicago Genealogical Society - "Discovering the Past Block-by-Block: Using ChicagoAncestors.org "  (ISGS Member Society Events)
1:30 pm
Newberry Library 60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL
Presenter: Ginger Frere
 
A presentation on the exciting website built by The Newberry Library - a site where you can find and share historical information about Chicago. Are you researching the history of a neighborhood? Looking for the church where your great-grandparents got married? Interested in mapping the places where your ancestors lived? Learn how to discover the past by address!
 
For more information:http://www.chicagogenealogy.org              
 


Tuesday, June 10
Plotting, Scheming, and Mapping Online  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm
Webinar
Presenter: Cyndi Ingle
 
The Internet is a source for a variety of maps and geographical tools that will help you in your research. From new maps and atlases with online driving directions to old gazetteers with county lines and ancient place names, the Internet has them all. We'll explore those resources, ideas for using them, and integrating them into your research routine.
This webinar is sponsored by FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)
 


Thursday, June 12
Fox Valley Genealogical Society - "Overcoming Brick Walls - 2014"  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm
Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL
Program: "Overcoming Brick Walls - 2014"
Presenter:
 
 


Thursday, June 19
Elgin Genealogical Society - "Using Libraries to Continue your Research"  (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
 


Friday, June 20
Lockport Area Genealogical & Historical Society  (ISGS Member Society Events)
6:00 pm
White Fence Farm
Program: LAGHS Annual Dinner "The 1893  Columbian Exposition"
Speaker: Paul Durica & Bill Savage



Tuesday, July 8
Newspaper Research - More Than Obituaries  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm
Webinar
Presenter: Patricia Walls Stamm. CG, CGL
 
Newspapers contain obituaries. But newspapers can provide us so much more information than just obituaries! See what searching the local newspaper can tell you about your family.
This webinar is sponsored by FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)
 


Thursday, July 17
Elgin Genealogical Society - "Analyzing and Tracking your Research"  (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, July 26
Lockport Area Genealogical & Historical Society  (ISGS Member Society Events)
10:30 am
White Oak Library, Lockport
Program: "Building of Texaco Lockport""
Speaker: Gary Ward



Saturday, August 9
Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois Annual Conference  (ISGS Member Society Events)
John A. Logan College, Carterville, Illinois
Our featured speaker will be Thomas MacEntee, Founder of High-Definition Genealogy.  More information will be sent soon.


Tuesday, August 12
Land Records in Illinois  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm
Webinar
Presenter: Michael John Neill
 
This presentation will discuss searching and using local land records in the state of Illinois. Typical methods of organization and recording will be covered along with search methods, problem-solving, and records analysis. This presentation will not discuss federal land records and attendees should have a basic knowledge of the township and range system of property surveying within the state.
This webinar is sponsored by FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)
 


Thursday, August 21
Elgin Genealogical Society - "Using Websites to Help your Research"  (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
 


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
 
 


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, 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.