ISGS News - Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Illinois State Genealogical Society Announces 2017 FREE Webinar Lineup
The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) is happy to announce the continuation of its popular FREE monthly webinar program in 2017. The 2017 ISGS Webinar Series would not be possible without the generous contributions received throughout 2016 and the generous sponsorship provided by FamilySearch.
Registration for the 2017 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 each webinars is 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.
ISGS 2017 Webinar Schedule
So what does 2017 have in store? Here is our amazing lineup!
- November 14 – Illinois Gold: Hard to Find But Valuable Prairie State Resources for Genealogical Research
Presenter: Thomas MacEntee
Registration: Stay tuned!**
** GoToWebinar only allows scheduling less than one year in advance. Check back after November 14, 2016, for the registration link.
- December 12 – Ephemera: Genealogy Gold
Presenter: Sharon S. Atkins
Registration: Stay tuned!**
** GoToWebinar only allows scheduling less than one year in advance. Check back after December 12, 2015 for the registration link.
Additional Webinar Information
- All webinars take place at 8:00 PM Central time.
- 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 2017 series can be accessed at http://bit.ly/isgs2017webinarbrochure.
Again, a big thank-you to all of the webinar donation fund contributors and to FamilySearch for sponsoring the entire 2017 webinar series! We couldn't do it without you!!
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ISGS News - Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Upcoming ISGS Webinars – November 2016
Last week's webinar, Midwestern Gems: Back Issues of Genealogical, Historical and Sociological Journals, presented by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).
- 2017 ISGS Webinar Series
Stay tuned for an announcement later this week with a listing of all 12 webinars in our 2017 series!
Registration Procedure: There are only 500 available "seats" for each webinar and we have limited the number of registrations for each webinar to 650. Past experience has shown that approximately 30% of those who register don't attend a webinar. Recommendation: login to the webinar EARLY - access begins at 7:30 pm Central. Once the "room" fills up with 500 attendees, others attempting to join will receive a "room full" message.
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://bit.ly/isgs2016webinarbrochure.
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.
Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISGS News - Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Try-It! Illinois - FREE Trial Through November 30, 2016
October means not only Family History Month but also the return of the database trial at Try-It! Illinois which is sponsored by the Illinois Secretary of State's office. You must be an Illinois resident in order to qualify for a trial login and password.
Here is a list of trial databases which include Digital Sanborn Maps (ProQuest), Fold3 (library edition), historical newspaper collections, MyHeritage (library edition) ProQuest Obituaries, and more!
Welcome to Try-It! Illinois 2016, the seventeenth annual statewide database trial, sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library. Try-It! Illinois offers the staffs and library users of the more than 5,000 ILLINET member libraries the opportunity to survey and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources. Thanks to the partnerships between the Illinois State Library and the participating electronic resource vendors, there is no charge for accessing these databases during Try-It! Illinois. Note: We ask that you not post the Try-It! Illinois login and password on the Internet, on Web sites or in publicly archived e-newsletters.
The get your free trial as an Illinois library user, click here and submit a Login and Password request.
NOTE: This is offer is open only to Illinois residents.
Welcome to the website for the Illinois State Genealogical Society! The ISGS website has been created to enhance your passion for genealogy. It not only features links to ISGS projects, but also links you to other records and resources throughout Illinois including those individual genealogical home pages that have an Illinois connection!
The public is invited to explore the ISGS website and enjoy these features:
The current issue of the ISGS Newsletter and archived copies back to 2008
Listings of ISGS events and events for Illinois genealogical societies
Free databases filled with information on Illinois ancestors
A list of Illinois research resources
New ISGS Members will be sent via email login and password instructions. Click on Member Section and enter your login and password to change your profile and to access special members-only databases and resources.
*** If you are having trouble logging in - please contact email@example.com ***