Illinois State Genealogical Society
Take Notice
  • The Illinois State Archives Reference Room in the Margaret Cross Norton Building, is open by appointment only. Please call (217) 782-4866 to schedule your appointment.


2023 Fall Conference  •  Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023
Thank you for attending the ISGS Fall Conference.


ISGS 2023 Honors & Awards
Congratulations to this year's award winners:
Community Service Award
The Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society for their Underground Railroad Conductor Recognition Project.
Click HERE to view their press announcement.
Special Recognition Awards
• Stephan Watts for his publication, Searching for Charles
• Gail Ryan, from Fox Valley Genealogical Society for her leadership through the pandemic and beyond.
• William "Bill" Edmundson from the Winnebago & Boone Counties Genealogical Society for his numerous contributions to the Society since 2010.
• Russ Cline from the Winnebago & Boone Counties Genealogical Society for his leadership, time and skill for helping the Society remain active and relevant.


Visiting the ALPLM
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library – research is by appointment only.
  • Operating days/hours:  Monday thru Friday, 9am - 4:30pm.
  • Appointments can be made by contacting the Reference Desk at: (217) 524-6358 or via email at
  • Additional information can be found on their website – click HERE


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