Welcome to the Illinois State Genealogical Society Website!
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:
ISGS Members are encouraged to sign-in at the Members Section to access special members-only databases and resources.
ISGS News: Upcoming Webinars
Join us on Tuesday, March 13, at 8:00 PM Central, for our webinar on Finding Clues for Your Immigrant Ancestors in Ethnic Newspapers & Publications. Our featured speaker for this program is Lisa Alzo.
To attend this webinar, register now at
- 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 our Webinar Flyer to your friends and colleagues, post the information to social media sites and/or your blog/website, or print out a few copies to hand out at your local society meetings. To download the Flyer, click here.
- 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 our Webinar Fund Donation Page.
Our recent February webinar, Illinois Digital Resources, presented by Tina Beaird, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section – click HERE for access.
For the complete list of our 2018 webinars, click here.
Please direct any questions to the ISGS Webinar Committee at
Jan/Feb 2018 ISGS Newsletter Now Available!
Our first edition of 2018 features local society news and a rundown of genealogy events for the year. Click on the newletter above to view or download. To view and download issues of the ISGS Newsletter from 2018 thru 2008, click HERE.