ISGS News - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Upcoming ISGS Webinars – July 2017
 Join us on Tuesday, July 11, at 8:00 PM Central, when Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG will present The Watchfires of a Hundred Circling Camps.
Join us on Tuesday, July 11, at 8:00 PM Central, when Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG will present The Watchfires of a Hundred Circling Camps. To attend this webinar, register at
Last week's webinar, Preserving Old Family Letters: Tips From An Archivist, presented by Melissa Barker, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (
Upcoming Webinars
For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit
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
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
Please direct any questions to the ISGS Webinar Committee at
The 2017  ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (

ISGS News - Wednesday, May 31, 2017

ISGS 2017 Fall Conference Online Registration Now Open!
The Illinois State Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that online registration is now open for its Fall 2017 Conference in Moline, Illinois to be held Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th!
Click here for more information and to register today. More details on mail-in registration, speaker bios, etc. will be posted soon!


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 ***