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, November 14, at 8:00 PM Central, when Thomas MacEntee will present Illinois Gold: Hard to Find But Valuable Prairie State Resources for Genealogical ResearchTo attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5490586515192783362.

We continue the gold theme in December with our webinar on Tuesday, December 12 at 8:00 PM Central when Sharon S. Atkins presents
Ephemera: Genealogy Gold. To register for this webinar, click on the link below:
  • 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 October webinar, Funeral Homes and Family History: They're Dying to Meet You, presented by Daniel Earl, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section – click HERE for access .
For the complete list of upcoming webinars, click here.
Please direct any questions to the ISGS Webinar Committee at
The 2017 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch.

ISGS Special Edition Newsletter Now Available!
At ISGS, we have just published a special pre-conference edition of the ISGS Newsletter filled with great information in advance of our Fall 2017 Conference in Moline, Illinois. Click HERE to download the newsletter. To view and download current and past issues of the ISGS Newsletter, click HERE.