Illinois State Genealogical Society
Annual Membership Meeting
The Illinois State Genealogical Society Annual Membership Meeting will take place Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the Chicago Marriott Naperville, 1801 N. Naper Blvd., Naperville, IL 60563. It will begin at 8:15 a.m. The meeting is open to all ISGS members. You do not have to be registered for the conference to attend the Annual Membershp Meeting.

ISGS 2019 Fall Conference Registration
Early Bird Registration Ends Oct. 4th! 
With 20+ sessions presented by nine expert and well-known genealogists, we are confident there is something for everyone at this year's conference.
Visit our "2019 Fall Conference" pages (see the menu links on the left) to:  download/view a conference brochure, get information on the conference speakers and education sessions, find out details about the hands-on workshops, make hotel reservations and REGISTER ONLINE!

How Lincoln Saved Her Husband
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library to accept donation of a speech lost for a century.
For more than 100 years, it lay forgotten in a box of family photos and papers. Soon, it will belong to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
The document is a transcript of Martha Ten Eyck's speech in 1912, recalling how she begged Lincoln for his help nearly 50 years before, in 1864, to get her husband released from Confederate captivity.
It worked. Her husband, Union Capt. Tenodor Ten Eych, was released in the autumn of 1864. Five months later, Tenodor Ten Eyck was one of the honor guard at the assassinated president's bier in Columbus, Ohio.

ISGS News:  Upcoming Webinars

Join us on Tuesday, November 12, at 8:00 PM Central as our presenter, Jeanne Lazalere Bloom, will lay a foundation for you on how to prepare for research in Chicago. Ms. Bloom, CG, is a self-employed, full-time professional researcher with 20 years of experience. She specializes in Chicago and Cook County research, forensic genealogy, problem solving, and multi-generational family histories.


Chicago Research: Planning is the Key to Success

Learn how to prepare for research in Chicago, where to locate online points of entry for Chicago records, and how to plan for onsite research. A case study demonstrates how to apply these techniques.

Webinar Registration Link:

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Please direct any questions to the ISGS Webinar Committee at
The 2019 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch.

September/October 2019 ISGS Newsletter Now Available!
ISGS Sept-Oct 2019 Newsletter
Our September-October newsletter is now available! Click on the newsletter above to view or download. To view and download issues of the ISGS Newsletter from 2019 thru 2008, click HEREIf you are not an ISGS member but would like to receive the ISGS Newsletter in your email inbox, click this link – to sign-up on our email list.