Illinois State Genealogical Society
Dr. David Joens"Finding Ancestors in the Land of Lincoln"
  Free Webinar - highly rated
Dr. David Joens, Director of the Illinois State Archives, demonstrates what records are available that may assist genealogists. Originally presented at the Illinois State Genealogical Society 2020 Conference, Dr. Joens' presentation was very highly rated. Viewing is  permitted for members and non-members alike –
 Dr. David Joens Presentation                                                                             

ISGS Update:  Upcoming "Live" Webinars
Webinar icon graphicJoin us on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM Central for Thomas MacEntee's' program on Brick Wall Breakthroughs. This webinar will be hosted by the Fox Valley Genealogical Society. Want to see first-hand how to break through that persistent "brick wall" in genealogy? Using actual research problems submitted by webinar attendees, professional genealogist Thomas MacEntee will walk participants through a step-by-step research methodology process to find clues and possible solutions. Participants will have access to research logs, digital images and more during and after the webinar. Also included is a "habit recipe" to implement the same techniques used in the webinar on your own genealogy research.
After you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

May/June 2021
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