The ISGS Office will be closed on
Monday, January 21, 2018
in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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 Only Section to access special members-only databases and resources.
ISGS News: Upcoming Webinars
Join us on Tuesday, February 12 at 8:00 PM Central, for our first webinar of 2019. Our featured speaker, Judy G. Russell, will present a program about the laws our ancestors lived by in earlier times:
Revelers, Hogkillers and Disobedient Children: Early Illinois Laws
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 January webinar, Hidden Gems in the FamilySearch Wiki, presented by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Only Section.
Our 2019 Webinar Schedule is now available!
Click HERE for details and Registration Links!
Please direct any questions to the ISGS Webinar Committee at