The ISGS Office will be closed on
Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day.
ISGS 2019 Fall Conference Registration is now OPEN!
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, register online, and make hotel reservations.
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:
- The current issue of the ISGS Newsletter and archived copies back to 2008. If you are not an ISGS member but would like to receive the ISGS Newsletter in your email inbox, click this link – http://eepurl.com/iil3Y to sign-up on our email list.
- Listings of ISGS events and events for Illinois genealogical societies
- Free databases filled with information on Illinois ancestors
- A list of Illinois research resources
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, May 28, at 8:00 PM Central (this is a rescheduled date due to illness), for an introductory lecture on researching your Mexican ancestors. Our presenter, Colleen Greene, MLIS, is a librarian, genealogist, historian, and educator. She holds a BA in History, a Masters of Library & Information Science, and a certificate in genealogical research from Boston University.
An Introduction to Researching Your Mexican Ancestors
This introductory lecture covers key U.S. records and strategies for identifying when and where your Mexican ancestors immigrated, and for identifying their hometown in Mexico. It will also provide an overview of the main Mexican record types available online.
Webinar Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2110383221450902275
- 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 2019 Webinar Schedule is now available!
Click HERE for details and Registration Links!
Please direct any questions to the ISGS Webinar Committee at