Archived News - January 2012

ISGS News - Wednesday, January 25, 2012
ISGS Newsletter Now Available - January/February 2012
The January/February 2012 issue of the ISGS Newsletter is now available to both ISGS members and non-members.
Visit the ISGS website at and click ISGS Newsletter to download the current issue (in PDF) and to view past issues going back to January/February 2008.
ISGS News - Friday, January 20, 2012
ISGS Office Closed Thursday, January 26, 2012
The ISGS Office will be closed on Thursday, January 26, 2012.
The office will be open from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Regular hours will resume on Monday, January 30, 2012.
ISGS News - Monday, January 16, 2012
Renew Your ISGS Membership - Improved Online Form
With the majority of our members having their memberships expire at the end of 2011, now is the time to renew your Illinois State Genealogical Society membership. Take a minute right now and renew online at to ensure that you'll continue to receive the Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly and all the other benefits of membership.
We realize that some browsers would not play nice with our online form so we've simplified the form and made it easier to use!  In addition, if you want to mail in a check, please click the printable form here.
ISGS has lots in store for 2012 including more webinars and more web content - don't miss out . . . renew your membership today!
ISGS News - Friday, January 13, 2012
The ISGS Office will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2012 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

The office will be open from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. Regular hours will resume on Thursday, January 19, 2012.
ISGS Member News - January 13. 2012

Join the Illinois State Genealogical Society on Valentine's Day for a "dinner and a webinar" date!
Upcoming Webinar: Cool Tools for Publishing
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 8:00 pm Central
Presenter: Lisa Alzo
Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A. is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer, specializing in Slovak/Eastern European genealogical research, writing your family history, and using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors. She is the author of nine books, including the award-winning Three Slovak Women, and hundreds of magazine articles, and writes the blog "The Accidental Genealogist."
Description: Now that you've written your family’s story, what do you do with it? Thanks to technology and the Internet, it’s easier than ever to document and share your genealogical discoveries. Those attending this FREE webinar will learn about some of the popular online tools and methods available for writing and publishing a cutting edge family history.
Recordings and Syllabus Also Available
For those who can't attend on February 14th, a recording of the webinar, along with the syllabus, will be made available in the Members Section of the ISGS website at  If you're not already a member of ISGS, visit Join ISGS! for more information.
ISGS Member News - January 11, 2012
Last night, Tuesday, January 10, 2012, we had a very successful premiere of the ISGS Webinar program with over 200 attendees from as far as way as El Salvador and Australia!
If you didn't get a chance to catch 10 Ways To Jumpstart Your Genealogy, you can now access the recorded webinar and the handouts in the Members Section of the ISGS website at If you aren't a member of ISGS, please click here for more information on all the member benefits and how to join!