Archived News - February 2012

ISGS News - Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Are You Ready for the 1940 U.S. Census Images?
In just 35 days, the images for the 1940 U.S. Census will be released to the public. Are you and your genealogy society ready?  Here's how you can get ready for the release and also get your society members involved in the indexing project for the census images:
  • Only images will be available for the 1940 U.S. Census starting Monday, April 2, 2012.  It will takes several weeks until the first partial index is available. You can help speed-up the process by volunteering to index. Click, download the indexing software and then register as an indexer.
  • If you are a society leader, visit the Societies page at on the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project website and sign up today! You'll receive information on how your society can participate in the indexing project.
ISGS News - Friday, February 10, 2012
February 2012 Webinar - Cool Tools for Publishing
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 News - Thurday, February 9, 2012
ISGS Office Closed for Lincoln's Birthday

The ISGS Office will be closed on Monday, February 13, 2012, in observance of Lincoln's Birthday.

The office will be open from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.

Note: the ISGS Office will also be closed on Monday, February 20, 2012, for President's Day. The office will be open from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday, February 21, 2012.

Regular hours will resume on Monday, February 27, 2012.