Illinois State Genealogical Society
​Webinar FAQs
  • What is a webinar?
    A webinar is a live lecture/presentation that you can attend via a computer with an internet connection.
  • Is there a cost to attend an ISGS webinar? 
    No, ISGS offers the live broadcast of its webinars to the public for free.
  • How do I sign up to attend a webinar? 
    Visit the Upcoming Webinars page and click the "register" link for each session you want to attend.  Fill out the short form to complete your registration.
  • I am registered for a webinar - is it guaranteed that I can watch the live event on the scheduled date and time?
    NO - there are only 500 available "seats" for each webinar and as of February 2016, we've 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.

  • How do I attend the webinar?
    After you sign up for a session, you will receive an email notification that provides instructions to join the live broadcast online at the scheduled date and time.  A reminder email will be sent a few days prior to the scheduled webinar with the same instructions.
  • What if I cannot attend the live broadcast? 
    We understand that the live webinars may not fit into your schedule.  If you are an ISGS member you will have to access the recorded version of past webinars through the Members Section of the ISGS website, to watch at your convenience.
For additional information, such as system requirements for attending a webinar, please visit GoToWebinar's FAQs page at and click on the topic "Attending a Webinar."