Archived News - July 2013

ISGS News - Thursday, July 25, 2013
ISGS Newsletter Now Available - July-August 2013
The July/August 2013 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 - Monday, July 22, 2013
Registration Now Open For ISGS 2013 Fall Conference
October 25 & 26, 2013, at Timber Creek Inn & Suites in Sandwich, Illinois
22 July 2013 – Springfield, IL. Registration is now open for the Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) 2013 Fall conference to be held on October 25 and 26 in Sandwich, Illinois, at the Timber Creek Inn & Suites and Convention Center. This year’s conference theme – The Way They Were – brings a variety of presenters offering lectures to assist attendees in identifying the “they” in genealogical research. In addition, a focus on “were” will explore the importance of capturing family stories and ancestor anecdotes to round out a family’s history.
Featured Speaker: George G. Morgan Headlining a group of speakers is highly popular national and international genealogical speaker and professional genealogist, George G. Morgan. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc. and is the author of ten landmark genealogy books, including the award-winning How to Do Everything with Your Genealogy. Morgan also co-hosts The Genealogy Guys Podcast, the longest running genealogy podcast on the Internet. He is Vice President for Membership Services for the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and a member of many societies in the U.S. and U.K.
3rd Annual Youth Workshop Once again, ISGS will hold its Annual Youth Workshop on Saturday, October 26, 2013 for those entering Grades 1-4 (9:30-10:30 am) and Grades 5-12 (1:30-4:00 pm). Visit for more information and to register.
Register Today!
Visit the ISGS 2013 Fall Conference page at for more information and to register today. For room reservations, contact the Timber Creek Inn & Suites at (866) 992-7335 or visit (mention the ISGS conference to secure the group rate).
Mark your calendar. We look forward to seeing you in Sandwich this Fall!
ISGS News - Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Upcoming ISGS Webinars
Join us on Tuesday, August 13, at 8:00 PM Central, when J. H. "Jay" Fonkert, will present Getting to Here from There: Following your Ancestor’s Migration Trail. To attend this webinar, register at
Last week's webinar, Common Surnames: Ways to Identify Your Ancestors in a Crowd, presented by Juliana Smith, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (
Upcoming Webinars
For the complete list of upcoming webinars, including the entire 2013 schedule, visit
And don't forget to spread the word! Forward this email onto your friends and colleagues, post the information to social media sites and/or your blog/website, or print out a few copies of our webinar flyer to hand out at your local society meetings. The flyer can be accessed at
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