ISGS News - October 31, 2015
Finding the Dead: Illinois Death Certificates Lookup Service at ISGS
Among the many services available to the public, as well as members of the Illinois State Genealogical Society, is the Illinois Death Certificate lookup service. Not only can ISGS members receive copies of Illinois death certificates from 1916-1950 at a discount, anyone using ISGS can save considerable money compared to county-based services.
The current pricing for one certificate is $6.00 for ISGS members and $10.00 for non-members (you can order as many as you would like). Compare that to the current $15.00 rate at sites such as Genealogy Online for Cook County (https://www.cookcountygenealogy.com/).
Currently, only those certificates listed at the Illinois Death Certificates 1916-1950 database at http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/idphdeathindex.html can be obtained through the ISGS lookup service. The death certificates are printed from the microfilm stored at the Illinois State Archives.
Requesting a Death Certificate: The Process
To obtain non-certified copies of death certificates from the 1916-1950 timeframe, please follow these steps:
If you have any questions, visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=59 for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (217) 789-1968.
Revenues Support ISGS Operations
In the past few years we have seen a marked decrease in income from the ISGS death certificate lookup service. Proceeds directly support ISGS office operations. So remember to take advantage of this service, whether you are a member of ISGS or not!
ISGS News - October 23, 2015
Illinois State Genealogical Society Announces 2016 FREE Webinar Lineup
The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) is happy to announce the continuation of its popular FREE monthly webinar program in 2016. The ISGS 2016 Webinar Series would not be possible without the generous contributions received throughout 2015 and the generous sponsorship provided by FamilySearch.
Registration for the 2016 webinars is now open! You’ll find a fantastic lineup of presentations and speakers and we hope you will join us for a wonderful educational experience.
The ISGS webinars, which are live lectures/presentations that you can attend via a computer with an internet connection, are held as a live broadcast on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 PM Central. The live broadcast of each webinars is FREE to the public. ISGS members who are unable to attend the live broadcast are able to access recordings of all past webinars through the Members Section of the ISGS website, to watch at their convenience.
ISGS 2016 Webinar Schedule
So what does 2016 have in store? Here is our amazing lineup!
January 12 – Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process
Presenter: Drew Smith
February 9 – Reconstructing Black Community Life Through Benevolent Societies
Presenter: Angela Walton-Raji
March 8 – Researching in Archives & Libraries: Do’s and Don’ts
Presenter: Melissa Barker
April 12 – Letters, Ledgers, and Lodge Books: Finding Ancestors with Ethnic Resources
Presenter: Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.
May 10 – Polish Immigration to America - When, Where, Why and How
Presenter: Stephen Szabados
June 14 – Using Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls
Presenter: Amie Tenant
July 12 – Special Delivery: Using US Postmaster Documents in Family History Research
Presenter: Jean Hibben, CG
August 9 – Misbegotten Children; Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate
Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
September 13 – Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records
Presenter: Amy Johnson Crow, CG
October 11 – Midwestern Gems: Back Issues of Genealogical, Historical and Sociological Journals
Presenter: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGS
November 8 – Principles of Effective Evidence Analysis
Presenter: George G. Morgan
Registration: Stay tuned!** ** GoToWebinar only allows scheduling less than one year in advance. Check back after November 8, 2015, for the registration link.
December 13 – Without the Hint - There is No Story
Presenter: Bernice Alexander Bennett
Registration: Stay tuned!** ** GoToWebinar only allows scheduling less than one year in advance. Check back after December 13, 2015 for the registration link.
Additional Webinar Information
Again, a big thank-you to all of the webinar donation fund contributors and to FamilySearch for sponsoring the entire 2016 webinar series! We couldn't do it without you!!
The 2016 ISGS Webinar Series is sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).
ISGS News - October 20, 2015
Upcoming ISGS Webinars – November 2015
Join us on Tuesday, November 10, at 8:00 PM Central, when Janet Hovorka, will present In-laws and Outlaws: The Bylaws of Talking About The Family Skeletons. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1041320337723100418.
Last week's webinar, Polish Genealogy – Four Steps to Successful Research, presented by Steve Szabados, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).
November 10 – In-laws and Outlaws: The Bylaws of Talking About The Family Skeletons
Presenter: Janet Hovorka
December 8 – The US Federal Census: Good, Bad and Ugly for Genealogists
Presenter: Gary Smith
For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=234.
ISGS 2016 Webinars: the new lineup of webinars for 2016 will be announced on Friday, October 23rd - check back here!
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 http://bit.ly/isgs2015webinarbrochure.
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 http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=345.
Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at email@example.com.
The 2015 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).