Archived News - January 2016

ISGS News January 9, 2016
ISGS Office Closed Monday, January 18, 2016


The ISGS Office will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.


Regular hours will resume on Thursday, January 21, 2016.

ISGS News January 6, 2016
January 2016 Webinar - Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process
Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process - ISGS Webinar
Title: Organizing Your Genealogy Research Process
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 8:00 pm Central
Description: This class focuses on the genealogical research process and how to organize it. Attendees will learn to define their research goals; to create manageable projects; to break projects down into sub-projects and tasks; to track their goals, projects, and tasks using software tools; to use a research log in order to organize and record their research questions, their search strategies, and their results; to use tools for documenting the process from source to information to evidence to conclusion; and to complete the process by transferring their conclusions into genealogical database programs.
Presenter: Drew Smith
Drew Smith, MLS, is a University of South Florida (Tampa) librarian. He is Chair of the Family History Information Standards Organisation and President of the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa. Drew is a past Secretary of the Association of Professional Genealogists, a past Director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and currently the “Rootsmithing with Technology” columnist for FGS FORUM magazine. He is co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast, and together with George G. Morgan has produced over 275 one-hour episodes. Drew is author of the book Social Networking for Genealogists and co-author of the book Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques.
Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members: For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on January 12th, a recording of the webinar, along with the handout, 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! at for more information.
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
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
Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at
The 2016 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (
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ISGS News January 3, 2016
ISGS January/February 2016 Newsletter Now Available
The January/February 2016 issue of the ISGS Newsletter is now available to both ISGS members and non-members.
ISGS Newsletter January/February 2016
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.