Illinois State Genealogical Society
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With the generous help of volunteers, ISGS has been a successful organization.
The ISGS Board wishes to thank each and every one of you
who have contributed your time and effort to our organization.

Volunteer Opportunities
The positions listed below present some interesting and exciting opportunities! Please consider helping ISGS achieve its mission to preserve and disseminate Illinois historical and genealogical materials and to educate and aid those researching their ancestry.
For further details on any of the positions below, contact:
Publications Chair
This position is a voting member of the ISGS Governing Board. The Chair provides regular sales and inventory reports to the ISGS Governing Board, and makes recommendations for publications sales, printing orders, and marketing. The Publications Chair tracks the ISGS publications inventory and sales of all Society publications including books, Quarterlies and digital publications by reviewing invoices, orders, and donated items. This is done primarily through shared documents with the ISGS office, but travel to the ISGS office may be necessary. Additional interest in identifying new publications that would meet the Society's mission as well as revising existing material would also be beneficial in this position. As a voting member of the Governing Board, the Chair does attend four meetings a year. These have been virtual since 2020.
2023 Conference Committee Chair
Head the Conference Committee. Duties include securing a conference location, contracting speakers, creating publicity, designing conference materials and working within Conference budget. Conference Committee Chair handles necessary logistics for in person, virtual, or hybrid events.
Virtual Programming Support Chair
Provides technical support for ISGS' online meeting platform. Coordinates ISGS meetings, educational events, and conference events, providing technical assistance when needed. Must be knowledgeable with the Zoom meeting platform.
ISGS Quarterly Contributors
Develop articles based on genealogical and historical material, with a focus on Illinois ancestors, as a research and educational service to the membership.
Marketing and Publicity Chair
Duties include promoting ISGS, its officers and members, Associate Members, and their activities. Promoting and increasing ISGS membership through social media, virtual and in-person events, by coordinating volunteers to run the ISGS booth. Works with Conference Chair to promote conference events and boost attendance. Creates publicity material such as brochures and flyers to promote ISGS projects and services.
Advertising Chair
This committee promotes ISGS publications and solicits opportunities for advertisements in ISGS publications, such as the ISGS Quarterly, ISGS Newsletter, and Fall Conference syllabus.