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:
2024 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.
Long Range Planning Chair
The Long Range Planning Committee considers plans for improvement of the Society, by soliciting suggestions from the Governing Board and membership. The Chair will review the Society's current long range plan to consider established goals and achievements, and plan how best to meet remaining goals, as well as develop new goals. Ideas will be presented to the Governing Board for consideration and action, and a detailed report will be presented annually.
Website Chair
The Website Committee coordinates the construction, operation and maintenance of the Society's website. The Committee works with our Webmaster to oversee the website budget and communicate with the site service provider regarding updates and requests for special projects. The Website Committee's goal is to ensure that the ISGS website includes relevant, educational information for visitors and membership that is easily accessible.
Honors & Awards Chair Chair
Promotes the annual ISGS Honors & Awards, gathers and reviews nominee submissions. The Chair compiles a final list of nominees to be reviewed by the Governing Board and presented at the ISGS Annual Meeting. Prepares certificates to be presented to award winners, and provides information to ISGS Newsletter and local media outlets.