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IAJGS 39th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Sunday, July 28 through Friday, August 2
IAJGS 39th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy  (National Events)
Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel, Cleveland, OH
This year's annual conference will include more than 170 programs, lectures, panel discussions and workshops focusing on genealogy methodology, available archival resources and the history of all Jewish communities. Presentations are geared to genealogists of all levels – from first-timers to conference veterans.
 
For complete details on the conference and to register, visit the IAJGS website.



Tuesday, August 6
Elgin Genealogical Society: Research Your Swedish Heritage  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 W. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL
Research your Swedish heritage in living color using ArkivDigital. Guest Speaker: Kathy Meade.  For more details, visit elginroots.com


McHenry County Genealogical Society: An Introduction to WikiTree
Thursday, August 8
McHenry County Genealogical Society: An Introduction to WikiTree  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
McHenry County College, Building B, Room 166-167, Crystal Lake, IL
An introduction to WikiTree, the free gloval family tree. Guest Speaker:  Marty Acks.  For more details, visit mcigs.org


Saturday, August 10
Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois: 2019 Family History Conference  (ISGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
John A. Logan College, 700 Logan College Dr., Carterville, IL
Featuring Caron Primas Brennan. For more details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/631284500642821/


Saturday, August 10
North Suburban Genealogical Society: "Polish Genealogy: Four Steps to Success"  (ISGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL
Guest Lecturer: Steve Szabados. For complete details, visit nsgsil.org.
 
 


Tuesday, August 13
The Great Lakes and the Role They Played in the Years of Prohibition (Webinar)  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Presenter:  Jean Wilcox Hibben

Program:  During Prohibition in the United States, a great many people obtained alcohol from Canada, then moved it to big cities in the U.S. (e.g., Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, etc.). This program will focus on Chicago's illegal importation of booze. If your ancestor lived in or near the Windy City (or any other large cities around the lakes) during the 1920s, there is a possibility that he/she was involved in bootlegging, on some level.

 

Online Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5461110822238445315



Thursday, August 15
Elgin Genealogical Society: Creating a Family Archive & Genealogy Library  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 W. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL
Guest Speaker: Suz Bates.  For more details, visit elginroots.com


FGS Annual Conference –
Wednesday, August 21 through Saturday, August 24
FGS Annual Conference – "Come Home to Our Washington, DC!"  (National Events)
Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, D.C.
The Federation of Genealogical Socities makes its first visit to the nation's capital with the National Archives, Library of Congress, DAR Library, and more a Metro ride away. Details on the conference and links for the conference hotels and conference registration are now available online – visit their website for all the details:  www.fgs.org/conferences


Thursday, August 22
Kane County Genealogical Society: Locating Your Confederate or Union Civil War Ancestor  (ISGS Member Society Events)
Guest Speaker: Jennifer Warner.  For more details, visit  www.kcgsillinois.org/meeting-schedule/


Saturday, August 24
Chicago Genealogical Society: Genealogical Bus Tour through the I&M Canal  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Using a luxury bus, the CGS will host this genelogy oriented tour which will include such stops as the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, the St. James of the Sag Cemetery, Lockport and many other places. Chicago Historian and CGS board member, Craig Pfannkuche, will be our guide to learn about this fascinating time in Chicago's history and how it changed our Chicago ancestor's lives. Registration for this event is required. For complete details on this event and to register, visit www.chicagogenealogy.org/event-3369936



Tuesday, September 3
Elgin Genealogical Society: Mapping the Past: Navigating Your Family History with Maps  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 W. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL
Guest Speaker: Dan Hubbard.  For more details, visit elginroots.com


Saturday, September 7
Chicago Genealogical Society: Tracking Down Your Infamous Ancestors  (ISGS Member Society Events)
1:30 pm
Newberry Library, Chicago IL
Guest Speaker: Ray Johnson. For complete details, visit www.chicagogenealogy.org


Tuesday, September 10
Telling the Story with Maps: Maps of Early Illinois and Where to Find Them (Webinar)  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Presenter:  Ginger Frere

Program:  As the saying goes, "A picutre is worth a thousand words.". This is also the case with maps. From simple hand-drawn sketches to intricately detailed masterpieces, maps can convey immense detail. The can provide the names of places, distances, topography, geographical feature, migration routes, land ownership, boundaries and political jurisdictions. Maps allow us to see the physical relationship between places. Maps can help us answer questions – how did our ancestors get from one place to another?

 

Online Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8652624741277113347



Wednesday, September 11
Fountaindale Public Library: Developing a Sixth Census: Finding More Than Meets the Eye  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm
300 W. Briarcliff Rd., Bolingbrook, IL 60440
This is a free webinar. For complete details, visit http://fountaindalegenealogy.org


Thursday, September 12
Fox Valley Genealogical Society: Geneopardy-Quiz Night  (ISGS Member Society Events)
Naperville, IL
Come hone your genealogy knowledge the fun way!  For more details, visit ilfvgs.org


Thursday, September 12
McHenry County Genealogical Society: What's New at FamilySearch  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
McHenry County College, Building B, Room 166-167, Crystal Lake, IL
Guest Speaker:  Maureen Brady.  For more details, visit mcigs.org


Saturday, September 14
North Suburban Genealogical Society: "DNA & Research Working Together"  (ISGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Northbrook Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL
Guest Lecturer: Jeffrey A. Bockman. For complete details, visit nsgsil.org.
 
 


Fox Valley Genealogical Society: 2019 Fall Conference -
Saturday, September 21
Fox Valley Genealogical Society: 2019 Fall Conference - "Tracing Treasures Past"  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Grace United Methodist Church, Naperville, IL
Featuring Peggy Lauritzen Clements.  For more details, download the Conference Brochure or visit https://ilfvgs.org/education/conference/


Saturday, September 21
British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois: Pins & Needles  (ISGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Community Church, 5714 Broadway St., Richmond, IL
Guest Speaker:  Tina Beard
For program details, visit www.bigwill.org/meet.htm


Thursday, September 26
Kane County Genealogical Society: Try-It Illinois and Fold3  (ISGS Member Society Events)
Guest Speaker: Debra M. Dudek.  For more details, visit  www.kcgsillinois.org/meeting-schedule/



Tuesday, October 1
Elgin Genealogical Society: Ancestry Tales to Tell  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 W. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL
Celebrate Genealogy Month! Join Elgin Genealogical Society Members for an informal discussion of their "Ancestry Tales To Tell". Members are encouraged to tell a story of an ancestor – who were they, where did they come from and settle, what was their occupation, and any accomplishments that were uncovered to tell their tales. Feel free to share a photo, memento or family possession.  For more details, visit elginroots.com


Saturday, October 5
Chicago Genealogical Society: Decoding the Sentiment Behind Cemetery Symbolism  (ISGS Member Society Events)
1:30 pm
Newberry Library, Chicago IL
Guest Speaker: Debra M. Dudek. For complete details, visit www.chicagogenealogy.org


Tuesday, October 8
Researching Your Illinois Catholic Ancestors (Webinar)  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Presenter:  Lisa Oberg

Program:  Since Father Jacques Marquette first visited the area that is now Chicago in the later 17th century, Catholic immigrants have been drawin to Illinois. Germans, Pols, Bohemian/Czechs, Italians, and more recently immigrants from Central and South America, have all settled in significant numbers in Illinois, in addition to other ethnic groups. Catholic records can provide invaluable clues for genealogists. This webinar will provide insight into how Catholicism shaped history and discuss how to locate parish records, what you can expect to find and how to interpret records when you do find them.

 

Online Registration:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2632910729389751555



Wednesday, October 9
Fountaindale Public Library: Reading Between the Lines of the City Directory  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm
300 W. Briarcliff Rd., Bolingbrook, IL 60440
This is a free webinar. For complete details, visit https://fountaindalegenealogy.org


Thursday, October 10
McHenry County Genealogical Society: DPO Flow – A Beginner's Look at Organizing Digital Photos  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
McHenry County College, Building B, Room 166-167, Crystal Lake, IL
Guest Speaker:  Carol Guntur.  For more details, visit mcigs.org


Thursday, October 10
Fox Valley Genealogical Society: Cemetery Art Symbolism  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm
Naperville, IL
Guest Speaker:  Laurel Mellien.  For more details, visit ilfvgs.org


Afro-American Genealogical & Historical Society of Chicago:  37th Annual Family History Conference
Friday, October 11 through Saturday, October 12
Afro-American Genealogical & Historical Society of Chicago: 37th Annual Family History Conference  (ISGS Member Society Events)
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
LDS Church, 5200 S. University Ave., Chicago, IL
This year's conference is all about Following Ancestral Footsteps: From the Grave to DNA.
Keynote Speaker is Bernice Alexander Bennett, Family Historian, Author & DNA Expert.
For more details, visit:  https://aaghsc.org


Saturday, October 12
North Suburban Genealogical Society: "Researching Colonial American Ancestors"  (ISGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Northbrook History Museum, 1776 Walters Ave., Northbrook, IL
Guest Lecturer will be Jane Haldeman. For complete details, visit nsgsil.org.
 
 


Saturday, October 19
Lake County Genealogical Society: 2019 Conference – The Web & DNA  (ISGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 3:03 pm
University Center, 1200 University Center Dr., Grayslake, IL
This year's conference speakers are Tony Burroughs, award winning internationally know genealogist,  and Dr. David Stumpf, Professor Emeritus at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. For more details, download the Conference Flyer, or visit http://lakecountyilgenealogy.org/workshops/
 
 


Thursday, October 24
Kane County Genealogical Society: Tips for DNA Testing  (ISGS Member Society Events)
Guest Speaker: Jane Haldeman.  For more details, visit  www.kcgsillinois.org/meeting-schedule/


ISGS 2019 Conference:
Friday, October 25 through Saturday, October 26
ISGS 2019 Conference: "Connecting the Dots ... Research • DNA • Ethnicity"  (ISGS Events)
Chicago Marriott, Naperville, IL
With 20+ sessions presented by nine expert and well-known genealogists including Michael D. Lacopc, DVM, and Paul Woodbury, M.Ed., we are confident there is something for everyone at this year's conference. Registration is now open! Visit the 2019 Fall Conference page on our website for complete details.
 
 



Saturday, November 2
Chicago Genealogical Society: The Chicago "L" - Chicago's Biggest Mover & Shaker  (ISGS Member Society Events)
1:30 pm
Newberry Library, Chicago IL
Guest Speaker: Greg Borzo. For complete details, visit www.chicagogenealogy.org


Tuesday, November 5
Elgin Genealogical Society: Lineage Societies  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 W. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL
This month's speaker, Kimberly Nagy, will answer questions on what lineage societies are, why you should join one, and how to join a society.  For more details, visit elginroots.com


Tuesday, November 12
Chicago Research: Planning is the Key to Success (Webinar)  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Details on this program and online registration link will be pubished as soon as they become available.

 

Presenter:  Jeanne Larzalere Bloom

Program:  

 

Online Registration:  



Wednesday, November 13
Fountaindale Public Library: Using Newspapers.com  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm
300 W. Briarcliff Rd., Bolingbrook, IL 60440
This is a free webinar. For complete details, visit https://fountaindalegenealogy.org


Thursday, November 14
McHenry County Genealogical Society: Optimizing Your Online Genealogy Research  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
McHenry County College, Building B, Room 166-167, Crystal Lake, IL
Guest Speaker:  Suz Bates.  For more details, visit mcigs.org


Saturday, November 16
British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois: "Find My Past" Update  (ISGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Community Church, 5714 Broadway St., Richmond, IL
Guest Speaker:  Maureen Brady
For program details, visit www.bigwill.org/meet.htm



Tuesday, December 10
Illinois Servitude and Emancipation Records (Webinar)  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Details on this program and online registration link will be pubished as soon as they become available.

 

Presenter:  Anita Boyd

Program:  

 

Online Registration: