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Saturday, June 30
Naperville Public Library: Genealogy Roundtable  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Nichols Library, Community Room, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540
 
For more details, visit naperville-lib.org



Tuesday, July 3
Elgin Genealogical Society: The Orphan Trains in America  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 W. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL
For more details, visit elginroots.com


Thursday, July 5
St. Clair County Genealogical Society: Genealogy 101  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
St. Luke Parish Center, N. Church & E. "C" Sts., Belleville, IL
From April through October.  A series of lectures designed to inform your research and point you to exciting developments in the field whether you are new to genealogy or a seasoned researcher. This month features presenter Bob Goode covering Genealogy 101: FamilySearch.org.
 
For more details, visit stclair-ilgs.org


Saturday, July 7
McHenry County Genealogical Society: 2018 Summer Conference  (ISGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 3:30 pm
McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Event Speakers:
  • Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist
  • Lisa Alzo, specializes in Eastern European Research
  • David Rencher, Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch
  • Curt B. Witcher, Sr. Manager for Special Collections at Allen County Library
For more details, visit mcigs.org


Tuesday, July 10
Museums Have Records, Too! Locating Your Ancestors Behind Closed Doors. (Webinar)  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Genealogists are always looking for places where records are located. More and more these records are being found in places that are not your typical archives, library or genealogical society. One of these places is a museum. Many museums have back rooms filled with genealogical and historical records just waiting for the genealogist to discover them! Melissa Barker is our presenter for this webinar.


Online Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8386075626899201539



Saturday, July 14
Naperville Public Library: Uncovering the Secrets Buried in Facebook for Your Genealogy  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Nichols Library, Community Room, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540
Featured Speaker:  Laurie Filipiak
For more details, visit naperville-lib.org


Saturday, July 14
North Suburban Genealogical Society: Preserving Your Family History  (ISGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Northbrook Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL
Topic:  Preserving Your Family History on Family Tree
Guest Speaker:  Maureen Brady
 
For more details, visit nsgsil.org


Thursday, July 19
Elgin Genealogical Society: Cluster Research  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 W. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL
Guest Speaker: Karen Pickelsimer.  For more details, visit elginroots.com



Thursday, August 2
St. Clair County Genealogical Society: Genealogy 101  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
St. Luke Parish Center, N. Church & E. "C" Sts., Belleville, IL
From April through October.  A series of lectures designed to inform your research and point you to exciting developments in the field whether you are new to genealogy or a seasoned researcher. This month features presenter Robert McDonald covering Genealogy 101: Ancestry.com.
 
For more details, visit stclair-ilgs.org


Tuesday, August 7
Elgin Genealogical Society: What's New in British Isles Research  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 W. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL
For more details, visit elginroots.com


Thursday, August 9
McHenry County Genealogical Society: Probate  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The Point Outreach Center, 5650 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Guest Speaker:  Ann Wells.  For more details, visit mcigs.org


Saturday, August 11
North Suburban Genealogical Society: Rediscover Your WWI Soldier's Experience  (ISGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL
Topic:  Rediscover Your WWI Soldier's Experience
Guest Speaker:  Tina Beaird
 
For more details, visit nsgsil.org


Tuesday, August 14
National Archives Resources at the Chicago Branch (Webinar)  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

“The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper.” The National Archives at Chicago holds Federal records from agencies in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin dating from the 1800’s. There are General Land Office, Farming and Agriculture, Naturalization, Military, Taxes, Postal Service, Court Cases and many more records that can be invaluable when researching your family history. Our speaker, Jane Haldeman, will discuss what’s available and how to access these rich resources. 

 

Some records that will be highlighted are: The Record books of the General Land Office, Federal criminal records including the Mann Act, also known as the White-Slave Traffic Act and Farm Ownership Case Files for Illinois.

 

Online Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7025326633433470723



Thursday, August 16
Elgin Genealogical Society: Local Histories Add Clues to Your Genealogy  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 W. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL
Guest Speaker: Kimberly Nagy.  For more details, visit elginroots.com


Saturday, August 25
Naperville Public Library: Using DNA in Your Genealogy Research  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Nichols Library, Community Room, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540
Featured Speaker:  Caron Brennan
For more details, visit naperville-lib.org



Tuesday, September 4
Elgin Genealogical Society: Write Your Family History  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 W. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL
Guest Speaker:  Steve Szabados. For more details, visit elginroots.com


Thursday, September 6
St. Clair County Genealogical Society: Genealogy 101  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
St. Luke Parish Center, N. Church & E. "C" Sts., Belleville, IL
From April through October.  A series of lectures designed to inform your research and point you to exciting developments in the field whether you are new to genealogy or a seasoned researcher. This month features presenter Diane Renner Walsh covering Genealogy 101: IRAD and ISA.
 
For more details, visit stclair-ilgs.org


Saturday, September 8
North Suburban Genealogical Society: Family Newsletter  (ISGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Northbrook Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL
Topic:  Creating and Sustaining Your Family Newsletter
Guest Speaker:  Janis Minor Forte
 
For more details, visit nsgsil.org


Tuesday, September 11
Researching Pre-fire Chicago (Webinar)  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was a turning point in Chicago’s history. The rebuilding of the city enhanced Chicago’s (and thus Illinois’s) position on the world stage. For genealogists, the fire presents a challenge as many important records were lost – including vital records. But it didn’t all burn!  Maps, diaries, church records, directories, newspapers, and other records survived. Our speaker, Ginger Frere, will present some of these alternative sources and discuss where they can be found.

 

Online Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6977633117555548675



Thursday, September 13
McHenry County Genealogical Society: What's New at FamilySearch  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The Point Outreach Center, 5650 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Guest Speaker:  Maureen Brady.  For more details, visit mcigs.org


Thursday, September 20
Elgin Genealogical Society: Finding Civil War Veterans  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 W. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL
Guest Speaker: Ken Gough.  For more details, visit elginroots.com


Thursday, September 20
Fox Valley Genealogical Society: Sanborn Maps  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Naperville Municipal Center, Room B, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL
Guest Speaker:  Laura Kovarik.  For more details, visit ilfvgs.org


Saturday, September 22
Naperville Public Library: Czechoslovakian Genealogy Guidance  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Nichols Library, Community Room, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540
Featured Speaker:  Roger Liska
For more details, visit naperville-lib.org


Saturday, September 29
Fox Valley Genealogical Society: 25th Annual Fall Conference  (ISGS Member Society Events)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E. Gartner Road, Naperville, IL
Venturing Through Miles & Bytes
Featuring:  Jill Morelli, Certified Genealogist
Join us as we celebrate our 25th Annual Fall Conference and the State of Illnois' Bicentennial
 
For more details, visit ilfvgs.org



Thursday, October 4
St. Clair County Genealogical Society: Ask the Experts  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
St. Luke Parish Center, N. Church & E. "C" Sts., Belleville, IL
Coinciding with Family History Month, six speciality tables staffed by knowledgeable genealogists will answer your questions 1-on-1. Topics include Germany, England, Lorraine (France), treasures in the Belleville Public Library, Monroe & Randolph resources, and St. Clair County cemeteries, church records, and courthouse research. For more details, visit stclair-ilgs.org


Tuesday, October 9
Chicago Rises from the Ashes: The Columbian Exposition (Webinar)  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 put Chicago on the map. Rising from the ashes of the Chicago Fire of 1871, a swampland was turned into an educational and entertainment region for the White City. Inventions surfaced, methods of dealing with potential epidemics were developed, and people came from around the world to learn about cultures they would otherwise never experience.

 

Listeners will find out how this event in Illinois’ history affected personal and educational lives. If your ancestor lived anywhere in the vicinity, the chances are he or she attended this monumental event. Chicago is more than the site of a horrendous fire; it rose from the ashes to become a world-famous city. Visitors today can find remnants of the Columbian Exposition all over the region and into Wisconsin so listeners will also find out how to connect personally to this exciting part of Illinois history. “The hog butcher of the world” literally became the leader of the world for six months at the end of the 19th Century.

 

Join us for this fascinating webinar presented by Jean Wilcox Hibben.

 

Online Registration:   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3256193076836331011



Thursday, October 11
McHenry County Genealogical Society: What's New on the Internet for Genealogists  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The Point Outreach Center, 5650 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Guest Speaker:  Caron Primas Brennan.  For more details, visit mcigs.org


Saturday, October 13
North Suburban Genealogical Society: Members Show & Tell  (ISGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Northbrook Historical Society, 1776 Walters Ave., Lower Level, Northbrook, IL
Topic:  Members Show & Tell
Learn from fellow North Suburban Genealogical Society memberes about research techniques, useful mobile apps, and other tools, and hear about examples of successful research experiences from our own members.
 
For more details, visit nsgsil.org


Saturday, October 20
Naperville Public Library: Genealogy Organization  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Nichols Library, Community Room, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540
Program:  Make the "Genealogy Organization Challenge" Work for You
Featured Speaker:  Marsha Peterson-Maass
For more details, visit naperville-lib.org


Friday, October 26 through Saturday, October 27
Celebrating Our Ancestors – ISGS 2018 Fall Conference  (ISGS Events)
President Abraham Lincoln Springfield Hotel, Springfield, IL
ISGS will be Celebrating Our Ancestors, our 50th Anniversary & the State's Bicentennial during this fabulous event featuring award winning genealogical researcher, writer, editor and educator Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG®, CGLSM, FASG, FNGS, FUGA. Event registration and hotel reservations will open March 30, 2018.
 
For more details and up to the minute conference information, visit the 2018 Fall Conference page on our website!



Saturday, November 10
Naperville Public Library: Advanced Polish Genealogy Research  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Nichols Library, Community Room, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540
Featured Speaker:  Jason Kruski
For more details, visit naperville-lib.org


Tuesday, November 13
1918: The Prairie State "Over There" (Webinar)  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

In addition to Illinois' bicentennial, 2018 also marks the centennial of the end of World War I. Illinois answered Uncle Sam's call and men and women from across the Prairie State served during World War I both in Europe and on the home front. Our presentator, Lisa Oberg, will highlight some of the ways the Great War changed Illinois and how to research your ancestors who may have served at home and abroad. In particular, utilizing social history resources to help enrich the story of Illinois' war contributions will be discussed.

 

Online Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5825186603980794115




Tuesday, December 11
Some Followed the River, Some Took the Train: Finding Ancestors of the Great Migration (Webinar)  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Hundreds of thousands of families left the south in the 1900s, headed north. Their destinations were Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee, and beyond. This workshop, presented by Angela Walton-Raji, looks at communities in the urban north and will illustrate how much can be learned about the county of origin in the south, bu studying the communities where they arrived.

 

Online Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2762471676044596227