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Sunday, April 22
Decatur Genealogical Society: Mail in the 1800s  (ISGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
1255 W. South Side Drive, Decatur, IL
Featured Speaker:  Brent A. Wielt.  For more information, call (217) 429-0135


Friday, April 27
Finding Our Ancestors: American Indian Genealogy in the 21st Century  (ISGS Member Society Events)
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Martin Hanson Theatre, Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 County Hwy G, Ashland, WI
Researching your genealogy entails using a variety of resources that shed light on the family histories that may not have been handed down through the generations. The paper trail of the American Indian is created by a variety of authors and located in many different places. This workshop will help you find out if you have American Indian ancestry and how to find more about that ancestry. For a schedule of events and to register, visit Wisconsin Historical Society


Saturday, April 28
44th Annual Quad Cities Genealogical Conference  (Illinois Events)
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Holiday Inn Conference Center, 226 17th St., Rock Island, IL
Featured speaker will be Thomas MacEntee. Topics include:
  • Facebook: A Tool for Genealogy Research
  • How Do I Know What I Don't Know?
  • Fast Tracking Your Genealogy Education
  • Successful Collateral and Cluster Researching
  • You Use WHAT for Genealogy? Wonderful Uses for Unusual Tools
For a Registration Form & Brochure, visit https://ricigs.org
 


Saturday, April 28
Swedish American Museum: Digging Up Funeral Records  (ISGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640
Featured Speaker:  Janet Nelson.  For more information, check their website:  Swedish American Museum.



Tuesday, May 1
Elgin Genealogical Society: Share Your Family Heirlooms (EGS Members)  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 W. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL
For more details, visit elginroots.com


Wednesday, May 2 through Saturday, May 5
National Genealogical Society (NGS): 40th Annual Family History Conference  (National Events)
DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Avenue, NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Discover Paths to Your Past. Join thousands of family historians and genealogists in Grand Rapids, Michigan for this event.
Online Registration closes on April 20, so don't delay! More information is on the NGS Website.


Thursday, May 3
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 Elizabeth Faulbaum Brown covering Genealogy 101: Census through the Decades.
 
For more details, visit stclair-ilgs.org


Saturday, May 5
Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society: Effective Techniques for Finding Passenger Manifests  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Rd., Arlington Heights, IL
Guest Speaker: Dan Niemiec.  For more details, visit nwsgenealogy.org


Saturday, May 5
Naperville Public Library: Intro to the Library's Genealogy Resources  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 10:30 am
Nichols Library, Community Room, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540
This program will introduce beginners to free genealogy resources available at the Naperville Public Library and on the library's website. A limited number of laptops will be available for participants to use or you can bring your own to follow along with the introduction to each resource.
For more details, visit naperville-lib.org


Tuesday, May 8
Honor Your Revolutionary Roots: Applying to a Revolutionary War Lineage Society (Webinar)  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

With the 1776-79 Illinois Campaign running straight through its borders and immigrants later arriving from other American colonies, many Illinois families have ties to Revolutionary War soldiers that they wish to honor by joining the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), and the other Revolutionary War lineage societies – but don’t know where to start. Bryna O'Sullivan, our presenter for this webinar, will introduce the attendee to the basic requirements of joining a Revolutionary War lineage society and the sources that can be used to meet them. It will touch upon common sources, such as the census and vital records, as well as less common sources such as pension files, loyalty oaths, and more. An attendee should finish ready to begin putting together their application.


Online Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7567631057019748611



Thursday, May 10
McHenry County Genealogical Society: Cook County's Social Worker for The Unclaimed Dead  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The Point Outreach Center, 5650 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Guest Speaker:  Rebecca Perrone.  For more details, visit mcigs.org


Thursday, May 10
Fox Valley Genealogical Society: Cemetery Research – Look High and Low, Above and Below!  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Naperville Municipal Center, Room B, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL
Guest Speaker:  Jeffrey Bockman.  For more details, visit ilfvgs.org


Saturday, May 12
Swedish American Museum: Swedish Union Guard during the Civil War  (ISGS Member Society Events)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640
Program: Bishop's Hill Company D – Swedish Union Guard Mobilized During the Civil War
Featured Speaker:  Todd DeDecker
For more information, check their website:  Swedish American Museum.


Saturday, May 12
North Suburban Genealogical Society: Jewish Genealogy  (ISGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Northbrook Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL
Topic:  Online Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland.
Guest Speaker:  Mike Karsen. 
 
For more details, visit nsgsil.org


Thursday, May 17
Elgin Genealogical Society: DNA – A Power Tool in the Genealogist's Tool Box  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 W. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL
For more details, visit elginroots.com


Saturday, May 26
Naperville Public Library: Researching Colonial Ancestors  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Nichols Library, Community Room, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540
Featured Speaker:  Jane Haldeman
For more details, visit naperville-lib.org



Tuesday, June 5
Elgin Genealogical Society: Online Family Trees  (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, June 7
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 Teri Bromley covering Genealogy 101: Church and Cemetery Resources.
 
For more details, visit stclair-ilgs.org


Saturday, June 9
North Suburban Genealogical Society: Discovering Your UK/Irish Roots Online  (ISGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL
Topic:  Discovering Your UK/Irish Roots Online
Guest Speaker:  Debra Dudek
 
For more details, visit nsgsil.org


Tuesday, June 12
Ohio and the Early Gathering of the LDS Church (Webinar)  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Ohio was the first gathering place of the LDS Church. Eventually, those who joined with the its membership eventually found themselves displaced into Missouri and Illinois before their trek to Utah. Note: This is not geared toward LDS members. The story of the LDS Church is a story of persecution. This lecture, presented by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, will focus on the members from both the United Kingdom and New England who were disowned from their families, and finished their lives in the western United States.


Online Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4880554381107385091



Thursday, June 14
McHenry County Genealogical Society: Google for Genealogy  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The Point Outreach Center, 5650 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Guest Speaker:  Tina Beaird.  For more details, visit mcigs.org


Thursday, June 14
Fox Valley Genealogical Society: Bicentennial Program – Illinois Memories  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Naperville Municipal Center, Room B, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL
Guest Speaker:  John Hallwas.  For more details, visit ilfvgs.org


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