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Sunday, February 25
Decatur Genealogical Society: Building Illinois Railroads  (ISGS Member Society Events)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
1255 W. South Side Drive, Decatur, IL
Featured Speaker:  Don Chamberlain.  For more information, call (217) 429-0135



Saturday, March 3
Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society: Learning Your Way Around Ancestry DNA  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Rd., Arlington Heights, IL
Guest Speaker: Karen Stanbary.  For more details, visit nwsgenealogy.org


Tuesday, March 6
Elgin Genealogical Society: Moving Forward by Looking Back  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 W. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL
Guest Speaker:  Kimberly Nagy.  For more details, visit elginroots.com


Thursday, March 8
Fox Valley Genealogical Society: Pinning Together Your Genealogical Past with Pinterest  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Naperville Municipal Center, Room B, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL
Guest Speaker:  Debra Dudek.  For more details, visit ilfvgs.org


Tuesday, March 13
Finding Clues for Your Immigrant Ancestors in Ethnic Newspapers & Publications  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Ethnic newspapers and publications can often provide biographical and genealogical clues about immigrant ancestors. Lisa Alzo, our speaker for this webinar, will show you where to find these rich resources, how to access them and what details they contain to help with your research.


Online Registration:   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5780153904231740931



Thursday, March 15
Elgin Genealogical Society: Planting Your Family Tree – Beginning Genealogy  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 W. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL
Guest Speakers: Judy Van Dusen & Cherly Winter.  For more details, visit elginroots.com



Tuesday, April 3
Elgin Genealogical Society: Adding Context – Social History for Genealogists  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 W. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL
Guest Speaker:  Ginger Frere.  For more details, visit elginroots.com


Thursday, April 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 Diane Renner Walsh covering Genealogy 101: The Basics.
 
For more details, visit stclair-ilgs.org


Saturday, April 7
Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society: Newspaper Research – Beyond the Birdcage  (ISGS Member Society Events)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Rd., Arlington Heights, IL
Guest Speaker: Debbie Mieszala.  For more details, visit nwsgenealogy.org


Tuesday, April 10
Friedrich Eiler in Illinois: Fragments Fuse to Identify One Individual  (ISGS Webinars)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Do you have an individual with no past and no future in your database? These are the individuals who appear from nowhere, interact with your ancestor and then disappear. These individuals leave few clues to their identity to work with. The ability to weigh the evidence and combine the correct fragments of multiple personalities to form a single individual is an important skill for any genealogist. Using a case study, Jill Morelli will show us how to the available clues to identify an elusive ancestor.

 

Friedrich Eiler/Euler (1824- 1895?) proved to be a formidable case study. Born in Germany and immigrating to Illinois, Friedrich married the widow Berg in 1861 of Stephenson County; shortly after that marriage he disappeared leaving few clues. We can trace Friedrich from Germany to Stephenson County, until his probable death in Cook County. Friedrich’s story may not be the heroic story we would like of our ancestors, but it offers insight into life of an immigrant to Illinois in the late 19th century and illustrates how to maximize the use of scant clues to identify your ancestor.


Online Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8235096187730802435



Thursday, April 12
Fox Valley Genealogical Society: Reading Between the Lines of the City Directory  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Naperville Municipal Center, Room B, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL
Guest Speaker:  Teresa Steinkamp McMillin.  For more details, visit ilfvgs.org


Thursday, April 19
Elgin Genealogical Society: Study Up on School Records for Success  (ISGS Member Society Events)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Gail Borden Public Library, 270 W. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL
Guest Speaker: Grace DuMelle.  For more details, visit elginroots.com


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



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


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


Tuesday, May 8
Honor Your Revolutionary Roots: Resources for Applying to a Revolutionary War Lineage Society  (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
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


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
Guest Speaker: Karen Stanbary.  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


Tuesday, June 12
Ohio and the Early Gathering of the LDS Church  (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, 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


Tuesday, July 10
Museums Have Records, Too! Locating Your Ancestors Behind Closed Doors.  (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




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 14
National Archives Resources at the Chicago Branch  (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, 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


Tuesday, September 11
Researching Pre-fire Chicago  (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, 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 Gives Perspective to the Family Historian  (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



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!



Tuesday, November 13
1918: The Prairie State "Over There"  (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 Link will be published as soon as it becomes available.




Tuesday, December 11
Some Followed the River, Some Took the Train: Finding Ancestors of the Great Migration  (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 Link will be published as soon as it becomes available.