ISGS News - Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Upcoming ISGS Webinar - May 2017
Title: Cause of Death: Using Coroner's Records for Genealogy
Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 8:00 pm Central
Description: Coroners got involved in all types of unexplained deaths from drug overdoses to drownings, mishaps to murders, making their records an excellent resource to research for details about an ancestor's untimely death. This presentation will cover where to find coroner's records and how to mine them for genealogy research clues.
Presenter: Lisa A. Alzo
Registration Procedure: There are only 500 available "seats" for each webinar and we have limited the number of registrations for each webinar to 650. Past experience has shown that approximately 30% of those who register don't attend a webinar. Recommendation: login to the webinar EARLY - access begins at 7:30 pm Central. Once the "room" fills up with 500 attendees, others attempting to join will receive a "room full" message.
Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members: For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on May 9th, a recording of the webinar, along with the handout, will be made available in the Members Section of the ISGS website at http://ilgensoc.org/members.php. If you're not already a member of ISGS, visit Join ISGS! at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=8 for more information.
Spread the Word: Forward this email onto your friends and colleagues, post the information to social media sites and/or your blog/website, or print out a few copies of our webinar flyer to hand out at your local society meetings. The flyer can be accessed at http://bit.ly/isgs2017webinarbrochure.
Make a Contribution: Support the ISGS Webinar program by making a financial contribution, which will help ISGS expand its educational offerings in a virtual manner. To learn why we need your help, or to make a contribution, please visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=345. Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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