Tuesday, June 28, 2016

ISGS Office Closed Monday, July 4, 2016


ISGS Office Closed Monday, July 4, 2016


The ISGS Office will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Regular hours will resume on Thursday, July 7, 2016.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Upcoming ISGS Webinars – July 2016

Upcoming ISGS Webinars – July 2016


Join us on Tuesday, July 12, at 8:00 PM Central, when Jean Hibben, CG will present Special Delivery: Using US Postmaster Documents in Family History Research. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2607347059774722305

Last week's webinar, Using Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls, presented by Amie Bowser Tennant, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).

Upcoming Webinars

July 12 - Special Delivery: Using US Postmaster Documents in Family History Research
Presenter: Jean Hibben, CG
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2607347059774722305

August 9 - Misbegotten Children; Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate
Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1406973931847993857

September 13 - Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Using Occupational Records
Presenter: Amy Johnson Crow, CG
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5222129746649412097

For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=234.

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.

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/isgs2016webinarbrochure.

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
isgseducation@ilgensoc.org.

The 2016  ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

ISGS 2017 Webinars - Call for Proposals

ISGS 2017 Webinars - Call for Proposals

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) is seeking qualified genealogy presenters to participate in its ISGS 2017 Webinar Series. ISGS webinars are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 9:00 pm Eastern / 8:00 pm Central. Scheduled dates are:
  • January 10, 2017
  • February 14, 2017
  • March 14, 2017
  • April 11, 2017
  • May 9, 2017
  • June 13, 2017
  • July 11, 2017
  • August 15, 2017
  • September 12, 2017
  • October 10, 2017
  • November 14, 2017
  • December 12, 2017
Preferred Webinar Topics
  • Genealogy methodology including research and evidence evaluation.
  • Record sets: “how to” and usage practices.
  • Midwest United States genealogy, research and record sets.
  • Ethnic genealogy including African-American, Scandinavian, Irish, German, Polish.
Click here to view a list of previous ISGS webinar topics dating back to January 2012.

Qualifications and Requirements
  • Potential presenters must have previous genealogy speaking experience at a local, regional or national level.
  • Potential presenters must have previous webinar presenting experience, preferably using the Go To Webinar platform.
  • Select presenters will be required to sign a speaking contract with ISGS.
  • Selected presenters will be required to submit a short bio and a headshot photo.
  • Selected presenters will be required to submit a handout for each webinar, maximum four (4) pages.
Compensation

Selected ISGS webinar presenters will receive one hundred dollars ($100) per webinar as remuneration for speaking services after completion of a webinar.

Deadline

The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2016. Please click HERE to access the submission form. Limit two (2) submissions per presenter. Please contact isgseducation@ilgensoc.org with any questions.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

June 2016 Webinar - Using Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls

June 2016 Webinar - Using Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls


Title:  Using Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls

Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Social media isn't just for teenagers anymore! Learn to use the power of Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter to overcome genealogy brick walls in your family tree and share your family story. Knowledgeable people around the world are just waiting to help you with your biggest problems and maybe you can help someone else along the way.

Presenter: Amie Bowser Tennant

Amie Bowser Tennant has been passionate about genealogy and family history for the last 16 years. She was awarded the NGS Home Study Scholarship in 2011 and is currently "on the clock" for national certification. She has served on many local community boards and organizations. This past year, Amie accepted the position of Head Content Specialist at RootsBid.com. Today, she works as a research genealogist, national speaker, and international writer. Follow her adventures in genealogy at http://www.rootsbid.com/blog or her personal blog at http://www.mykithnkin.blogspot.com.

Registerhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7540625935675352321

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 June 14th, 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/isgs2016webinarbrochure.

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 isgseducation@ilgensoc.org.

The 2016 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).




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Monday, May 23, 2016

ISGS Office Closed Monday, May 30, 2016

ISGS Office Closed Monday, May 30, 2016

The ISGS Office will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Regular hours will resume on Thursday, June 2, 2016.

© 2016, copyright Illinois State Genealogical Society

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Upcoming ISGS Webinars – June 2016

Using Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls

Join us on Tuesday, June 14, at 8:00 PM Central, when Amie Tenant will present Using Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7540625935675352321

Last week's webinar, Polish Immigration to America - When, Where, Why and Hows, presented by Stephen Szabados, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).

Upcoming Webinars

June 14 - Using Social Media to Break Through Brick Walls
Presenter: Amie Tenant
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7540625935675352321

July 12 - Special Delivery: Using US Postmaster Documents in Family History Research
Presenter: Jean Hibben, CG
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2607347059774722305

August 9 - Misbegotten Children; Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate
Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1406973931847993857

For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=234.

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.

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/isgs2016webinarbrochure.

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
isgseducation@ilgensoc.org.

The 2016  ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).


Sunday, May 8, 2016

ISGS May/June 2016 Newsletter Now Available!

The May/June 2016 issue of the ISGS Newsletter is now available to both ISGS members and non-members.


Visit the ISGS website at http://www.ilgensoc.org and click ISGS Newsletter to download the current issue (in PDF) and to view past issues going back to January/February 2008.

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