Monday, July 6, 2015

July/August 2015 - ISGS Newsletter Available

The July/August 2015 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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Monday, June 29, 2015

Upcoming ISGS Webinars – July 2015

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Join us on Tuesday, July 14, at 8:00 PM Central, when George G. Morgan will present Dissect Obituaries for New Clues. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/723818762217470209.

Our June webinar, Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves, presented by Ron Arons, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).

Upcoming Webinars

July 14 – Dissect Obituaries for New Clues
Presenter: George G. Morgan
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/723818762217470209

August 11 – School Daze – Finding and Using School Records to Trace Our Ancestors
Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6372036382381853697

August 11 – Using Tax Records for Genealogical Problem Solving
Presenter: Michael Lacopo
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5664379703628947969

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

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/isgs2015webinarbrochure.

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 2015 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

2015 ISGS Fall Conference–Oct 23 & 24, 2015

Illinois State Genealogical Society 2015 Fall Conference

October 23rd & 24th, 2015

Oak Lawn, Illinois

Co-host: Afro-American Genealogical & Historical Society of Chicago

Two days filled with genealogy education, nationally-known speakers, and the opportunity to network with other genealogists and family historians, and meals. Featured speakers include:

 

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG℠, FMGS, FUGA: Professional genealogist specializing in genealogical and historical research, lecturing, consulting, and writing. Her lectures, research, and consultations for individuals, societies, law firms, and Indian tribes seeking records and advice has taken her to many states, courthouses, archives, historical societies, and libraries. Her Illinois research covers many counties.

Geoffrey Baer: Multiple Emmy award-winning Public Television writer, producer and program host Geoffrey Baer is known for his masterful storytelling, conversational style, and contagious enthusiasm.

Tony Burroughs, FUGA: Founder and CEO of the Center for Black Genealogy. He is author of Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree and is a Director of the Illinois State Genealogical Society.

Thomas MacEntee: What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get, Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media marketer, network builder and more.

Ruth Ann Abels Hager, CGSM, CGLSM: Researcher, author, and speaker at local, state, and national levels. Her academic background includes a bachelor’s degree in history and a master of arts in teaching degree. She retired in 2014 after 16 years as Reference Specialist in the History and Genealogy Department of St. Louis County Library. For a number of years, she also taught at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) in Birmingham, Ala.

Carol Chandler: Carol is a retired registered nurse and active volunteer from Dixon, IL, will share her knowledge of Orphan Trains. Her research covers northwestern Illinois and adjoining counties of Wisconsin and Iowa.

Grace Dumelle: Professional researcher since 1995 and a staffer since 2001 at the Newberry Library.  Guiding beginners to family discoveries is something she greatly enjoys. 

George Findlen: A retired academic administrator and faculty member.  His genealogical articles have appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and journals in New England, Louisiana, New Brunswick, and Quebec.

Janis Minor Forté: Researcher, writer and presenter who lectures at state, local and national conferences on methodology, case studies and problem solving.

Jane G. Haldeman: Professional genealogist and presenter lecturing at local, state and national levels. She is the immediate Past President Illinois State Genealogical Society.

John C. Heider: Professional gravestone conservator. He has served as a consultant to the State of Illinois Cemetery Preservation Program. 

Conference Brochure

Click here to download the Conference Brochure (PDF).

Program: Click here for full program details.

Dates: Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Location

Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn
9333 S. Cicero Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 425-7800

Conference Rate: $119.00 per night if reserved by 02 October 2015. Breakfast is NOT included at this rate. Mention "2015 ISGS Conferences" when making your room reservation.

Registration - Online and By Mail

  • Click here to register and pay online.
  • Click here to download printable registration form and mail in with your check
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Not a member of ISGS? Click here to join now!

Individual membership is $35 a year
Joint membership $40 a year

Meals

Friday Banquet Dinner Choices:

  • Grilled Lemon Herb Breast of Chicken
  • Sliced Sirloin of Beef
  • Vegetarian Option: Vegetable Phyllo Purse

Saturday Luncheon Sandwich Choices: (included with price of Saturday only or Friday & Saturday sessions)

  • Roast Beef & Provolone
  • Smoked Ham and Cheddar
  • Vegetarian Option: Grilled Portobello

Note: Meals cannot be guaranteed with late registration. No refunds made after October 5, 2015. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Nominations Sought for ISGS Board Positions

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The Illinois State Genealogical Society is putting together the slate of officers for the coming year.  If you or your society would like to make a recommendation for the office of president, vice-president, 2nd vice-president, recording secretary, treasurer or for one of three positions as a director, please email your suggestions to dhinkle42@gmail.com .Hoping to hear from you soon as the deadline for submissions is July 1, 2015.

Thank you,Darlene Hinkle, convener

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

June 2015 Webinar – Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves

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Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Genealogy is more than just finding ancestors and other relatives to create a giant family tree. In this talk you will learn the basics of 'Family Systems Theory', the same technique used by psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and social workers to help their clients understand themselves better. By understanding our ancestors through 'Family Systems Theory', you'll be able to understand family dynamics through multiple generations and your relative's impact on the family 'system' and how the system affected you. Join us as Ron Arons presents Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves.

Presenter: Ron Arons

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Ron Arons has given 250+ presentations internationally, which has earned him a reputation as a humorous, informative, and inspiring speaker. He has authored three books: The Jews of Sing Sing, WANTED! U.S. Criminal Records, and, most recently, Mind Maps for Genealogy. In 2006 he appeared on the PBS television series The Jewish Americans as an expert on NY Jewish criminality. In 2005 he won a Hackman Research Grant from the NY State Archives to continue his research regarding historical Jewish criminals in New York. Ron earned a B.S. in Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4967076026363157761

Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members: For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on June 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/isgs2015webinarbrochure.

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 2015 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Upcoming ISGS Webinars – June 2015

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Join us on Tuesday, June 9, at 8:00 PM Central, when Ron Arons will present Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4967076026363157761.

Last week's webinar, Need Direction? Try City Directories!, presented by Jean Wilcox Hibben, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).

Upcoming Webinars

June 9 – Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves
Presenter: Ron Arons
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4967076026363157761

July 14 – Dissect Obituaries for New Clues
Presenter: George G. Morgan
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/723818762217470209

August 11 – School Daze – Finding and Using School Records to Trace Our Ancestors
Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6372036382381853697

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

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/isgs2015webinarbrochure.

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 2015 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Upcoming ISGS Webinars – May 2015

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Join us on Tuesday, May 12, at 8:00 PM Central, when Jean Wilcox Hibben will present Need Direction? Try City Directories!. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6094939660972982529.

Last month's webinar, Using Evernote as Your Primary Tool for Capturing Notes and Ideas, presented by Drew Smith, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).

Upcoming Webinars

May 12 – Need Direction? Try City Directories!
Presenter: Jean Wilcox Hibben
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6094939660972982529

June 9 – Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves
Presenter: Ron Arons
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4967076026363157761

July 14 – Dissect Obituaries for New Clues
Presenter: George G. Morgan
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/723818762217470209

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

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/isgs2015webinarbrochure.

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 2015 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).

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