Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January 2015 Webinar – Using Google Earth for Genealogy

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Want to know how to travel virtually to where your ancestors lived? Then join us on January 13, when Lisa Louise Cooke will share her secrets in her presentation Using Google Earth for Genealogy.

Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2014, 8:00 pm Central

Description: In this extremely popular class Google Earth Guru Lisa Louise Cooke will teach you how to unlock mysteries in your research: from unidentified photographs, to how an ancestral location looked a hundred years ago or more, to plotting homesteads precisely using land patent legal descriptions. You'll learn how to interpret the genealogical records you already have in new and exciting ways, and be amazed to discover that Google Earth is one of the best free genealogical tools available!

Presenter: Lisa Louise Cooke

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Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a multi-media production company, and host of The Genealogy Gems Podcast at www.genealogygems.com. Her podcasts bring genealogy news, research strategies, expert interviews and inspiration to genealogists around the world, and has been downloaded over 1.5 million times. Lisa is the author of four books including “Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse,” and “The Genealogist's Google Toolbox,” a regular contributor to Family Tree Magazine, producer of the video series “Google Earth for Genealogy” and over 60 videos at the Genealogy Gems YouTube Channel, and a popular international speaker.

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2933074072977427457
Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members: For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on January 13, 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, December 16, 2014

Upcoming ISGS Webinars

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Join us on Tuesday, January 13, at 8:00 PM Central, when Lisa Louise Cooke will teach us how to unlock mysteries in our genealogy research Using Google Earth for Genealogy. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2933074072977427457.

Last week's webinar, HeritageQuest Online - The Ins and Outs, presented by C. Ann Staley, CG, CGL, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).

Upcoming Webinars

January 13 – Using Google Earth for Genealogy
Presenter: Lisa Louise Cooke
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2933074072977427457

February 3 – Basic Scandinavian Research*
Presenter: Diana Smith
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6829079176792483329
* This webinar is held one week earlier than our regular schedule to accommodate those attending the FGS 2015 and RootsTech conferences

March 10 – Finding Your Femme Fatales: Exploring the Dark Side of Female Ancestors
Presenter: Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/792741648604580353

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

And don't forget to 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 .

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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Friday, November 21, 2014

Save the Date – 2015 Fall Conference!

Plans are underway for the ISGS 2015 Conference.

October 23rd & 24th 2015

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Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn

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

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(2015 ISGS Conferences) $119.00 per night

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Upcoming ISGS Webinars

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Join us on Tuesday, December 9, at 8:00 PM Central, where C. Ann Staley, CG, CGL, will show us how to properly navigate HeritageQuest Online - The Ins and Outs. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7159116276516038146.

Last week's webinar, Evaluating What You Have Found: The Third Stage of Research, presented by Barbara Renick, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).

Upcoming Webinars

January 13 – Using Google Earth for Genealogy
Presenter: Lisa Louise Cooke
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2933074072977427457
For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=234.

And don't forget to 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/isgs2014webinars.

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 2014 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nov/Dec Newsletter Now Available

The Nov/Dec 2014 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 2008.
Contents
  • Discovery of 1840 Menard County Census
  • Cook County Cemetery at Dunnings Database Available Now
  • ISGS 2014 Fall Conference News
and more………
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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Carl Sandburg Institute of Genealogy to be Held in Galesburg, IL Next May

We received the following press release announcing a new genealogy institute starting next year.  Carl Sandburg Institute of Genealogy (a.k.a. CSI-Genealogy) will be held from May 28 to June 1, 2015 on the Carl Sandburg Campus in Galesburg, Illinois.

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Carl Sandburg College is excited to announce that registration for CSI-Genealogy 2015 has started and will be held on the college’s campus in Galesburg, Illinois from 28 May through 1 June 2015.

Attendees can choose one of four lecture tracks to attend over the 4.5 days of the Institute. The following tracks will be offered: 

  • Advanced Methodology and Analysis with Michael John Neill 
  • Germanic Research Sources and Methods with Teresa Steinkamp McMillin 
  • Refining Internet and Digital Skills for Genealogy with Cyndi Ingle 
  • The Advancing Genealogist: Research Standards, Tools, & Records with Debbie Mieszala

Classes will be held in modern comfortable classrooms and attendees will have complimentary access to wifi to enhance their educational experience. Registrants can add an optional meal package to their registration. The college is completely handicapped accessible and all activities will be held under one roof.

Galesburg is easily accessible via interstate 74 and is within an hour of two international airports.

Registration is limited. More details and registration information can be found on the CSI-Genealogy website.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November 2014 Webinar – Evaluating What You Have Found: The Third Stage of Research

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Join us on November 11, for Evaluating What You Have Found: The Third Stage of Research with Barbara Renick, where you will learn about the importance of studying an ancestor's associates can help solve a genealogical mystery.

Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Just because it is in print (in a courthouse record, a county history, a family history book, or published online) doesn't make it so. All too often we find tantalizing bits and pieces of our family trees in various sources. It takes knowledge and experience to carefully evaluate what you have found and to determine when further research and documentation is necessary. This lecture covers the evaluation of both compiled and original sources.

Presenter: Barbara Renick

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Barbara Renick teaches at many national and state genealogy conferences and at least monthly at the regional Family History Center in Orange California; was a contributing editor for the National Genealogical Society computer magazine for eleven years; authored Genealogy 101: How to Trace Your Family’s History and Heritage sponsored by NGS for their 100th Anniversary; and has serve on both the NGS Board of Directors and the Association of Professional Genealogists Board of Directors. The ‘Z’ Links page at her ZRoots.com Web site is popular among genealogists who use it as their browser home page.

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4615403822237603330
Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members: For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar, 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/isgs2014webinars.

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 2014 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).

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