Saturday, October 18, 2014

Speaker Spotlight: J. Mark Lowe

ISGS 2014 Fall Conference “Land of Opportunity” More information

October 24 & 25, 2014, at the Regency Conference Center, O’Fallon, Illinois

lowe_2008dJ. Mark Lowe: CG, FUGA

Full-time professional researcher & educator, formerly APG President. You will find him researching for clients including Who Do You Think You Are?, African American Lives or Biography’s uneXplained.

 

J. Mark Lowe’s  ISGS Fall Conference Lectures:

  • · Early River Towns
  • · Cheap Land on the Prairie (Or That's What the Railroad Man Said…)
  • · My Taxes Were Due When? (Using Delinquent Tax Lists and Release Books)

Conference Brochure

  • Click here to download the Conference Brochure (PDF). Program:
  • Click here for full program details.                     
  • Dates: Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th, 2014
  • Location: Hilton Garden Inn St. Louis Shiloh/O’Fallon
    360 Regency Park Drive, O'Fallon, IL, 62269 - (888) 853-6895 http://www.stlouisofallonil.hgi.com

Hope to see you in O’Fallon!

Information at www.ilgensoc.org
Questions? Email: mailto:ISGSconferences@ilgensoc.org

Speaker Spotlight: Tony Burroughs

ISGS 2014 Fall Conference “Land of Opportunity” More information

October 24 & 25, 2014, at the Regency Conference Center, O’Fallon, Illinois

burroughsTony Burroughs, FUGA, Author

A 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 Vice-President of the Illinois State Genealogical Society.

 

Tony Burroughs’  ISGS Fall Conference Lectures:

  • Farmers, Tenant Farmers, and Share Croppers
  • Black Migrations
  • Researching Pullman Porters: Railroad Records for African Americans

Conference Brochure

Click here to download the Conference Brochure (PDF). Program: Click here for full program details.                       Dates: Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Location: Hilton Garden Inn St. Louis Shiloh/O’Fallon
360 Regency Park Drive, O'Fallon, IL, 62269 - (888) 853-6895 http://www.stlouisofallonil.hgi.com

Hope to see you in O’Fallon!

Information at www.ilgensoc.org
Questions? Email: ISGSconferences@ilgensoc.org

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October 2014 Webinar – Hunting for Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals

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Join us on October 14, for Hunting for Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals with Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, where you will learn about the importance of studying an ancestor's associates can help solve a genealogical mystery.

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Henry Steren was a German immigrant who lived in Quincy, Illinois. The United States records that were created about him indicate only that he was from the Province of Hanover in Germany. This lecture will detail how his town of origin and parents were identified, in spite of the lack of records naming him. Carefully researching each of his associates and correlating all available evidence reveals the origins of Henry. Use of the Genealogical Proof Standard is demonstrated.

Presenter: Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG

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Teresa Steinkamp McMillin is a certified genealogist who specializes in German-American and Midwest research. She has been interested in genealogy since she was a child, and actively researching her German ancestry for the past thirteen years, as well as her husband's Chicago Irish ancestors.

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4324661061042799105
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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Monday, September 29, 2014

Online Early-Bird Registration Discount Extended

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Online Early-Bird Registration Discount Extended

Online Early-bird registration the ISGS Fall Conference has been extended until October 6th!

Early-bird Mail-in Registration Discount price for the ISGS Fall Conference ENDS October 1st!

Hilton Garden Inn ISGS room block CLOSES October 6th!

You won’t want to miss out on these discounts.

Join J. Mark Lowe, Tony Burroughs, Patricia Stamm, LaDonna Gardner at the Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon, IL.

Visit the ISGS website at www.ilgensoc.org for more details about sessions, speakers, meals and more.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sep/Oct Newsletter Now Available!

The Sep/Oct 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 January/February 2008.
Contents
  • Register Now for the 2014 ISGS Fall Conference “Land of Opportunity” in O’Fallon
  • Save the War of 1812 Pensions -  Match Challenge
and more………
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

RESCHEDULED September 2014 Webinar – Treasures and Hidden Secrets of the Illinois Regional Archives (IRAD)

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RESCHEDULED! Please update your calendars . . . this webinar has been rescheduled due to illness. The webinar will now take place at 8:00 pm Central on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. If you are already registered, you will receive an update via email - you do not need to register again!

Join us on September 23, for Treasures and Hidden Secrets of the Illinois Regional Archives (IRAD) with Luana Darby, where you will learn about the Illinois State Archives regional depositories and how you can gain access to a variety of common and unique records.

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 8:00 pm Central


Description: If you research in Illinois, you don’t want to miss the resources held in the seven regional archive repositories of IRAD. From vital records to city directories, probate to local histories, each site has its own unique set of records. Learn tips and tricks for getting the most out of your visit, whether long-distance or on site. Come see some of the gems already gleaned from the vast resources of this amazing Illinois asset.


Presenter: Luana Darby, MLIS


Luana Darby 100Luana Darby, MLIS, is a Salt Lake City based genealogist who specializes in the U.S. Midwest, Palatine German, and American patriot research. Her love for genealogy came from listening to stories at her grandmother's knee while a young girl. She has been working with clients for over 20 years and is a frequent speaker at conferences, workshops, and institutes. She is past president of the Utah Genealogical Association.

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1778023905401548033


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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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September 2014 Webinar – Treasures and Hidden Secrets of the Illinois Regional Archives (IRAD)

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Join us on September 9, for Treasures and Hidden Secrets of the Illinois Regional Archives (IRAD) with Luana Darby, where you will learn about the Illinois State Archives regional depositories and how you can gain access to a variety of common and unique records.

Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 8:00 pm Central

Description: If you research in Illinois, you don’t want to miss the resources held in the seven regional archive repositories of IRAD. From vital records to city directories, probate to local histories, each site has its own unique set of records. Learn tips and tricks for getting the most out of your visit, whether long-distance or on site. Come see some of the gems already gleaned from the vast resources of this amazing Illinois asset.

Presenter: Luana Darby, MLIS

Luana Darby 100Luana Darby, MLIS, is a Salt Lake City based genealogist who specializes in the U.S. Midwest, Palatine German, and American patriot research. Her love for genealogy came from listening to stories at her grandmother's knee while a young girl. She has been working with clients for over 20 years and is a frequent speaker at conferences, workshops, and institutes. She is past president of the Utah Genealogical Association.

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1778023905401548033
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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