Sunday, December 03, 2017

Illinois State Genealogical Society Announces 2018 FREE Webinar Lineup

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) is happy to announce the continuation of its popular FREE monthly webinar program in 2018. The 2018 ISGS Webinar Series would not be possible without the generous contributions received throughout 2017 and the generous sponsorship provided by FamilySearch.

Registration for the 2018 webinars is now open! You’ll find a fantastic lineup of presentations and speakers and we hope you will join us for a wonderful educational experience.
The ISGS webinars, which are live lectures/presentations that you can attend via a computer with an internet connection, are held as a live broadcast on  the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 PM Central. The live broadcast of each webinar is FREE to the public. ISGS members who are unable to attend the live broadcast are able to access recordings of all past webinars through the Members Section of the ISGS website, to watch at their convenience.

ISGS 2018 Webinar ScheduleSo what does 2018 have in store? Here is our amazing lineup!
January 9 – Finding Scottish Ancestors OnlinePresenter: Nancy Loe
Registration 13 – Illinois Digital ResourcesPresenter: Tina Beaird
Registration 14 – Finding Clues for Your Immigrant Ancestors in Ethnic Newspapers and Publications
Presenter: Lisa Alzo
April 10 – Friedrich Eiler in Illinois: Fragments Fuse to Identify One IndividualPresenter: Jill Morelli
Registration 8 – Want to Honor Your Revolutionary Roots?: Resources for Applying to a Revolutionary War Lineage SocietyPresenter: Bryna O’Sullivan
Registration 12 – Ohio and the Early Gathering of the LDS ChurchPresenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen AG
Registration 10 – Museums Have Records, Too! Locating Your Ancestor Behind Closed DoorsPresenter: Melissa Barker
Registration 14 – National Archives Resources at the Chicago BranchPresenter: Jane Haldeman
September 11 –Researching Pre-fire ChicagoPresenter: Ginger Frere
October 9 – Chicago Rises from the Ashes: The Columbian Exposition Gives Perspective to the Family HistorianPresenter: Jean Wilcox Hibben
Registration 13 – 1918: The Prairie State “Over There”Presenter: Lisa Oberg
Registration: Stay tuned!**
** GoToWebinar only allows scheduling less than one year in advance. Check back after December 1, 2017, for the registration link.December 11 –Some Followed the River, Some Took the Train: Finding Ancestors of the Great MigrationPresenter: Angela Walton-Raji
Registration: Stay tuned!**
** GoToWebinar only allows scheduling less than one year in advance. Check back after December 1, 2017 for the registration link.Additional Webinar Information·       All webinars take place at 8:00 PM Central time.
·       For additional information on our webinar series, visit our ISGS Webinars page at
·       You may also want to review our Webinar FAQs at
·       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 for the 2018 series can be accessed at, a big thank-you to all of the webinar donation fund contributors and to FamilySearch for sponsoring the entire 2018 webinar series! We couldn't do it without you!!
The 2018 ISGS Webinar Series is sponsored by FamilySearch (

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