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Tuesday, July 10
Museums Have Records, Too! Locating Your Ancestors Behind Closed Doors.  (Illinois)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
(ISGS Webinars)

Genealogists are always looking for places where records are located. More and more these records are being found in places that are not your typical archives, library or genealogical society. One of these places is a museum. Many museums have back rooms filled with genealogical and historical records just waiting for the genealogist to discover them! Melissa Barker is our presenter for this webinar.


Online Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8386075626899201539



Saturday, July 14
Uncovering the Secrets Buried in Facebook for Your Genealogy (ISGS Member Society Events)  (Illinois)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Nichols Library, Community Room, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540
Featured Speaker:  Laurie Filipiak
For more details, visit naperville-lib.org



Tuesday, August 14
National Archives Resources at the Chicago Branch (Webinar)  (Illinois)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
(ISGS Webinars)

“The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper.” The National Archives at Chicago holds Federal records from agencies in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin dating from the 1800’s. There are General Land Office, Farming and Agriculture, Naturalization, Military, Taxes, Postal Service, Court Cases and many more records that can be invaluable when researching your family history. Our speaker, Jane Haldeman, will discuss what’s available and how to access these rich resources. 

 

Some records that will be highlighted are: The Record books of the General Land Office, Federal criminal records including the Mann Act, also known as the White-Slave Traffic Act and Farm Ownership Case Files for Illinois.

 

Online Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7025326633433470723




Tuesday, September 11
Researching Pre-fire Chicago (Webinar)  (Illinois)
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
(ISGS Webinars)

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was a turning point in Chicago’s history. The rebuilding of the city enhanced Chicago’s (and thus Illinois’s) position on the world stage. For genealogists, the fire presents a challenge as many important records were lost – including vital records. But it didn’t all burn!  Maps, diaries, church records, directories, newspapers, and other records survived. Our speaker, Ginger Frere, will present some of these alternative sources and discuss where they can be found.

 

Online Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6977633117555548675




Tuesday, October 9
Chicago Rises from the Ashes: The Columbian Exposition Gives Perspective to the Family Historian  (Illinois)
8:00 pm
ISGS Webinar
  • Presenter:  Jean Wilcox Hibben
  • Description: The World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 put Chicago on the map. Rising from the ashes of the Chicago Fire of 1871, a swampland was turned into an educational and entertainment region for the White City. Inventions surfaced, methods of dealing with potential epidemics were developed, and people cam from around the world to learn about cultures they would otherwise never experience. Listeners will find out how this event in Illinois' history affected personal and educational lives. If your ancestor lived anywhere in the vicinity, chances are he or she attended this monumental event. Chicago is more than the site of a horrendous fire; it rose from the ashes to become a world-famous city. Visitors today can find remnants of the Columbian Exposition all over the region and into Wisconsin so listeners will also find out how to connect personally to this exciting part of Illinois history. "The hog butcher of the world" literally became the leader of the world for six months at the end of the 19th century.
  • Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3256193076836331011


Friday, October 26 through Saturday, October 27
Illinois State Genealogical Society 2018 Fall Conference  (Illinois)
President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – a Doubletree Hotel by Hilton

Featuring Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG®, CGLSM, FASG, FNGS, FUGA

With 20+ sessions presented by nine expert and well-known genealogists, we are confident there is something for everyone at this year's conference. Our hope is that after attending, you will come away with new tools and techniques to help you discover and Celebrate Your Ancestors.

Register online at www.ilgensoc.org or make checks payable to ISGS and mail with this form to ISGS, P.O. Box 10195, Springfield, IL, 62791-0195. Questions? Email: isgsconferences@ilgensoc.org 




Tuesday, November 13
1918: The Prairie State "Over There"  (Illinois)
8:00 pm
ISGS Webinar
  • Description: In addition to Illinois' bicentennial, 2018 also marks the centennial of the end of World War I. Illinois answered Uncle Sam's call and men and women from across the Prairie State served during World War I both in Europe and on the home front. This presentation will highlight some of the ways the Great War changed Illinois and how to research your ancestors who may have served at home and abroad. In particular, utilizing social history resources to help enrich the story of Illinois' war contributions will be discussed.
  • Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5825186603980794115



Tuesday, December 11
Some Followed the River, Some Took the Train: Finding Ancestors of the Great Migration  (Illinois)
8:00 pm
ISGS Webinar
  • Presenter:  Angela Walton-Raji 
  • Description:   Hundreds of thousands of families left the South in the 1900s headed North. Their destinations were Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee, and beyond. This workshop looks at communities in the urban North and will illustrate how much can be learned about the county of origin in the South by studying the communities where they arrived.
  • Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2762471676044596227