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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 or make checks payable to ISGS and mail with this form to ISGS, P.O. Box 10195, Springfield, IL, 62791-0195. Questions? Email: 

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.
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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.
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