ISGS Announces New “Shop and Support ISGS” Page

November 22, 2011 – Springfield, IL. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) announces a way for ISGS members, supporters and the general public to not only get the genealogy products and services they want, but at the same time to support the programs of ISGS.

The new Shop and Support ISGS page on the ISGS website at is a new affiliate marketing project meant to provide an income stream in support of the many projects related to Illinois genealogy and family history at ISGS. Participating retailers include, GenealogyBank, Legacy Family Tree Store, Shop Family Tree and more!

How Does the Shop and Support ISGS Page Work?
  1. Visit the Shop and Support Page at
  2. Click on a link and you’ll be taken to that retailers website.
  3. Shop for your products and make your purchase.
When using the links at the Shop and Support ISGS page, shoppers will not pay any fees or higher prices for their purchases Through its participation in various affiliate marketing programs, ISGS works with select retailers who reward ISGS with a percentage of sales for bringing its members and supporters to shop at the vendor’s website.

Help Spread the Word!

Anyone – not just ISGS members – can use the Shop and Support ISGS page and its links to help support ISGS. Please let your friends and family know especially as we approach the upcoming holiday shopping season!

About Illinois State Genealogical Society

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) was formed in 1968 through the cooperative effort and forward thinking of Illinois genealogical society representatives, who envisioned a statewide genealogical organization. ISGS is a not-for-profit, nonsectarian, educational organization. ISGS was established for the following purposes:
  • To stimulate an interest in the people who contributed to the establishment and development of the State of Illinois.
  • To seek, preserve, and make available data pertaining to individuals, families, and groups who lived in Illinois and to events which took place therein.
  • To inform people of the value of, and need for, preserving family and local history for posterity.
  • To encourage the formation of local genealogical societies and to coordinate and disseminate information.
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