Illinois State Genealogical Society Announces Webinar Series

For Immediate Release
December 29, 2011


Expands Educational Offerings for ISGS Members and Genealogy Community

December 29, 2011 – Springfield, IL. With the recent increasing focus on education in the genealogy community, the Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) announces a new webinar series starting in 2012. ISGS webinars will cover both Illinois and Midwest genealogy topics as well as general topics including research strategies, technology and more.

10 Ways To Jump Start Your Genealogy In 2012

The first offering in the ISGS webinar series is entitled 10 Ways To Jump Start Your Genealogy In 2012 presented by nationally-known genealogist, educator and author Thomas MacEntee on Tuesday evening, January 10, 2012 at 8:00 pm Central time.

Whether stuck in a rut with genealogy research for the past year or just wanting to expand the ways in which family history can be pursued, the genealogy community is encouraged to join ISGS for this fun and informative FREE webinar. Those attending will learn how to energize their genealogy research and will be ready to hit the ground running in 2012.

This webinar is FREE to the public and those wanting to attend are encouraged to register at since space is limited.

More ISGS Educational Offerings

ISGS will be offering webinars to its members and the genealogy community on a regular basis, the 2nd Tuesday evening of each month. Future topics will focus on Illinois and Midwest genealogy research strategies and resources as well as more general subjects such as vital records, technology and more.

In addition, ISGS members will have on-demand access to webinar recordings as well as access to syllabus materials via the Members Section of the ISGS website. To learn more, visit the ISGS website at

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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