ISGS Welcomes Family History Expos to Springfield

For Immediate Release
July 10, 2012

The Illinois State Genealogical Society is proud to be part of the Illinois Family History Expo 2012

July 10, 2012 – Springfield, IL. The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) welcomes Family History Expos as it brings the Illinois Family History Expo 2012 to Springfield, Illinois on Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4, 2012.

Held at the at the Crowne Plaza Springfield, 3000 South Dirksen Parkway, in Springfield, Illinois, the two-day Illinois Family History Expo will feature the nation’s top genealogists and researchers. The keynote address is free to the public, as is an exhibit hall filled with professionals demonstrating the techniques, tools and technology to trace family roots.

“We are facing a whole new frontier and it is thrilling to be an explorer in this new age. Every day new technology evolves to help make the job of discovering our roots faster, easier, and more accurate,” according to Family History Expos founder, Holly Hansen.

Professional presenters will offer courses throughout both days to paid registrants. Course materials are available for study as soon as registration is complete. The materials are designed to help absorb materials during the class, and to serve as reference documents after.

Look for ISGS in the Expo Exhibit Hall

ISGS will be one of many exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall providing information about ISGS and its mission and projects. All attendees are encouraged to visit the ISGS booth to learn how ISGS can help them in honoring Illinois ancestry.

Early Bird Registration Ends July 17, 2012

Register before July 17, 2012 at and save $20 off the pre-registration fee and $50 off the walk-in registration. The early bird registration price is $49 for two entire days of genealogy education and fun. Registration after July 17, 2012 will be $69 and walk-ins can register at the door at the expo for $99.

To learn more about the Illinois Family History Expo 2012 visit the Family History Expos 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 state-wide genealogical organization. ISGS is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, 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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About Family History Expos

Family History Expos teaches people to trace their roots with modern technology and proven techniques. We bring people together in the name of one of the world’s greatest assets-families. Family history research heals. It aids our patrons in defining and refining their own lives. Through our past, we all become one family. Family History Expos links the past and future through quality, affordable, accessible education. Family History Expos holds annual events throughout the United States and we are adding new cities this year.

To learn more about Family History Expos, visit

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Contact: Illinois State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 10195
Springfield, IL 62791-0195
+1 (217) 789-1968