ISGS 2018 webinars

Illinois State Genealogical Society Announces 2018 FREE Webinar Lineup

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) is happy to announce the continuation of its popular FREE monthly webinar program in 2018. The 2018 ISGS Webinar Series would not be possible without the generous contributions received throughout 2017 and the generous sponsorship
provided by FamilySearch.

Registration for the 2018 webinars is now open! You’ll find a fantastic lineup of presentations and speakers and we hope you will join us for a wonderful educational experience.

The ISGS webinars, which are live lectures/presentations that you can attend via a computer with an internet connection, are held as a live broadcast on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 PM Central. The live broadcast of each webinar is FREE to the public. ISGS members who
are unable to attend the live broadcast are able to access recordings of all past webinars through the Members Section of the ISGS website, to watch at their convenience.

ISGS 2018 Webinar Schedule

So what does 2018 have in store? Here is our amazing lineup!

January 9 – Finding Scottish Ancestors Online
Presenter: Nancy Loe

February 13 – Illinois Digital Resources
Presenter: Tina Beaird

March 14 – Finding Clues for Your Immigrant Ancestors in Ethnic Newspapers and Publications
Presenter: Lisa Alzo

April 10 – Friedrich Eiler in Illinois: Fragments Fuse to Identify One Individual
Presenter: Jill Morelli

May 8 – Want to Honor Your Revolutionary Roots?: Resources for Applying to a Revolutionary War Lineage Society
Presenter: Bryna O’Sullivan

June 12 – Ohio and the Early Gathering of the LDS Church
Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen AG

July 10 – Museums Have Records, Too! Locating Your Ancestor Behind
Closed Doors
Presenter: Melissa Barker

August 14 – National Archives Resources at the Chicago Branch
Presenter: Jane Haldeman

September 11 –Researching Pre-fire Chicago
Presenter: Ginger Frere

October 9 – Chicago Rises from the Ashes: The Columbian Exposition Gives
Perspective to the Family Historian
Presenter: Jean Wilcox Hibben
November 13 – 1918: The Prairie State “Over There”
Presenter: Lisa Oberg
Registration: Stay tuned!**** GoToWebinar only allows scheduling less than one year in advance.
Check back after December 1, 2017, for the registration link.

December 11 –Some Followed the River, Some Took the Train: Finding
Ancestors of the Great Migration
Presenter: Angela Walton-Raji
Registration: Stay tuned!**** GoToWebinar only allows scheduling less than one year in advance.
Check back after December 1, 2017 for the registration link.

Additional Webinar Information

All webinars take place at 8:00 PM Central time.

For additional information on our webinar series, visit our ISGS Webinars page at

You may also want to review our Webinar FAQs at

Don't forget to spread the word! Forward this email onto your friends and colleagues, post the information to social media sites and/or your blog/website, or print out a few copies of our webinar flyer to hand out at your local society meetings. The flyer for the 2018 series can be accessed at

Again, a big thank-you to all of the webinar donation fund contributors and to FamilySearch for sponsoring the entire 2018 webinar series! We couldn't do it without you!!

The 2018 ISGS Webinar Series is sponsored by FamilySearch