Wednesday, August 8, 2012

ISGS August 2012 Webinar - Major Midwestern Archives & Their Records

Here's your chance to learn about research facilities in the Midwest and the nuggets of information they hold. Knowing what's available and how to use these resources will certainly help you advance your genealogy research. Join us for next week's webinar, Major Midwestern Archives & Their Records, presented by Paula Stuart-Warren, CGSM, FMGS, FUGA.

Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Dates, names, ages, relationships, lawsuits, prison records, church records, bibles, probates, and more await us in archives. This presentation highlights some major Midwestern archives and their holdings, finding aids, websites, and special indexes. An overview will be presented for each state’s archive and some will be covered in greater detail. Archives are not created equally! For the states we are covering this is very evident. Some have a combination state historical society and/or library and the state archives. The websites, research services, online databases, range of holdings, and even the mission statements show big differences. We will also look at other unique archives in the Midwest. The main aim is to show the wealth of material available, how to access it, and why the on-site experience can be so rewarding.

Presenter: Paula Stuart-Warren, CGSM, FMGS, FUGA

Since the early 1980s Paula has worked full time in the area of genealogical and historical research, lecturing, consulting, and writing. She has been a Board-certified genealogist since 1988, passing the every-five-year renewal assessments by the national Board for Certification of Genealogists. She is a firm believer in continuing education in genealogy and strives to keep up-to-date by participating in national and local conferences, reading the publications of many genealogical and historical organizations and individuals both off and online. She completed the week-long U.S. National Institute of Genealogical Research held at the National Archives in Washington, DC.


Recordings and Syllabus Also Available

For ISGS members who cannot attend on August 14th, a recording of the webinar, along with the syllabus, will be made available in the Members Section of the ISGS website at If you're not already a member of ISGS, visit Join ISGS! for more information.

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