Friday, December 14, 2012

Illinois State Genealogical Society Announces Its 2013 Webinar Lineup

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) is happy to announce that registration for the 2013 ISGS Webinar Series is now open! We have a fantastic lineup of presentations and speakers and we hope you will join us for a wonderful educational experience.

A webinar is a live lecture/presentation that you can attend via a computer with an internet connection. ISGS offers the live broadcast of its webinars to the public for free. The live broadcasts are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 PM Central. For ISGS members who are unable to attend the live session, recordings of all past webinars are available through the Members Section of the ISGS website, to watch at your convenience.

Here's what we have in store for 2013:

January 8 – Beyond the Draft Cards: Additional Selective Service Records
Presenter: Linda Woodward Geiger, CG, CGL

February 12 – Best Genealogy Present You Can Give Yourself: Citing Your Sources
Presenter: Harold Henderson, CG

March 12 – Back to Your Roots: Planning a Successful Heritage Research Trip
Presenter: Lisa Alzo

April 9 – Digging Through Documents Word by Word
Presenter: Debbie Mieszala, CG

May 14 – Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical Perspective
Presenter: Laura Prescott

June 11 – The Research Calendar: A Resource You Cannot Live Without
Presenter: Luana Darby

July 9 – Common Surnames: Ways to Identify Your Ancestors in a Crowd
Presenter: Juliana Smith

August 13 – Getting to Here from There: Following your Ancestor’s Migration Trail
Presenter: Jay Fonkert, CG

September 10 – “To the Honorable, the General Assembly” - The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions
Presenter: Judy G. Russell, CG

October 8 – Little Houses on the Prairie: Midwestern Research Techniques
Presenter: Diana Crisman Smith

November 12 – Up In Smoke!! What To Do When the Courthouse Burns
Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG

December 10 – Miracles, Mysteries & Mayhem: Online Family Trees
Presenter: Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG

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

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

You may also want to review our Webinar FAQs at

And 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 can be accessed at
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