Monday, October 28, 2013

Illinois State Genealogical Society Announces Its 2014 Webinar Lineup

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) is happy to announce the continuation of its popular monthly webinar program in 2014. The 2014 ISGS Webinar Series would not be possible without the generous contributions received throughout 2013 and sponsorship provided by FamilySearch.

Registration for the 2014 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 our webinars are 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.

So what does 2014 have in store? Here is our amazing lineup!

January 14 – 7 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists
Presenter: Thomas MacEntee

February 11 – Printed Legends and Missing Footnotes: Dissecting 19th and 20th Century Compiled Genealogies
Presenter: D. Joshua Taylor

March 11 – Going Nuclear: DNA Discoveries to Trace All Lines of Descent
Presenter: Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL

April 8 – Using Canadian Records to Find Your Midwestern Ancestor
Presenter: Kathryn Lake Hogan, PLCGS, UE

May 13 – Organizing (or Reorganizing!) That Family Reunion
Presenter: James M. Beidler

June 10 – Plotting, Scheming, and Mapping Online
Presenter: Cyndi Ingle

July 8 – Newspaper Research - More Than Obituaries
Presenter: Patricia Walls Stamm. CG, CGL

August 12 – Land Records in Illinois
Presenter: Michael John Neill

September 9 – Treasures and Hidden Secrets of the Illinois Regional Archives (IRAD)
Presenter: Luana Darby, MLIS

October 14 – Hunting for Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals
Presenter: Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG

November 11 – Evaluating What You Have Found: The Third Stage of Research
Presenter: Barbara Renick

December 9 – HeritageQuest Online - The Ins and Outs
Presenter: C. Ann Staley, CG, CGL

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 for the 2014 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 2014 webinar series! We couldn't do it without you!!

The 2014 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (

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