Saturday, August 24, 2013

Upcoming ISGS Webinars

The following is from the Illinois State Genealogical Society.

Upcoming Webinars

September 2013
“To the Honorable, the General Assembly” - The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions
  • Presenter: Judy G. Russell, CG
  • Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 8:00 pm Central
  • Description: As colonists and as citizens of the new United States, Americans were fiercely protective of their right to petition their government. Whether the issue was forming new counties, building bridges and highways, or some matter of public concern, our ancestors made their voices heard in legislative petitions that are a treasure trove for genealogists.
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  • SponsorDavid A. Joens, author of From Slave to State Legislator: John W. E. Thomas, Illinois' First African American Lawmaker, available at SIU Press (
October 2013
Up In Smoke!! What To Do When the Courthouse Burns
  • Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
  • Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 8:00 pm Central
  • Description: War and natural disasters have taken their toll on many of our nation’s county courthouses. Let’s look at some helpful sources that may still exist.
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November 2013
Little Houses on the Prairie: Midwestern Research Techniques
  • Presenter: Diana Crisman Smith
  • Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 8:00 pm Central
  • Description: Do you have Midwestern ancestors? Have you found them difficult to research because they are "different" from New England, or the south, or ..... wherever? There are some tricks and techniques which make researching this region less intimidating.
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December 2013
Miracles, Mysteries & Mayhem: Online Family Trees
  • Presenter: Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG
  • Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 8:00 pm Central
  • Description: We want to build on the research of others but those online family trees often contain miracles, mysteries and mayhem. Does the tree need to be pruned? Learn effective techniques to determine if branches on a tree are diseased or if they are healthy.
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