Wednesday, January 07, 2015

ISGS Announces Its 2015 FREE Webinar Lineup

The following is from the Illinois State Genealogical Society.

ISGS Webinars

Illinois State Genealogical Society Announces Its 2015 FREE Webinar Lineup

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) is happy to announce the continuation of its popular FREE monthly webinar program in 2015. The 2015 ISGS Webinar Series would not be possible without the generous contributions received throughout 2014 and the generous sponsorship provided by FamilySearch.

Registration for the 2015 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 webinars 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 2015 Webinar Schedule
So what does 2015 have in store? Here is our amazing lineup!

January 13 – Using Google Earth for Genealogy
Presenter: Lisa Louise Cooke

February 3 – Basic Scandinavian Research*
Presenter: Diana Crisman Smith
* Note: This webinar is schedule on the first Tuesday of the month due to the RootsTech conference taking place the following week.

March 10 – Finding Your Femme Fatales: Exploring the Dark Side of Female Ancestors
Presenter: Lisa Alzo

April 14 – Using Evernote as Your Primary Tool for Capturing Notes and Ideas
Presenter: Drew Smith

May 12 – Need Direction? Try City Directories!
Presenter: Jean Wilcox Hibben, CG

June 9 – Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves
Presenter: Ron Arons

July 14 – Dissect Obituaries for New Clues
Presenter: George G. Morgan

August 11 – School Daze – Finding and Using School Records to Trace Our Ancestors
Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG

September 8 – Using Tax Records for Genealogical Problem Solving
Presenter: Dr. Michael D. Lacopo

October 13 – Polish Genealogy – Four Steps to Successful Research
Presenter: Steve Szabados

November 10 – In-laws and Outlaws: The Bylaws of Talking About The Family Skeletons
Presenter: Janet Hovorka
Registration: Stay tuned!**
** GoToWebinar only allows scheduling less than one year in advance. Check back after November 10th for the registration link.

December 8 – The US Federal Census: Good, Bad and Ugly for Genealogists
Presenter: Gary Smith
Registration: Stay tuned!**
** GoToWebinar only allows scheduling less than one year in advance. Check back afterNovember 10th for the registration link.

Additional Webinar Information
Again, a big thank-you to all of the webinar donation fund contributors and to FamilySearch for sponsoring the entire 2015 webinar series! We couldn't do it without you!!

The 2015 ISGS Webinar Series is sponsored by FamilySearch (

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