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{{Infobox Societies|name=Illinois State Genealogical Society|native_name=|name_color=|back_color=|image=ISGSlogo.jpg|image_size=|border_color=|label_color=|value_color=|motto=|established=1968|president=|vice_president=|natpresident=|members=|employees=|volunteers=|address=P. O. Box 10195<br>Springfield, IL 62791-0195|telephone=(217) 789-1968|free_label=|free=|affiliations=||logo=|logo_size=|footnotes=|last_updated=March 2, 2011}}  The '''Illinois State Genealogical Society'''&nbsp;(ISGS) was organized formed in October 1968 through the cooperative effort and forward thinking of the state's Sesquicentennial YearIllinois genealogical society representatives, 1968, and who envisioned a statewide genealogical organization. ISGS is a nonnot-for-profit, nonsectarian, educational organization.  ISGS was established for the following purposes:  *To stimulate an interest in the people who contributed to the establishment and development of the State of Illinois. *To seek, preserve, and make available data pertaining to individuals, families, and groups who lived in Illinois and to events which took place therein. *To inform people of the value of, and need for, preserving family and local history for posterity. *To encourage the formation of local genealogical societies and to coordinate and disseminate information. The ISGS genealogical collection is located in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield and an administrative office is maintained in the Illinois State Archives.  <br> == Benefits == *'''What are the benefits for becoming a member of the society?''' Membership in the Illinois State Genealogical Society is loaded with values! Your membership investment will give you many dividends: *4 issues of the 64-page ''[ Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly ]'' which is mailed in March, June, September and December; *6 issues of the ''[ Illinois State Genealogical Society Newsletter]''; *access to vital records and indexes; *ability to submit your surname information to the [ Surname Research] database; *20% discount on publications; free queries in the Quarterly, *reduced death certificate lookup and conference fees; *and a genealogist to help with problems.<br>  == Projects Conferences == === Fall 2012 Conference == pending  =October 19-20, 2012, Rockford, Illinois. &nbsp;Details posted soon! == === === FamilySearch Wiki Page Adoptions === *[[Illinois]] *[[Illinois Archives and Libraries]] *[[Illinois Bible Records]] *[[Illinois Cemeteries]] *[[Illinois Census]] *[[Illinois Directories]] *[[Illinois Genealogy]] *[[Illinois History]] *[[Illinois Maps]] *[[Illinois Military Records]] *[[Illinois Obituaries]] *[[Illinois Societies]] *[[Illinois Vital Records]] == Projects == The Illinois State Genealogical Society has undertaken a number of [ projects] and initiatives, which serve to: *make valuable contributions to Illinois genealogy research; *provide volunteer opportunities for ISGS-members and non-members alike; and *build a sense of community among those with Illinois ancestors as well as Illinois researchers.<br> Current and past ISGS projects include:<br> *ALPL Book Project *Ancestor Charts *Angel Project *Cemetery Records *Church Records *Death Certificates *Family Bible Records *Military Certificates *Prairie Pioneers == Publications == A complete list of ISGS publications can be found on the [ Publications] page.  == Surname Research == The ISGS website now has a [ Surname Research] database which allows any visitor to view surname information and contact researchers. &nbsp;ISGS members you can submit surname information so other researchers can contact them.<br> == Upcoming Events == *'''ISGS Spring 2011 Tour Springfield, IL Webinar - SaturdayCool Tools for Publishing''' *'''Presenter''': [ Lisa Alzo<br>]Lisa A. Alzo. M.F.A. is a freelance writer, April 2instructor, 2011 The annual ISGS Spring Tour takes place on Saturdayand internationally recognized lecturer, April 2specializing in Slovak/Eastern European genealogical research, 2011 in downtown Springfieldwriting your family history, ILand using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors. This year besides She is the tour author of nine books, including the Illinois State Archives award-winning ''Three Slovak Women'', and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Libraryhundreds of magazine articles, we've added a tour of and writes the Lincoln Public Library of Springfield! blog "[ The tours take place at various designated times starting at 9Accidental Genealogist]." *'''Date''':00 am until 1Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 8:00 pm. In addition00pm Central *'''Description''': Now that you’ve written your family’s story, what do you can sign up do with it? Thanks to get assistance with locating Illinois death certificates while at technology and the Illinois State Archives. Register now since space is very limited! The deadline is March 26Internet, 2011 it’s easier than ever to document and you'll want to ensure that you reserve share your preferred time slot genealogical discoveries. Those attending this FREE webinar will learn about some of the popular online tools and methods available for each tourwriting and publishing a cutting edge family history.<br>*'''Register''': [httphttps://ilgensocwww3.gotomeeting.orgcom/register/upload223286734 https:/menu/2011springtourwww3.pdf ISGS 2011 Spring Tour Brochure and Registration] (downloads in PDF)<br> == Webinars == The Illinois State Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a brand new service for its members as well as the genealogical community: [ Online ISGS 2011 Spring Tour Registration Form227 WEBINARS]   *! You can attend these webinars online over the Internet using your computer - that'''ISGS Fall 2010 Conference''' Peoria, IL - Saturday, October 23, 2010  Genealogy - will it play in Peoria? You bet it wills right! Especially Education delivered to you at this year's your convenience.<br> <br>On the 2nd Tuesday of each month, ISGS annual conference will offer an educational webinar with topics focusing on SaturdayIllinois research, October 23methodology, 2010 at the Pere Marquette Hoteland beginning research.  This yearWe's events include a Youth Workshop as well as sessions by noted ll not only be featuring topics relevant to Illinois and Midwest genealogy but also other related topics including vital records, research strategies and more. And the ISGS Webinar Series will also feature some of the best-known speakersin the field of genealogy today.<br>[ 2010 Fall Conference Registration Form] (downloads in PDF)<br>All ISGS webinars are FREE and open to the public when they are presented live. After the live broadcast, an archived on-demand copy of the webinar will be available to ISGS members via the [http://wwwilgensoc.rootsweb.ancestry.comorg/~ilsgs/fallconf/2008/10confformbmembers.html 2010 Fall Conference Online Registration Formphp Members Section]  . == Links == *[ ISGS&nbsp;Website] *[ ISGS Webinars] *[ ISGS Blog] *[!/pages/Springfield-IL/Illinois-State-Genealogical-Society/141725060333 ISGS Facebook Page] *[ ISGS Twitter Page] === Frequently Asked Questions === &nbsp;;Q. What are the directions to the society? &nbsp;:A. &nbsp;The ISGS office is located at: &nbsp;:llinois State Archives<br>Margaret Cross Norton Building<br>Capitol Complex<br>Springfield, IL 62756 &nbsp;;Q. What are the society's hours of operation? &nbsp;:A. &nbsp;The ISGS office is open on: &nbsp;:Monday,&nbsp;10:00 am - 1:00 pm and&nbsp;<br>Wednesday, 10:00 am to 1:00pm


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