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The '''Illinois State Genealogical Society'''&nbsp;was organized in October of the state's Sesquicentennial Year, 1968, and is a non-profit, educational organization.  
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The '''Illinois State Genealogical Society''' (ISGS) was formed in 1968 through the cooperative effort and forward thinking of Illinois genealogical society representatives, who envisioned a statewide genealogical organization. ISGS is a not-for-profit, nonsectarian, educational organization. ISGS was established for the following purposes:  
 
 
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 stimulate an interest in the people who contributed to the establishment and development of the State of Illinois.  
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*To inform people of the value of, and need for, preserving family and local history for posterity.  
 
*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.
 
*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.
 
  
 
== Benefits  ==
 
== Benefits  ==
  
*'''What are the benefits for becoming a member of the society?'''
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Membership in the Illinois State Genealogical Society is loaded with values! Your membership investment will give you many dividends:
  
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; 20% discount on publications; free queries in the Quarterly, reduced death certificate lookup and conference fees; and a genealogist to help with problems.<br>
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*4 issues of the 64-page ''[http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=65 Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly]'' which is mailed in March, June, September and December;  
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*6 issues of the ''[http://ilgensoc.org/mo_newsletter.php Illinois State Genealogical Society Newsletter];''
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*access to vital records and indexes;  
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*ability to submit your surname information to the [http://ilgensoc.org/surname.php Surname Research] database;
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*20% discount on publications;  
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*reduced death certificate lookup and conference fees;&nbsp;and  
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*a genealogist to help with problems.
  
== Projects ==
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== Conferences ==
  
pending
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=== Fall 2016 Conference  ===
  
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Local Host Society for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Annual Conference August 31 - Septmeber 3, 2016 in Springfield, IL. Registration at www.fgsconferences.org
  
=== FamilySearch Wiki Page Adoptions  ===
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== FamilySearch Wiki Page Adoptions  ==
  
*[[Illinois]]  
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*[[Illinois Genealogy|Illinois]]  
 
*[[Illinois Archives and Libraries]]  
 
*[[Illinois Archives and Libraries]]  
 
*[[Illinois Bible Records]]  
 
*[[Illinois Bible Records]]  
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*[[Illinois Vital Records]]
 
*[[Illinois Vital Records]]
  
== Publications ==
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== Projects ==
  
A complete list of ISGS publications can be found on the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/publications.html Publications] page.  
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The Illinois State Genealogical Society has undertaken a number of [http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=12 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:
  
== Events  ==
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*ALPL Book Project
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*Ancestor Charts
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*Angel Project
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*Cemetery Records
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*Church Records
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*Death Certificates
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*Family Bible Records
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*Military Certificates
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*Prairie Pioneers
  
*'''ISGS Spring 2011 Tour
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== Publications  ==
  
Springfield, IL - Saturday, April 2, 2011
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A complete list of ISGS publications can be found on the [https://ilgensoc.org/
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== Surname Research  ==
  
The annual ISGS Spring Tour takes place on Saturday, April 2, 2011 in downtown Springfield, IL. This year besides the tour of the Illinois State Archives and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, we've added a tour of the Lincoln Public Library of Springfield!
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The ISGS website now has a [http://ilgensoc.org/surname.php 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.
  
The tours take place at various designated times starting at 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. In addition, you can sign up to get assistance with locating Illinois death certificates while at the Illinois State Archives.
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== Upcoming Events  ==
  
Register now since space is very limited! The deadline is March 26, 2011 and you'll want to ensure that you reserve your preferred time slot for each tour.<br>[http://ilgensoc.org/upload/menu/2011springtour.pdf ISGS 2011 Spring Tour Brochure and Registration Form] (downloads in PDF)<br>
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== Webinars  ==
  
[http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=69 Online ISGS 2011 Spring Tour Registration Form]
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The Illinois State Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a brand new service for its members as well as the genealogical community: [http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=227 WEBINARS]! You can attend these webinars online over the Internet using your computer - that's right! Education delivered to you at your convenience.<br> <br>On the 2nd Tuesday of each month, ISGS will offer an educational webinar with topics focusing on Illinois research, methodology, and beginning research. We'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 speakers in the field of genealogy today. <br> <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://ilgensoc.org/members.php Members Section].
  
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== Links  ==
  
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*[https://ilgensoc.org/ Website]
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*[https://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=227 ISGS Webinars]
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*[http://ilgensoc.blogspot.com/ ISGS Blog]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/ilgensoc ISGS Facebook Page]
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*[http://www.twitter.com/ilgensoc ISGS Twitter Page]
  
*'''ISGS Fall 2010 Conference'''
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== Frequently Asked Questions  ==
 
 
Peoria, IL - Saturday, October 23, 2010
 
 
 
Genealogy - will it play in Peoria? You bet it will! Especially at this year's ISGS annual conference on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Pere Marquette Hotel.
 
  
This year's events include a Youth Workshop as well as sessions by noted genealogy speakers.<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/fallconf/2010regfinal.pdf 2010 Fall Conference Registration Form] (downloads in PDF)<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/fallconf/2008/10confformb.html 2010 Fall Conference Online Registration Form]
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'''Q. What are the directions to the society?'''
  
== Links  ==
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A. &nbsp;The ISGS office is located at:<br><br>llinois State Archives<br>Margaret Cross Norton Building<br>Capitol Complex<br>Springfield, IL 62756&nbsp;
 
 
*[http://www.ilgensoc.org ISGS&nbsp;Website]
 
*[http://ilgensoc.blogspot.com/ ISGS Blog]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Springfield-IL/Illinois-State-Genealogical-Society/141725060333 ISGS Facebook Page]
 
*[http://www.twitter.com/ilgensoc ISGS Twitter Page]
 
  
=== Frequently Asked Questions  ===
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;Q. What are the directions to the society?  
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'''Q. What are the society's hours of operation?'''
:A. &nbsp;The ISGS office is located at:
 
  
:llinois State Archives<br>Margaret Cross Norton Building<br>Capitol Complex<br>Springfield, IL 62756
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A. &nbsp;The ISGS office is open on:  
  
;Q. What are the society's hours of operation?
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Monday,&nbsp;10:00 am - 1:00 pm and&nbsp;<br>Thursday, 10:00 am to 1:00pm
:A. &nbsp;The ISGS office is open on:
 
  
:Monday,&nbsp;10:00 am - 1:00 pm and&nbsp;<br>Wednesday, 10:00 am to 1:00pm
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Illinois State Genealogical Society
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Established 1968
Contact Info
Address P. O. Box 10195
Springfield, IL 62791-0195
Telephone (217) 789-1968
Website www.ilgensoc.org
Society Officers
President Laura Kovarik
Members 1,100
Affiliations Federation of Genealogical Societies
Last updated: Feb 17, 2020

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) was formed in 1968 through the cooperative effort and forward thinking of Illinois genealogical society representatives, who envisioned a statewide genealogical organization. ISGS is a not-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.

Benefits[edit | edit source]

Membership in the Illinois State Genealogical Society is loaded with values! Your membership investment will give you many dividends:

Conferences[edit | edit source]

Fall 2016 Conference[edit | edit source]

Local Host Society for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Annual Conference August 31 - Septmeber 3, 2016 in Springfield, IL. Registration at www.fgsconferences.org

FamilySearch Wiki Page Adoptions[edit | edit source]

Projects[edit | edit source]

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.
Current and past ISGS projects include:

  • ALPL Book Project
  • Ancestor Charts
  • Angel Project
  • Cemetery Records
  • Church Records
  • Death Certificates
  • Family Bible Records
  • Military Certificates
  • Prairie Pioneers

Publications[edit | edit source]

A complete list of ISGS publications can be found on the [https://ilgensoc.org/

Surname Research[edit | edit source]

The ISGS website now has a Surname Research database which allows any visitor to view surname information and contact researchers.  ISGS members you can submit surname information so other researchers can contact them.

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Webinars[edit | edit source]

The Illinois State Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a brand new service for its members as well as the genealogical community: WEBINARS! You can attend these webinars online over the Internet using your computer - that's right! Education delivered to you at your convenience.

On the 2nd Tuesday of each month, ISGS will offer an educational webinar with topics focusing on Illinois research, methodology, and beginning research. We'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 speakers in the field of genealogy today.

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 Members Section.

Links[edit | edit source]

Frequently Asked Questions[edit | edit source]

Q. What are the directions to the society?

A.  The ISGS office is located at:

llinois State Archives
Margaret Cross Norton Building
Capitol Complex
Springfield, IL 62756 


Q. What are the society's hours of operation?

A.  The ISGS office is open on:

Monday, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and 
Thursday, 10:00 am to 1:00pm

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