Illinois State Genealogical Society

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 22:05, 31 August 2010 by Tmacentee (talk | contribs)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Illinois State Genealogical Society

The Illinois State Genealogical Society was organized in October of the state's Sesquicentennial Year, 1968, and is a non-profit, 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.

Benefits[edit | edit source]

  • 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; 20% discount on publications; free queries in the Quarterly, reduced death certificate lookup and conference fees; and a genealogist to help with problems.

History of the society[edit | edit source]

Society Officers[edit | edit source]

Society Projects[edit | edit source]

Current Projects[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Wiki Page Adoptions[edit | edit source]

Publications[edit | edit source]

A complete list of ISGS publications can be found on the Publications page.

Newsletters[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

Events[edit | edit source]

  • ISGS Fall 2010 Conference

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.
2010 Fall Conference Registration Form (downloads in PDF)
2010 Fall Conference Online Registration Form

Links[edit | edit source]

Frequently Asked Questions[edit | edit source]

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