Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Illinois Genealogical Society 2013 Webinar Series

This announcement is posted at the request of the Illinois State Genealogical Society. They have a great lineup of webinars for 2013 that are open to the public for free.

December 14, 2012

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) is happy to announce that registration for the 2013 ISGS Webinar Series is now open! We have a fantastic lineup of presentations and speakers and we hope you will join us for a wonderful educational experience.

A webinar is a live lecture/presentation that you can attend via a computer with an internet connection. ISGS offers the live broadcast of its webinars to the public for FREE. The live broadcasts are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 PM Central. For ISGS members who are unable to attend the live session, recordings of all past webinars are available through the Members Section of the ISGS website, to watch at your convenience.

Here's what we have in store for 2013:

January 8 – Beyond the Draft Cards: Additional Selective Service Records
Presenter: Linda Woodward Geiger, CG, CGL
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4690779734341377024

February 12 – Best Genealogy Present You Can Give Yourself: Citing Your Sources
Presenter: Harold Henderson, CG
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7953472737629097216

March 12 – Back to Your Roots: Planning a Successful Heritage Research Trip
Presenter: Lisa Alzo
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8438226523594802432

April 9 – Digging Through Documents Word by Word
Presenter: Debbie Mieszala, CG
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3231307790843086592

May 14 – Timelines: Placing Your Heritage in Historical Perspective
Presenter: Laura Prescott
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6182542135328835840

June 11 – The Research Calendar: A Resource You Cannot Live Without
Presenter: Luana Darby
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1792803534084357632

July 9 – Common Surnames: Ways to Identify Your Ancestors in a Crowd
Presenter: Juliana Smith
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5387125736981834496

August 13 – Getting to Here from There: Following your Ancestor’s Migration Trail
Presenter: Jay Fonkert, CG
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8033182932596979200

September 10 – “To the Honorable, the General Assembly” - The Treasure Trove in Legislative Petitions
Presenter: Judy G. Russell, CG
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3615763026611679744

October 8 – Little Houses on the Prairie: Midwestern Research Techniques
Presenter: Diana Crisman Smith
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/848493470127452672

November 12 – Up In Smoke!! What To Do When the Courthouse Burns
Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1130232329628818432

December 10 – Miracles, Mysteries & Mayhem: Online Family Trees
Presenter: Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8253902195291921152

Note: All webinars take place at 8:00 PM Central.

And don't forget to spread the word! Forward this email onto your friends and colleagues, post the information to social media sites and/or your blog/website, or print out a few copies of our webinar flyer to hand out at your local society meetings. The flyer can be accessed at

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