22 July 2013 – Springfield, IL. Registration is now open for the Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS)2013 Fall conference to be held on October 25 and 26 in Sandwich, Illinois, at the Timber Creek Inn & Suites and Convention Center. This year’s conference theme – The Way They Were – brings a variety of presenters offering lectures to assist attendees in identifying the “they” in genealogical research. In addition, a focus on “were” will explore the importance of capturing family stories and ancestor anecdotes to round out a family’s history.
Featured Speaker: George G. Morgan
Headlining a group of speakers is highly popular national and international genealogical speaker and professional genealogist, George G. Morgan. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc. and is the author of ten landmark genealogy books, including the award-winning How to Do Everything with Your Genealogy. Morgan also co-hosts The Genealogy Guys Podcast, the longest running genealogy podcast on the Internet. He is Vice President for Membership Services for the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and a member of many societies in the U.S. and U.K.
3rd Annual Youth Workshop
Once again, ISGS will hold its Annual Youth Workshop on Saturday, October 26, 2013 for those entering Grades 1-4 (9:30-10:30 am) and Grades 5-12 (1:30-4:00 pm). Visit http://bit.ly/isgs2013youth for more information and to register.
Visit the ISGS 2013 Fall Conference page at http://bit.ly/isgs2013conf for more information and to register today. For room reservations, contact the Timber Creek Inn & Suites at (866) 992-7335 or visit http://www.timbercreekinnandsuites.com (mention the ISGS conference to secure the group rate).
Mark your calendar! We look forward to seeing you in Sandwich this Fall!
About Illinois State Genealogical Society
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.