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Registration Now Open for Illinois State Genealogical Society’s 2014 Fall Conference

ISGS 2014 Fall Conference Registration Brochure, v3.pub

I’m happy to announce that registration is now open for Illinois State Genealogical Society’s 2014 Fall Conference, which will be held October 24-25, 2014 in O’Fallon, Illinois.  Speakers and lectures for this year include:

  • J. Mark Lowe
    • Early River Towns
    • Cheap Land on the Prairie (Or That’s What the Railroad Man Said…)
    • My Taxes Were Due When? Using Delinquent Tax Lists and Release Books
  • Tony Burroughs
    • Black Migrations
    • Researching Pullman Porters, Railroad Records for African Americans
    • Farmers, Tenant Farmers, and Share Croppers
  • Patricia Walls Stamm
    • Railroad Men & the Records They Left Behind
    • Journey Along With Our River and Canal Ancestors
  • LaDonna Garner
    • African American Genealogy Basics
    • Preservation of Midwest Pioneer Cemeteries
  • Gwyneth Podeschi
    • Suddenly She Was the Head of Family
    • In Search of Cyrus

There will also be general lectures as follows:

  • What is IRAD?
  • Southern Illinois Genealogical Research Facilities
  • ISGS Opportunities
  • ISGS Prairie Pioneers and Military Certificates Projects

Cost for the entire conference (including the banquet dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday) is $110 for members, $125 for non-members.  Other package options are available.

For all of the details, including speaker bios, lecture descriptions, pricing options, lodging information, etc., visit the 2014 Fall Conference page on the ISGS website.

Tazewell County (IL) Genealogical & Historical Society’s Annual Conference, Featuring Michael Lacopo

Michael Lacopo will be in my neck of the woods this October for Tazewell County (IL) Genealogical & Historical Society’s annual “Harvest Time for Genealogists” one-day conference.  And by my neck of the woods, I mean, like, up the road from me…nice!  The event will take place on October 4, 2014, from 9 AM until 3 PM at the TCGHS library, located at 719 N. 11th Street in Pekin, Illinois. 

Michael is back for a second year and will present the following lectures:

  • Using Tax Records for Genealogical Problem Solving
  • More Than the Census – Our Families Did Exist Between Those 10-Year Intervals
  • Using DNA Testing to Further Your Family Tree: A Primer (2 hours)

Cost is $30 and includes lunch.

For more information or to register, visit the “Harvest Time for Genealogists” page at the TCGHS website.