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FREE Access to Popular NEHGS’s Databases Starts Today in Honor of Labor Day

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I received the following press release today from the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) and wanted to make sure to share it with you.  It’s always wonderful when organizations offer free access to their online collections, and starting today, you can access some of the popular databases at NEHGS’s website American Ancestors for free through Wednesday, September 9—that’s one whole week!  Additional details below.

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Paula Stuart-Warren, Featured Speaker at Illinois State Genealogical Society 2015 Fall Conference in October

The annual fall conference of the Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) will be held Friday, October 23 to Saturday, October 24 in Oak Lawn, Illinois.  Paula Stuart-Warren is the featured speaker and will present the following lectures:

  • Genealogy Goldmine: Records of Old Settlers Organizations
  • The WPA Era: What it Created for Genealogists
  • Finding & Using Manuscripts and Special Collections Repositories
  • Midwestern & Plains States Level Census Records

In addition to these lectures, many other topics will be covered by speakers including Tony Burroughs, Thomas MacEntee, Ruth Ann Abels Hager, Carol Chandler, Grace Dumelle, George Findlen, Janis Minor Forté, Jane G. Haldeman, and John C. Heider.  Geoffrey Baer is the guest speaker for the Friday evening dinner and reception.

Full details, including registration options and pricing, can be found on the 2015 Fall Conference page of the ISGS website.