13 September 2009

Illinois State Genealogical Society Conference September 24th

This press release was just received from Lois Hanley of the Illinois State Genealogical Society:

"The Illinois State Genealogical Society is holding its Annual Conference, *Piecing Together the Puzzle of Our Past*, on Saturday, October 24, at Elgin Community College in Elgin, IL. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the day concludes at 4:30 p.m. Registration is $35.00 for ISGS members and $45.00 for non-members (after Sept. 26, registration is $50.00), which includes a buffet lunch. Membership in ISGS is $30.00 annually. You may register online using Paypal at ISGSConference@comcast.net or send a check to ISGS, P.O. Box 10195, Springfield, IL 62791-0195. Please include your email address and contact information.

The featured speakers this year will be Michael John Neill, Dr. M.Catherine Bird, Craig Pfannkuche, Lesley Martin, and Ann Wells. They will be addressing topics such as searching online, digital restoration of photographs, using railroads in research, organizing genealogical materials, using maps in family history research, using Federal Census returns, preserving family heirlooms, and finding women ancestors who may have married more than once."

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