Posts Tagged With: federation of genealogical societies

The Illinois State Genealogical Society Insider’s Guide

I posted a press release about ISGS’s Insider’s Guide this morning. I received one of these guides at FGS2011 and love it! This guide is fantastic. It is a four page laminated guide, folded in half. It contains Illinois history, resources, migration information, research strategies and many many resources available throughout the state. If you […]

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Illinois State Genealogical Society Press Release FGS2011

For Immediate Release INSIDER’s guide to illinois genealogy Illinois State Genealogical Society Debuts New Guide for Family Historians with Prairie State Ancestors September 8, 2011 – Springfield, IL. The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) proudly announces the debut of the Insider’s Guide To Illinois Genealogy – a handy reference guide for family historians and genealogists. […]

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I’m at the Media Hub at FGS2011

Good morning from the FGS2011 Media Hub! I’m sitting in the exhibit hall at the Official Bloggers media hub with Randy Seaver and Lisa Alzo. Thomas MacEntee, Amy Coffin, and Caroline Pointer are hanging out here too. This morning I sat in the opening session and heard David Ferriero speak from NARA. He told us […]

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Wisdom Wednseday – Book Recommendation for FGS 2011

Paula Stuart-Warren posted recently on the FGS blog about planning ahead for your research in Springfield.  A book was recommended called Illinois Central a Guide to Genealogical Research in Springfield, Illinois by Thomas A. Pearson. I purchased the book and just received it today. Having researched in Illinois for many years, there are many things […]

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Thankful Thursday – Packing for FGS

I am so thankful that the Federation of Genealogical Societies has posted a couple of times about what to pack for this conference. It is my first FGS conference and I have learned a lot of great things to take with me. You can read part one here. You can read part two here. Are […]

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Motivation Monday – Genealogy Education

This weekend I read several posts by Michael Hait regarding his recent achievement of genealogical certification. I wrote about it on my Family History Research Blog.  His post made me think a lot about my education to this point and my future goals. Currently I am more than half finished with the ProGen Study Group. […]

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