20 June 2011

Area Event: British Isles Family History Society, Sunday, 26 June

We are passing this along for our friends at the British Isles Family History Society

Peggy Wishon agreed to present Expecting the Unexpected Continued at the general meeting on Sunday, 26 June 2011, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Los Angeles Family History Library, 10741 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Peggy will explore, review, update and discuss some of the less used English resources and methods found online, filmed, and "in library" during her lecture, Expecting the Unexpected Continued. She is a Co-Leader of BIFHS-USA’s English Study Group. She became a part-time professional genealogist in 1994 after beginning her personal genealogy research in 1986. See the links that Peggy considers useful and important at http://gennotes.com/BritishResearch.htm

05 June 2011

SCGS Featured on "FGS My Society" Internet Radio Program

SCGS was honored to be the guest on the new Internet radio program, "My Society" on May 21. Drew Smith and George G. Morgan, The Genealogy Guys, conducted the interview, and they did such a great job. They made it fun and relatively painless, and I want to thank both of them for being such warm and reassuring hosts.

I hope it provides you an insight to the development of technology solutions at SCGS.

If you missed it, you can hear the interview here:


SCGS is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, which sponsored the "My Society" radio program.



02 June 2011

The Great Illinois Genealogy Scavenger Hunt

We pass this on for our friends at the Illinois State Genealogical Society:

Help Find Illinois Genealogy Resources and Win Prizes!

June 1, 2011 - Springfield, IL. The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) announces The Great Illinois Genealogy Scavenger Hunt, June 1 - June 30, 2011 and invites all family historians to participate in this unique community effort.

ISGS, in partnership with FamilySearch , is hosting a virtual, online scavenger hunt and asks the public to submit their favorite Illinois genealogy resources to be included in the FamilySearch Research Wiki (http://wiki.familysearch.org). Described as "free family history research advice for the community, by the community," the research wiki contains a page for each of the 102 Illinois counties as well as many other subject matters related to genealogy.

Find Illinois Genealogy Resources and Win Prizes!

Between now and June 30, 2011, the public is invited to locate information on Illinois genealogy-related resources and tell us why a resource is worthy of inclusion in the FamilySearch Research Wiki. Examples include links to research websites and genealogy databases, as well as original articles on repositories, archives and other resources. A complete description of The
Great Illinois Genealogy Scavenger Hunt can be found on the ISGS website at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=135.

Prizes include a RootsTech 2012 conference registration and a one-year ISGS membership. In addition, a prize will be awarded each day between June 1 and June 30, 2011 to one lucky winner drawn at random. For complete details, please consult the contest rules at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=137.

How to Enter The Great Illinois Genealogy Scavenger Hunt

Participants should first visit the Illinois pages of the FamilySearch Research Wiki at https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Illinois and consult the various pages, including the county pages, to see what content has already been added. Next, submit your original narrative article or Illinois genealogy-related hyperlink using the entry form at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=136.

Illinois Roots Run Deep . . . We'll Help You Dig For Them!

Through The Great Illinois Genealogy Scavenger Hunt, ISGS, together with FamilySearch, hope to provide genealogists and family historians with the best set of Illinois-related resources available.

About Illinois State Genealogical Society

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) was organized in October of the Illinois Sesquicentennial Year, 1968, and is a non-profit, 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.

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Contact: Illinois State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 10195
Springfield, IL 62791-0195
+1 (217) 789-1968