Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Upcoming ISGS Webinars – May 2015

clip_image001

Join us on Tuesday, May 12, at 8:00 PM Central, when Jean Wilcox Hibben will present Need Direction? Try City Directories!. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6094939660972982529.

Last month's webinar, Using Evernote as Your Primary Tool for Capturing Notes and Ideas, presented by Drew Smith, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).

Upcoming Webinars

May 12 – Need Direction? Try City Directories!
Presenter: Jean Wilcox Hibben
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6094939660972982529

June 9 – Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves
Presenter: Ron Arons
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4967076026363157761

July 14 – Dissect Obituaries for New Clues
Presenter: George G. Morgan
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/723818762217470209

For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=234.

Spread the Word: Forward this email onto your friends and colleagues, post the information to social media sites and/or your blog/website, or print out a few copies of our webinar flyer to hand out at your local society meetings. The flyer can be accessed at http://bit.ly/isgs2015webinarbrochure.

Make a Contribution: Support the ISGS Webinar program by making a financial contribution, which will help ISGS expand its educational offerings in a virtual manner. To learn why we need your help, or to make a contribution, please visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=345.

Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at isgseducation@ilgensoc.org.


The 2015 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).

FSTreeMosaic6notag

Monday, April 13, 2015

April 2015 Webinar – Using Evernote as Your Primary Tool for Capturing Notes and Ideas

clip_image002

Have you heard about Evernote, but didn’t know how to use it for genealogy research? Join us on April 14, when Drew Smith reveals the secrets of this “virtual assistant” in his presentation Using Evernote as Your Primary Tool for Capturing Notes and Ideas.

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Evernote is a free tool that runs on PCs, Macs, tables and smart phones and that can be used to capture, organize, preserver, and synchronize (across multiple devices) information of different formats and sizes, including ideas, notes (typed, handwritten, and audio), photos, online articles, web pages, and URLs. Learn how to set up an Evernote account; how to create and edit notes; how to tag notes so that they can be identified with particular surnames, locations, and document types, so that they can be easily found, later; how to get content into Evernote using e-mail; how to clip articles found online into Evernote; how to share Notebooks with others for research collaboration; and how to use Evernote to create research to-do lists.

Presenter: Drew Smith

SMITH Drew - 100px

Drew Smith, MLS, is a University of South Florida (Tampa) librarian. He is Chair of the Family History Information Standards Organisation and President of the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa. Drew is a past Secretary of the Association of Professional Genealogists, a past Director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and currently the “Rootsmithing with Technology” columnist for FGS FORUM magazine. He is co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast, and together with George G. Morgan has produced over 275 one-hour episodes. Drew is author of the book Social Networking for Genealogists and co-author of the book Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques.

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8189883145839699201

Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members: For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on April 14, a recording of the webinar, along with the handout, will be made available in the Members Section of the ISGS website at http://ilgensoc.org/members.php.  If you're not already a member of ISGS, visit Join ISGS! at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=8 for more information.

Spread the Word: Forward this email onto your friends and colleagues, post the information to social media sites and/or your blog/website, or print out a few copies of our webinar flyer to hand out at your local society meetings. The flyer can be accessed at http://bit.ly/isgs2015webinarbrochure.

Make a Contribution: Support the ISGS Webinar program by making a financial contribution, which will help ISGS expand its educational offerings in a virtual manner. To learn why we need your help, or to make a contribution, please visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=345.

Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at isgseducation@ilgensoc.org.


The 2015 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).

FSTreeMosaic6notag

Tony Burroughs to Appear in History Channel Documentary Airing April 14

Thursday marked the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War. The History Channel is airing a new documentary for that event. I was honored to be interviewed for the program.
The second episode will air this Tuesday that I am scheduled to appear in. You can watch the first episode online at the History Channel website. The second episode can be watched online after Tuesday's airing. I hope you can watch and tell your friends.
BLOOD AND GLORY: THE CIVIL WAR IN COLOR
Bloodbath
Premiere Date: Tuesday April 14, 2015 - 08:00-10:03PM CT

blood-and-glory-the-civil-war-in-hd-grant-hero-H

BLOOD AND GLORY: THE CIVIL WAR IN COLOR brings this important historical event to life in a two-part documentary special as never seen before. With unprecedented access to government and private archives and using state-of-the-art technology, over 500 rare and compelling black and white photographs have been painstakingly colorized to illustrate the story of the Civil War in breathtaking detail. (Part 2 of 2.) Can be watched online after original airing.
http://www.history.com/shows/blood-and-glory-the-civil-war-in-color/episodes

Tony Burroughs, FUGA Author, Black Roots: A Beginners Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree; 2nd Vive President Illinois State Genealogical Society

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Upcoming ISGS Webinars – April 2015

201504 isgs evernote

Join us on Tuesday, April 14, at 8:00 PM Central, when Drew Smith will present Using Evernote as Your Primary Tool for Capturing Notes and Ideas. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8189883145839699201.

Last week's webinar, Finding Your Femme Fatales: Exploring the Dark Side of Female Ancestors, presented by Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A., is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).

Upcoming Webinars

April 14 – Using Evernote as Your Primary Tool for Capturing Notes and Ideas
Presenter: Drew Smith
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8189883145839699201

May 12 – Need Direction? Try City Directories!
Presenter: Jean Wilcox Hibben
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6094939660972982529

June 9 – Understanding Our Families, Understanding Ourselves
Presenter: Ron Arons
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4967076026363157761

For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=234.

Spread the Word: Forward this email onto your friends and colleagues, post the information to social media sites and/or your blog/website, or print out a few copies of our webinar flyer to hand out at your local society meetings. The flyer can be accessed at http://bit.ly/isgs2015webinarbrochure.

Make a Contribution: Support the ISGS Webinar program by making a financial contribution, which will help ISGS expand its educational offerings in a virtual manner. To learn why we need your help, or to make a contribution, please visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=345.

Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at isgseducation@ilgensoc.org.


The 2015 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).

FSTreeMosaic6notag

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Mar/Apr 2015 - ISGS Newsletter Available

The Mar/Apr 2015 issue of the ISGS Newsletter is now available to both ISGS members and non-members.
Visit the ISGS website at http://www.ilgensoc.org and click ISGS Newsletter to download the current issue (in PDF) and to view past issues going back to January/February 2008.
Cover-Pages from ISGSMarch_April Newsletter

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

March 2015 Webinar – Finding Your Femme Fatales: Exploring the Dark Side of Female Ancestors

clip_image002
Looking for those bad girls in your family tree? Then join us on March 10, when Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A. will share her tips and tricks on finding those corrupt cousins and naught nieces in her presentation Finding Your Femme Fatales: Exploring the Dark Side of Female Ancestors.

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2014, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Male ancestors weren’t the only ones who had secrets, or got caught behaving badly. Whether we like it or not, the black sheep of our family may have been the women, and they leave fabulous records! Through sample case studies, this session will show how to use court, census, newspaper, and other key records, and study social history to explore the law breakers, vigilantes, and other scandalous female ancestors. Through sample case studies, learn how to use key records and social history to explore law breakers, vigilantes, and other scandalous female ancestors.

Presenter: Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A. ALZO Lisa - 100px Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A., is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer, specializing in Slovak/Eastern European genealogical research, writing your family history, and using the Internet to trace female and immigrant ancestors. She is the author of nine books and numerous magazine articles. Lisa shares her thoughts about genealogy and writing on her blog, The Accidental Genealogist http://www.theaccidentalgenealogist.com, where you can also find her popular Fearless Females blogging prompts series every March in celebration of Women's History Month.

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/792741648604580353

Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members: For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on March 10, a recording of the webinar, along with the handout, will be made available in the Members Section of the ISGS website at http://ilgensoc.org/members.php.  If you're not already a member of ISGS, visit Join ISGS! at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=8 for more information.

Spread the Word: Forward this email onto your friends and colleagues, post the information to social media sites and/or your blog/website, or print out a few copies of our webinar flyer to hand out at your local society meetings. The flyer can be accessed at http://bit.ly/isgs2015webinarbrochure.

Make a Contribution: Support the ISGS Webinar program by making a financial contribution, which will help ISGS expand its educational offerings in a virtual manner. To learn why we need your help, or to make a contribution, please visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=345.

Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at isgseducation@ilgensoc.org.

The 2015 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org). FSTreeMosaic6notag












Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Upcoming ISGS Webinars – March 2015

ISGS Webinar Logo-Small for Webinar Branding

Join us on Tuesday, March 10, at 8:00 PM Central, when Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A. will present Finding Your Femme Fatales: Exploring the Dark Side of Female Ancestors. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7159116276516038146.

Last week's webinar, Basic Scandinavian Research, presented by Diana Smith, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).

Upcoming Webinars

March 10 – Finding Your Femme Fatales: Exploring the Dark Side of Female Ancestors
Presenter: Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/792741648604580353

April 14 – Using Evernote as Your Primary Tool for Capturing Notes and Ideas
Presenter: Drew Smith
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8189883145839699201

May 12 – Need Direction? Try City Directories!
Presenter: Jean Wilcox Hibben
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6094939660972982529

For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=234.

Spread the Word: Forward this email onto your friends and colleagues, post the information to social media sites and/or your blog/website, or print out a few copies of our webinar flyer to hand out at your local society meetings. The flyer can be accessed at http://bit.ly/isgs2015webinarbrochure.

Make a Contribution: Support the ISGS Webinar program by making a financial contribution, which will help ISGS expand its educational offerings in a virtual manner. To learn why we need your help, or to make a contribution, please visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=345.

Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at isgseducation@ilgensoc.org.


The 2015 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).

FSTreeMosaic6notag