Illinois State Genealogical Society

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Illinois State Genealogical Society
Established

The Illinois State Genealogical Society was organized in October of the state's 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.


The ISGS genealogical collection is located in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield and an administrative office is maintained in the Illinois State Archives.

Benefits

  • What are the benefits for becoming a member of the society?

Membership in the Illinois State Genealogical Society is loaded with values! Your membership investment will give you many dividends: 4 issues of the 64-page Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly which is mailed in March, June, September and December; 6 issues of the Illinois State Genealogical Society Newsletter; access to vital records and indexes; 20% discount on publications; free queries in the Quarterly, reduced death certificate lookup and conference fees; and a genealogist to help with problems.

History of the society

Society Officers

Society Projects

Current Projects

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Past Projects

Publications

Newsletters

Collections

Events

Society Meetings

Workshops

Board Meetings

Training Meetings

Frequently Asked Questions

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