The most recent one for which I have received information is the annual “Fall Conference” that is being put together by the Illinois State Genealogical Society. The title of the program is “Family History in Profile”. The society over the last few years has been moving its program around the state. For many years it was being held in the Chicagoland area making it very easy for us living in the area to attend.
This year’s program will be in Rockford, IL at the Best Western Clock Tower Resort and Conference Center.
There are many genealogists throughout the rest of the state of Illinois and they also deserve a shot at being able to attend a large-scale genealogy program closer to their own home base.
The program has 9 well-known speakers who will be providing a great deal of genealogical material on a variety of topics over the two days.
There are a variety of different costs depending on whether you are a member of the Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS), whether you will be attending the Friday evening programs or just have dinner and listen to the key speaker during dinner or whether you are a non-member of ISGS and what you will be attending. So you want to give the website a good going over for the details on the costs you may incur depending on what you will participate in.
You do not have to attend both days of the conference. You can attend on Friday only or Saturday only. It is the most economical to attend both days along with the Friday evening dinner. But you can pick and attend the programs on just one day or the other.
As you can see there is a great deal of conference and program activity going on of late that I am happy to share with you.
This is just one more of the many that I am aware of at this time. Rockford is not all that far from us if you were thinking to attend. Take a good look at the information of the conference and the facility from the above link from the Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS).
Schaumburg Township District Library