Illinois State Genealogical Society To Host Annual Fall Conference On Friday, October 25, 2013 And Saturday, October 26, 2013 In Sandwich, IL

Hi Everyone,

ISGS LogoI just noticed that there are dates noted for the Illinois State Genealogical Society Fall Conference for 2013.  The dates noted are for Friday, October 25, 2013 and Saturday, October 26, 2013.  The conference will be held in Sandwich, IL.

Details for the conference are still be worked out, but the dates are now set as is the location.

Here is what is posted at the website for the Illinois State Genealogical Society regarding information about the upcoming conference:


Friday, October 25 through Saturday, October 26
ISGS 2013 Fall Conference  (ISGS Events)
Timber Creek Inn & Suites 3300 Drew Ave Sandwich, Illinois 60545

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) announces its 2013 Fall conference to be held on October 25 and 26 in Sandwich, Illinois, at the Timber Creek Inn & Suites and Convention Center.

Using The Way They Were as this year’s theme, a variety of presenters will offer lectures to assist attendees in identifying the “they” in genealogical research. In addition, a focus on “were” will explore the importance of capturing family stories and ancestor anecdotes to round out a family’s history.

Besides attending genealogy focused lectures and social events, conference goers can visit the Sandwich area which offers a variety of venues for historical sightseeing. These include area museums, tours of the Naper Settlement in Naperville, and the world famous Mies van der Rohe glass home, as well as the Farnsworth House, on the banks of the nearby Fox River.

Conference details will be available soon at the ISGS website at For room reservations, contact the Timber Creek Inn & Suites at (866) 992-7335 or visit the ISGS conference to secure the group rate).

Questions about the ISGS 2013 Fall Conference can be emailed to the Conference Chair, Howard Manthei, at

Mark your calendar! We look forward to seeing you in Sandwich this Fall!


As you can see, more information will be coming.  You also have some contact points to review in advance of the finalization of the program.

It does appear the society is attempting to move the conference around other areas of the state other than in the immediate Chicagoland area.  Sandwich, IL is not all that far for most of us that do reside in the greater Chicagoland area.

Mark your calendar for these dates and see what the details will be of the programs and the speakers when they become available.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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