Re-Post Reminder: Illinois State Genealogical Society To Host Annual Fall Conference On Friday, October 25, 2013 And Saturday, October 26, 2013 In Sandwich, IL; Conference Brochure Now Available

Hi Everyone!

ISGS LogoHere is a reminder on the upcoming Illinois State Genealogical Society Annual Fall Conference that will take place on Friday, October 25, 2013 and Saturday, October 26, 2013 in Sandwich, IL.

I made a previous post that included all of the details about the conference.

Since the conference is coming up very shortly, I thought I would re-post the information for your consideration.

My original posting of information about the conference was published on August 27, 2013.

Information about the conference from my original post in August follows after the separator line.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library


Hi Everyone,

illinoisgensoc-logoI just received the brochure  for the Illinois State Genealogical Society Fall Conference for 2013.  The “theme” title of this event is called “The Way They Were”.  The dates noted are for Friday, October 25, 2013 and Saturday, October 26, 2013.  The conference will be held in Sandwich, IL.  Sandwich, IL is about 60 miles from Chicago and is even closer from the Northwest Suburbs.  You can probably expect a drive time of about 1 hour from our area.

Here is a PDF of the brochure I received from the ISGS:

October 25-26, 2013 Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) Fall Conference Brochure For Registration, Programs and Speakers

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!


George Morgan, a power house in the world of genealogy, will be one of the main speakers at this 2 day program.  George, along with Drew Smith, are well-known as being the originators of the “Genealogy Guys Podcasts”.  George is also a well-known genealogy author in his own right.

Thomas MacEntee, another power house speaker in the world of genealogy, will also be a speaker.  Thomas is well-known for educating us about the world of social media and technology as they apply to genealogy.

There will be a total of 8 speakers for the 2 day program.  There will be a total of 16 programs taking place over the 2 days from among the 8 total speakers.  Take a look at the link at the beginning of this post to the PDF that highlights all of the programs and the biographies of the speakers.  The registration forms are included as well as the program costs (not including your hotel costs if you stay).  Costs vary as to whether you are a member of the ISGS or not.

The roster of speakers certainly looks good.  The variety of the programs looks to have something for everyone that is doing genealogical research.  And it is only about 1 hour drive time from our area.

Check out all of this current information about this annual program put on by the Illinois State Genealogical Society.

There is plenty of time to consider attending this 2-day program on Friday afternoon, October 25, 2013 and Saturday, all-day, October 26, 2013.

Check out all of the information from the ISGS!  Consider attending this great annual 2-day conference!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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