Illinois State Genealogical Society To Host Annual Fall Conference On Friday, October 27, 2017 And Saturday, October 28, 2015 In Moline, IL; Conference Brochure Now Available

Hi Everyone,

illinoisgensoc-logoThe program brochure for the upcoming 2017 Illinois State Genealogical Society Annual Conference is now available from the Illinois State Genealogical society website.

The conference will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 and Saturday, October 28, 2017.  Conference will be held at the iWireless Center at 1201 River Drive in Moline, IL.  Lodging is available at the Radisson located at 1415 River Drive in Moline.  Phone number of the facility is 309-764-1000.  Room rates are between $115-$130.

You can choose to participate in one day or the other if that is better for you or you can obviously fully participate in both days’ events.

Here is a direct link to the brochure that contains all of the information of the events for the two-day conference in addition to the costs.

2017 Illinois State Genealogical Society Annual Conference Brochure

You can also visit the general website for the Illinois State Genealogical Society at:

Illinois State Genealogical Society

It really looks like a conference that will have many top-notch speakers from the genealogical community.  Speakers noted are:

  • Karen Stanbary
  • J. H. “Jay” Fonkert
  • Tony Burroughs, FUGA
  • Ginger Frere
  • Dr. Daniel Hubbard
  • Marsha Peterson-Maass
  • Rachel M. Popma

Our Fall season in Illinois is not that far away.  Look at the full brochure in the link above.  Conferences generally rotate locations between Chicago area locations and downstate locations.  This year’s program is not right in our own backyard, so you have to drive to Moline this year if interested in attending.  The great speakers and topics can make it worth your while to get yourself to Moline, IL.  Google tells me it is about 165 miles from our Chicago area and estimates a drive time of about 3 hours.

Give this annual conference a try.  Treat yourself to a nice Fall weekend with lots of learning opportunities and the chance to meet some great speakers and researchers.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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