06 June 2011
The Illinois State Ge
nealogical Society (ISGS) announces The Great Illinois Ge nealogy Scavenger Hunt, June 1 – June 30, 2011 and invites all family historians to participate in this unique community effort.
ISGS, in partnership with FamilySearch, is hosting a virtual, online scavenger hunt and asks the public to submit their favorite
ge Illinois nealogy resources to be included in the FamilySearch Research Wiki (http://wiki.familysearch.org). Described as “free family history research advice for the community, by the community,” the research wiki contains a page for each of the 102 counties as well as many other subject matters related to ge Illinois nealogy.
Ge Illinois nealogy Resources and Win Prizes!
Between now and
June 30, 2011, the public is invited to locate information on ge Illinois nealogy-related resources and tell us why a resource is worthy of inclusion in the FamilySearch Research Wiki. Examples include links to research websites and ge nealogy databases, as well as original articles on repositories, archives and other resources. A complete description of The Great Illinois Ge nealogy Scavenger Hunt can be found on the ISGS website at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=135.
Prizes include a RootsTech 2012 conference registration and a one-year ISGS membership. In addition, a prize will be awarded each day between June 1 and
June 30, 2011 to one lucky winner drawn at random. For complete details, please consult the contest rules at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=137.
How to Enter The Great
Ge Illinois nealogy Scavenger Hunt
Participants should first visit the
pages of the FamilySearch Research Wiki at https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Illinois and consult the various pages, including the county pages, to see what content has already been added. Next, submit your original narrative article or Illinois ge Illinois nealogy-related hyperlink using the entry form at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=136.
Through The Great Illinois Ge
nealogy Scavenger Hunt, ISGS, together with FamilySearch, hope to provide ge nealogists and family historians with the best set of Illinois-related resources available.
Ge Illinois State nealogical Society
The Illinois State Ge
nealogical Society (ISGS) was organized in October of the Illinois 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
· To seek, preserve, and make available data pertaining to individuals, families, and groups who lived in
and to events which took place therein. Illinois
· To inform people of the value of, and need for, preserving family and local history for posterity.
· To encourage the formation of local ge
nealogical societies and to coordinate and disseminate information.
Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ILgensoc), Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/ILgensoc) and on our blog at http://ilgensoc.blogspot.com.
Think your friends, colleagues, or fellow genealogy researchers would find this blog post interesting? If so, please let them know that anyone can read past UpFront with NGS posts or subscribe!
Suggestions for topics for future UpFront with◦
NGS posts are always welcome. Please send any suggested topics to UpfrontNGS@mosaicrpm.com.