British Interest Group of Wisconsin and IllinoisURLdownloadBIGWILL – a genealogical society of individuals who are interested in their British Isles ancestry – invites you to join their society. We are dedicated to helping all members trace their ancestry in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands. Some of the benefits of membership: • Regular and special meetings dealing with different aspects of research in the British Isles • Support and networking for all levels of researchers • Bi-monthly newsletter to keep you up-to-date on events and resources which can help in your research (Newsletters are normally sent to members as an email attachment; for a small additional fee, a member can receive a printed & mailed paper copy of each newsletter.) • Free entries in the BIGWILL Register, a growing database of members’ interests
CAGGNI (The Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois) URLFacebookCAGGNICAGGNI (The Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois) is a group of amateur genealogists who are committed to effectively using technology and the internet in support of their research activities. Monthly meeting topics cover a broad range of subjects of interest, including software, tools, techniques, and methodologies. Additionally, monthly newsletters, support for computer and genealogy issues, and internet surname exposure are among the benefits of membership.
Chicago Genealogical SocietyURLFacebookChicagoGenealogyXBecoming a member of the Chicago Genealogical Society (CGS) allows you to network with other Chicago-area genealogists. You don’t have to have ancestors in Chicago to join! Many of our members have no ancestral ties to the city, but join because they are in the area and want to learn more about genealogy research and methods.
DuPage County Genealogical Society URLFacebooklogo (1)The DuPage County Genealogical Society is an incorporated, 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization. It was founded in 1974 as the Lombard Suburban Genealogical Society. Our focus is on providing education for genealogists and assisting in preserving and making available local records of genealogical interest.
Elgin Genealogical SocietyURLFacebookEGS_200workinglogoOur focus is to bring people together to promote genealogy, conduct programs that assist members with their own family history, encourage the preservation of local records and make them accessible to everyone. Volunteers from the Society are available several times during the month in the Genealogy Local History section of the Gail Borden Public Library and will be happy to assist you in your research
Fox Valley Genealogical SocietyURL FacebookFVGS-Logo-Vector-2019-Cropped (1)FVGS (Fox Valley Genealogical Society) - An eye toward the future with a vision of the past. The Fox Valley Genealogical Society is an educational, not-for-profit corporation founded in 1981 in Naperville, DuPage County, Illinois created to promote the study of genealogy and family history. The goals of the society are: • To bring together persons who are researching their family history and to promote cooperation among them. • To educate others in methods and practices in genealogical research. • To inform people of the value of and the need for preserving family and local history for posterity. • To collect and preserve genealogical and historical data by publishing genealogical materials and articles.
Federation of Genealogical SocietiesURLFacebookWebLogocircleOGRepresenting the members of hundreds of genealogical societies across the United States and other nations, the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is here to link the genealogical community by helping genealogical societies strengthen and grow.
North Suburban Genealogical SocietyURLFacebookNSGS_LOGOOur goals are to promote an interest in genealogy, to instruct our members in careful, documented research, and to publish genealogical and historical information in a newsletter six times a year. Non-members are welcome to attend our meetings.
Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) URLFacebookIllGenThe Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) was formed in 1968 through the cooperative effort and forward-thinking of Illinois genealogical society representatives, who envisioned a statewide genealogical organization. ISGS is a not-for-profit, nonsectarian, educational organization.
Jewish Genealogical Society of IllinoisURL FacebookjgsilogoJewish Genealogical Society of Illinois The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois (JGSI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the records and history of their ancestors. We serve as a resource for the worldwide community to research their Chicago area Jewish roots. The Society was founded in 1981 and today has over 300 members.
Kane County Genealogical Society (KCGS)URLFacebookwpf3dddb47The Kane County Genealogical Society (KCGS) is a non-profit, volunteer organization working to gather and preserve regional historical records and serve as an educational resource for those interested in genealogy.
Kankakee Valley Genealogical SocietyURLKankakeeServing the Kankakee County Area
Kenosha County Genealogical SocietyURLsoclogoWelcome to the Kenosha County Genealogical Society, Kenosha County, Wisconsin is located in the southeastern part of the state, bordered on the south by Lake County, Illinois and on the East by Lake Michigan. On the north, we are bordered by Racine County, Wisconsin, and on the west by Walworth County, Wisconsin.
Lake County IL Genealogical SocietyURLFacebookLCIGS-Insignia4We are a non-profit organization whose purpose is (1) to unite those persons interested in the pursuit and study of genealogy and family history; (2) to encourage the preservation of public and private records; and (3) to promote programs of education which support the growth and development of these fields.
McHenry County Illinois Genealogical SocietyURLFacebookHeneryThe McHenry County IL Genealogical Society is a not-for-profit educational organization composed of family researchers from all over the United States, many of whom have ancestry in McHenry County. The purpose of the Society is to bring together people researching their family histories, to promote fellowship and cooperation among them through the sharing of ideas and information, and to help in the preservation of early McHenry County records by making them available for public use. Monthly meetings, featuring well-known speakers, are open to the public and are held from January through November on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at McHenry County College, 8900 US RT 14, Crystal Lake, Illinois. MCIGS also sponsors a Summer Genealogy Conference usually on the 2nd Saturday in July which consists of 4 nationally known speakers, each offering 4 sessions on a variety of topics. There are a variety of vendors in attendance and many, outstanding door prizes. This event is very well attended each year. Please check our website for current information on meetings and annual conferences.
Illinois Historic Group DirectoryURLIHGD 500x500To bring history lovers together, and promote Illinois local and regional historic assets. To increase public awareness in Illinois of the value of these historic assets. To educate the public on the importance of history, and its continuing relevance for today.
Polish Genealogical Society of America URLFacebookPolishThe Polish Genealogical Society of America, with headquarters in Chicago, was founded and incorporated in the state of Illinois on August 23, 1978. The Society exists as a national 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization to collect, disseminate, and preserve information on Polish and Polish-American family history and to help its members use that information in their own research.
South Suburban Genealogical and Historical SocietyURLFacebooklogo_illustrator12_newWe are a “home” for those interested in genealogy, family history, and the history of our area. The Society’s prime area of interest is the 20 townships of southern Cook County and eastern Will County with its total population of 1,000,000 and the adjoining Chicago communities of Roseland, Pullman, and Kensington.
Zion Genealogical Society of Lake County (Illinois, USA)URLFacebookzgslogoThe ZION GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY research materials are housed at the Zion-Benton Public Library for the public's use. Our society volunteers are at the Zion-Benton Library to assist you if needed on Monday mornings, from 10:00 to 12:00 Noon and on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

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