In just under two weeks, the Illinois State Genealogical Society is having its fall conference. The place is Oak Lawn, Illinois, which is a southwest suburb of Chicago and easy to get to. ISGS conferences are special to me, but to learn why, you will have to be there in person to hear the story. Some people do know it, but I hope they keep it quiet.
Wikipedia says “The top five ancestries reported in Oak Lawn as of the 2000 census were Irish (30.4%), German (19.5%), Polish (19.3%), Italian (9.7%) and English (4.4%).” I need to do some checking in my own files to see which of my collateral relatives lived there in the early 1900s.
The conference is at the Hilton OakLawn/Chicago. The lineup of speakers offers something for everyone. I will be presenting 4 sessions on Saturday.
ISGS arranged for a special rate at the hotel and I urge to stay there, sleep a bit later each day, and then take a quick elevator ride to the sessions!
For details on the topics, speakers, banquet, and hotel, check the ISGS website.
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