|Susie Pope accepting the award for ISGS from "Abraham Lincoln."|
The Second Annual Legends in Tourism Awards presented by the Springfield IL Convention and Visitors Bureau was held May 5, 2016 at the Lincoln Presidential Museum. The awards, nominated and judged by members of the local hospitality community, recognize achievements in tourism during the past year including in categories such as Legendary Friend of Tourism, Legendary Hospitality Award, Legendary Tourism Development Award, and others.
The Illinois State Genealogical Society received a Celebrity Citizen award for hosting the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2016 Conference.
Accepting the award from "Abraham Lincoln" was Susie Pope, ISGS 2nd Vice President and Co-National Conference Committee Chair for the FGS 2016 Conference.
Join fellow genealogists and family historians in the "Land of Lincoln" August 31—September 3, 2016, at the FGS 2016 National Conference, "Time Travel: Centuries of Memories," designed to inspire you and enrich your family history.
This year's conference brings sessions with a wide array of offerings from many of the nation's leading family history experts along with top international speakers from Scotland and Australia. Each day of the conference is full of sessions aimed at strengthening your research skills no matter what your level or area of expertise might be! With over 160 expert-led sessions, workshops, and luncheons to choose from plus an exhibit hall full of genealogy exhibitors just waiting to help you with your family history, register now to save with the early-bird rate at https://www.fgsconference.org/registration/.