Dates and Daily Schedule for 2015

CSI-G will start on 28 May 2015 at 8:30 and end at noon on 1 June 2015. We’ll meet on the campus of Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. There are links to our four tracks on the right hand side of our blog.

Each track will have four lectures from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. with morning and afternoon breaks and  time for time for lunch on:

  • 28 May
  • 29 May
  • 30 May
  • 31 May

There will be an optional evening presentation at 7:00. Attendees who would like to purchase a meal plan will be able to do so at registration.

CSI-G will conclude with two morning lectures on 1 June and followup lunch for those who purchased a meal plan.


Registration Begins 13 October

Registration begins on 13 October. We’ll have registration process details on our site as we approach the date.

Registration is $400 per course.

There will be an optional meal registration as well for those who would rather eat on campus instead of commuting to lunch and dinner every day.

Galesburg Area Motels

(This page is informational only. Lodging arrangements are between the registrant and the motel.)

Best Western Prairie Inn, LLC

300 S. Soangetaha Road, Galesburg I-74 at East Main Street

309-343-7151 or 866-343-7151

112 rooms; garden patios; indoor pool/whirlpool; banquet & meeting facilities (up to 300); all guest rooms and conference rooms have high speed internet access; All guest rooms have coffeemakers, hair dryers, irons; pets under 25 lbs. in specified   pet rooms only; award winning restaurant; 3-Diamond. Special rate for Carl Sandburg College Students, 10% discount plus tax per night for a room with two queen size beds or King size bed.  Distance is 7.84 miles, 12 minutes from Carl Sandburg  College.



Quality Inn of Galesburg

907 West Carl Sandburg Drive, Galesburg 309-344-5445 or 800-228-5150

44 rooms; 2 stories with elevator; non-smoking and handicapped rooms available. Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast. Free local phone calls. All rooms have coffee makers, hair dryers and irons. Pets allowed in some rooms. Adjacent to the Sandburg Mall. AAA, Senior Citizen, AARP, Corporate, and extended stay rates available. Discounted rates, $70 + tax for 1 to 2 adults are available for Carl Sandburg students for standard rooms. Distance is 2.36 miles, five minutes from Carl Sandburg College.  Website:


Country Inn & Suites

2284 Promenade Court, Galesburg 309-344-4444 or 800-456-4000

61 rooms; non-smoking, handicapped & hearing accessible rooms available; indoor pool, hot tub, exercise room; complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, free local phone calls; all rooms have hair dryers, coffee makers, & irons; adjacent to                  the mall. AAA, Senior, AARP, Corporate & Group discounts available. There is a special rate for Carl Sandburg students attending classes of $85 plus tax Sunday through Thursday. Be sure to ask for Eric in order to receive the discount. Standard rooms have one king or two queen size beds. Distance is 2.67 miles, six minutes from Carl Sandburg College.



Fairfield Inn

901 West Carl Sandburg Drive, Galesburg 309-344-1911 or 800-228-2800

54 rooms; non-smoking rooms & handicap rooms available; indoor pool/whirlpool; free cable TV & HBO; complimentary continental breakfast; free local phone call; elevator; adjacent to the mall; AAA, Senior Citizen, AARP & Corporate discounts available. There is a special rate for Carl Sandburg students attending classes of $85 + tax per night, standard room one king or two queen size beds. Distance 2.62 miles, six minutes from Carl Sandburg College.



Holiday Inn Express

2285 Washington Street, Galesburg 309-343-7100 or 800-465-4329

73 rooms; non-smoking and handicapped accessible rooms available; indoor pool; free cable TV, complimentary local calls; complimentary continental breakfast; AAA, Business, Senior Citizen & Group discounts available. All major credit cards accepted. Located at intersection of I-74 and East Main Street. Current rate is $129.25 for a standard room, one king or two queen size beds. Distance is 7.94 miles, 11 minutes from Carl Sandburg College.



Super 8

737 Knox Highway 10

Galesburg, IL 61401

309-289-2100 or 800-800-8000

47 rooms; the Super 8 Galesburg, Illinois is located off of I-74, Exit 51. The Super 8 is just minutes away from downtown Galesburg and offers: Free High Speed Wireless Internet, Indoor Heated Pool, Guest Laundry and Super Start Breakfast. Distance is 10.70 miles, 13 minutes from Carl Sandburg College.

Website: -Super_8

Tentative Lunch Menu

There are not restaurants within walking distance of campus, so we’ve planned a lunch option for those who would prefer to stay on campus during lunch time–that makes it easier to have social time with your fellow attendees.


This is a tentative lunch menu for those who choose our lunch option.

Breakfast (5 days):
-        Cinnamon Rolls/Assorted Muffins
-        Assorted fruit
-        Hard boiled eggs
-        Bagels
-        Orange Juice
-        Coffee
Lunch (5 days)–every day will not have all these options:
-        Cold Sub Sandwich (soup, chips & cookie)
-        Pasta Salad
-        Cottage Cheese
-        Taco Bar
-        Nacho Bar
-        Fruit Salad
-        Lasagna
-        Pepsi products
Dinner (4 days):
-        Dinner 1: Potato Bar
-        Dinner 2: Fried Chicken
-        Dinner 3: Goulash
-        Dinner 4: Italian Beef/Pulled Pork
-        Iced Tea

Announcing CSI-Genealogy

From 28 May through 1 June 2015 the Carl Sandburg Institute of Genealogy (CSIG) will be held on the campus of Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. We are excited to bring intensive, prolonged genealogical instruction to the Midwest. Coordinators have been announced.

Four tracks of lectures over 4.5 days will be given by nationally-known genealogical-research experts. Track topics are:

  • Refining Internet and Digital Skills for Genealogy (coordinator Cyndi Ingle of Cyndislist)
  • Advanced methodology and analysis (coordinator Michael John Neill of Genealogy Tip of the Day),
  • Intermediate sources and research (coordinator Debbie Mieszala, CG),
  • Germanic research sources and methods (coordinator Teresa McMillin, CG), and

Getting to Galesburg is not difficult. Galesburg is:

  • Located on Interstate 74
  • Has four daily Amtrak trains from Chicago (and direct no-layover routes from Denver, Omaha, and Kansas City)
  • One hour from Moline or Peoria airports
  • Two hours from state capital of Springfield

Dates are 28 May through 1 June 2015.

Details are being finalized and will be announced on this website and on other social media,including our Facebook page. Email Michael John Neill at to be added to mailing list for future announcements.