The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces a Call for Presentations for the FGS 2015 Conference being held February 11-14, 2015, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The 2015 conference will be held at the same time as the RootsTech 2015 Conference. This innovative blending of the established tradition of FGS’s stellar conferences, focused on genealogical society management, records, and methodology, with RootsTech’s famed conferences, centered on family history, technology, and storytelling, will provide speakers the opportunity to participate in an exciting, once in a lifetime event. A separate Call for Presentations will be announced soon for the RootsTech 2015 Conference.
- Back to Basics
- Tried and True Methods
- Answering Difficult Questions with Leading Questions
- The 21st Century Genealogical Society for Today and Tomorrow
- Genealogical Society Leaders and Visionaries
- Modern Access to Vintage Resources
- A Retro Look at Organization and Planning
- The Most Useful Hidden Records in Plain Sight
- Connecting to the Past with Military Commemorations – i.e. War of 1812, Civil War
- 20th Century Migration – i.e. Dust Bowl, WW2 movements, etc.
- Wagon Trains, Railroads, and Modern Transportation
- Ethnic Groups in the West – i.e. African Americans, Native Americans, Chinese, Japanese, and Greek
- Missionaries and Settlers
- Compiling Singular Records into Lively Stories
Selected speakers receive an honorarium, travel compensation, and conference registration as well as per diem and hotel nights based on the number of lectures presented. Speakers receive compensation according to the FGS Conference Speaker Policy at http://www.fgs.org/cpage.php?pt=44.