Press Releases

August 21: FGS and NGS Announce Intent to Merge
In a historic move, the boards of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announced today their intent to merge. The two organizations, both non-profit leaders in the dynamic genealogy industry, will form one consolidated group that will continue to operate as the National Genealogical Society. Merger to be completed by 1 October 2020. 

October 2: 2019 FGS National Conference Call for Presentation Proposals
Deadline for submissions is 1 November 2018

September 15: FGS Announces Leadership Changes
Faye Stallings becomes FGS President, Rick Shields Treasurer, and Cari Taplin Vice President of Membership

November 23: Preserve the Pensions Announces New Images Available at
First installment on the promise made by FGS, NARA, and Ancestry to complete the project 

August 1: Preserve the Pensions Announces Resumption of Document Conservation at National Archives, Digitization Soon to Follow
Document conservation for War of 1812 pension files resumed

July 13: FGS Announces Webinar Series on Society Management
Series of free webinars focusing on leadership and management of societies

June 28: 2017 FGS Conference Early Bird Registration Ends July 1
Register now and save

May 16: 2018 FGS National Conference Call for Presentation Proposals
Deadline for Submissions is 14 July 2017

Dive Deeper Into DNA at the FGS 2017 National Conference
Register now for “Building Bridges to the Past” in Pittsburgh, PA

September 7: Hotel Reservations Now Open for the FGS 2017 Conference in Pittsburgh
The Westin Convention Center and the Omni William Penn Hotel

September 1: With Historic Gift and Community Support, FGS Announces the Completion of Fundraising for Preserve the Pensions
$500,000 anonymous contribution completes fundraising for the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions project

April 25: 2016 FGS Conference Registration is Now Open
Register now for "Time Travel: Centuries of Memories" in Springfield, IL.

March 7: 2017 FGS National Conference Call for Presentation Proposals
Deadline for submissions is 1 June 2016.

January 19: Federation of Genealogical Societies Announces $2 Million Dollar Mark Surpassed for Preserve the Pensions Project
Significant milestone reached in landmark project thanks to donors.

December 1: Federation of Genealogical Societies Announces 2015 Election Results
Vice President of Development, Vice President of Membership, Treasurer, and four Directors

September 3: Federation of Genealogical Societies and Genealogy Gems Team Up to Bring New Membership Benefit
FGS Members will gain access to an affordable solution for programming

February 13: 2016 FGS National Conference Call for Presentation Proposals 
Deadline for submissions is 10 April 2015

February 11: Federation of Genealogical Societies Holding Regional Conference with the New York State Family History Conference
Central New York Genealogical Society and New York Genealogical and Biographical Society cosponsors

January 9: 2015 FGS Conference Early Registration Discount Ends January 23
Conference will be held in Salt Lake City February 11–14,