The Summer 2020 Issue of FORUM is now available. Log in to your FGS account to access the magazine. Here’s a look at what is inside.  In “Mexican War Records: Worth a Look” by Heather Robb reminds us of these important pension records and why we need to look for records of our ancestors within them. “Don’t Forget the…

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For Immediate Release6/15/2020The Federation of Genealogical Societies Announces 2020 Family History Conference is Going Virtual 6/15/2020 – Austin, TX. Due to the ongoing concerns about COVID-19 around the nation and our concern for the health and well-being of attendees and volunteers involved with the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 2020 Family History Conference, we are…

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2020 FGS CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN Register now for the 2020 FGS Family History Conference in Kansas City, MO 5/1/2020 – Austin, TX. Online registration is now open for the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ 2020 National Conference. The conference is scheduled to be held September 2-5 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas…

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Conference Registration and COVID-19 Update To our fellow genealogical family members and future conference attendees: The 2020 FGS Family History Conference is now a little over four months away and our preparation for the event is moving forward. At this time, we understand individuals are focused on keeping themselves and their families safe and healthy.…

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FGS is excited to announce that hotel reservations are now open for the 2020 Conference to be held in Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City Marriott Downtown is now taking reservations for the 2020 FGS Family History Conference, “Blazing Trails in the Heart of America.” The conference will be held September 2-5, 2020. This hotel…

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The FGS Annual Conference being held this week at the Omni Shoreham hotel in DC will feature a Records Preservation and Access Committee report on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 pm, session T-244. Panel presenters will include the Executive Director of NAPHSIS, the organization of Vital Records Officers; Jan Meisels Allen providing an update of recent state legislative activity…

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We are excited to announce that the FGS 2019 Conference Guidebook App is ready for download! The FGS Guidebook contains everything you need to know about this year’s conference.  It is easy to download the FGS Guidebook on your IOS and Android mobile devices. Step 1: Download the Guidebook App Click on https://guidebook.com/g/fgs2019/  to download the…

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Do you hear that happy roar? That’s the sound of excited genealogists who can now register for the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2019 Conference. This year’s national conference takes place August 21 – 24, at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, DC and it is jam-packed with fresh, new experiences like pre-conference guided research opportunities,…

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Nationally recognized speaker D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS will kick off the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ 2019 National Conference as the opening session keynote with his talk, “Coming Home: Finding Our Place in America’s Tapestry.”  Josh’s talk will explore the need to document, preserve and celebrate the rich American tapestry unearthed through family history. “Family…

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