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FORUM Winter 2019 Issue is Now Available

The Winter 2019 Issue of FORUM is now available. Log in to your FGS account to access the magazine. Here’s a look at what is inside.  More than just obituaries, Newspaper research help discover so much more about your ancestors. In “Starting Your Newspaper Research,” Gena Philibert-Ortega explains the methodologies involved in where and how to begin looking. Have Quakers in…

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USCIS Outrageous Fee Increase

You have all likely seen some mention of an outrageous proposed fee increase by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).  Essentially what they are proposing for fees are:  raising the search fee 269% from $65 to $240 and the cost of the actual file 481% from $65 to $385. If you had relatives…

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The Fall Edition of the FGS FORUM is Now Available!

  The Fall 2019 Issue of FORUM is now available. Log in to your FGS account to access the magazine. Here’s a peek at what is inside. Feature Articles In “What is a Special Library Collection? Military & History Collections in the United States,” Mary J. Manning, BFA, MSBVE, MLS, explains what you can find in these types of collections and…

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NGS and FGS 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. Both boards approved a…

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FGS SUMMER Forum is Available

  Feature Articles Many valuable records can be found in archives. In “Finding Great-grandma’s Diary Using Archive Grid,” Paula Stewart-Warren CG, FMGS, FUGA shows how to use this resource for locating a collection that may be helpful to your research. Thinking about becoming a Certified or Accredited Genealogist? Diane C. Loosle, AG, CG explains what you need…

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FGS FORUM Spring Issue Is Available


Feature Articles Cluster research is often the hammer needed to break down brick walls. In “Neighborhood Reconstruction: The Why and How,” Jean Atkinson Andrews, CG, discusses the benefits of this type of research and how to approach it. In “Buried Treasures: Finding Records in Unexpected Places,” Pam Vestal explains how we can find valuable family history in places we might…

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FGS Announces Election of New Leaders

The Federation of Genealogical Societies is pleased to announce the results of its recent election. Re-elected to a two-year term as President was Faye Jenkins Stallings. Joining the Executive Committee effective January 1, 2019, for two-year terms are: Secretary: Dennis VanderWerff (California) Vice President, Administration:  Mark Olsen (Utah) Joining FGS as Directors for a three-year…

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Social Media Images: Explained in the October webinar!

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  The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is pleased to announce the October 2018 webinar, “Finding and Creating Images for Your Blog and Social Media,” presented by Amy Johnson Crow. Images in blogs and social media help attract attention and increase sharing. Learn how to find free images and create your own (even if you’re…

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FGS FORUM Fall Issue Is Available

  Feature Articles In “4 Ways to Map Your Society” Francie Kennedy explores using Google’s free My Maps applications to map your membership, your local genealogy resources, research trips, and your member’s ancestors. Your society can bring history to life and generate interest in the history of your area for both locals and visitors. Learn how…

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FGS Announces Leadership Changes

New FGS Officers

  Faye Stallings becomes FGS President The Federation of Genealogical Societies is pleased to announce that Faye L. Stallings has been appointed by the Board of Directors to become President of the organization effective September 15, 2018.  Faye has served as Treasurer of the organization since January 1, 2017.  She brings to the organization more…

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