The Fall 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 “Did a Disease Outbreak Affect Your Ancestor?” Lori Lyn Price, MAS, MLS, explains how an outbreak of disease can affect the lives of our ancestors and how we can locate records to…

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A Toast to the Future! FGS Membership Approves Decision to Merge with NGS The boards of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and the National Genealogical Society (NGS) are thrilled to announce that the FGS membership has voted to approve the merger with NGS. The final tally of eligible voters expressed unanimous support for the…

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FGS and NGS Boards Approve Official Merger Agreement July 14, 2020. This was an historic day in the world of genealogy. On this day, the Boards of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and the National Genealogical Society (NGS) approved an agreement to merge that will enable the combined organization to better serve its members,…

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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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The Spring 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.• To celebrate the 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote, Gena Philibert-Ortega asks in her article if we are using Voting Records in our family research. “Votes for Women” looks at…

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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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