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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  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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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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  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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