FGS News

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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Classes and Research Trips in the September webinar!

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  The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is pleased to announce the September 2018 webinar, “Using Classes and Research Trips to Expand Your Membership,” presented by Pat Stamm, a long-time leader in genealogy education. Societies are always looking for ways to expand their membership. One of the best ways is to offer benefits. Two potential…

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August Webinar: What’s Your Education Plan?

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is pleased to announce the August 2018 webinar, “Building an Education Plan for Your Society,” presented by Cari A. Taplin.   Most genealogical societies foster education in the field of genealogy. Having an education program outside of the monthly meeting can build membership, develop volunteer relationships, and give greater educational…

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Summer Issue of FORUM Available

  Feature Articles Knowing where to look for records is crucial to finding them. In “Town Records: Your Key to New England Research Success,” Michael J. Leclerc, CG, explains the local government structure you need to know for successful research in New England. In “Interlibrary Loan: A Useful Tool in Your Genealogy Toolkit,” Tina Beaird, MLIS discusses why accessing resources held in…

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An 1890 Census Replacement Project could be your societies’ next big thing!

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is pleased to announce the April 2018 webinar, “1890 Census Replacement Project: Creating a Genealogically Relevant Project for Your Society,” presented by Dina Carson. Our 1890 census project yielded: a searchable list of 1890 residents, a county-wide research guide, every-name indices of original sources, and a book. Yours could…

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Spring 2018 Issue of FORUM Available

FORUM has a new look!.Color is incorporated throughout regular departments and columns for some flair and brightness, but the biggest change is the page size. We’ve changed the page size to make it easier for screen reading on different devices. Also debuting with this issue are two new departments—Inbox and Help Desk, Inbox is similar to Letters…

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Preservation techniques featured in the March FGS webinar

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is pleased to announce the March 2018 webinar, “Preserving Your Societies Historical and Genealogical Records,” presented by Melissa Barker. Many genealogical societies are fortunate enough to be in a position to collect and house genealogical records. Most of the time, these records are donated to the society with the…

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