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 distant libraries doesn’t necessarily require a road trip.
Katherine R. Willson discusses bringing to life the stories of our veterans in “Preserving Veterans’ Voices.”
Genealogists are constantly looking for information that relates to their ancestors. Melissa Barker provides ideas about “Where to Find Diaries, Journals & Letters.”
And that’s not all.
4 ….. Editor’s Message: Summer Reading
6 ….. Town Records: Your Key to New England Research Success by Michael J. Leclerc, CG
11 ….. Interlibrary Loan: A Useful Tool in Your Genealogy Toolkit by Tina Beaird, MLIS
16 ….. Preserving Veterans’ Voices by Katherine R. Willson
20 ….. FGS 2018 Is the Place To Be
25 ….. Where to Find Diaries, Journals & Letters by Melissa Barker
29 ….. Ethics & Standards: Separation Anxiety by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
32 ….. Next Generation: Genealogy Seasons by Shannon Combs-Bennett
34 ….. Records Preservation & Access: New Projects, Research Help & More by Linda McCleary, MLS
37 ….. Beyond Boxes & Binders: Elevate Your Storytelling by Linda Coffin
39 ….. Forensic Genealogy: Forensic Genealogy is Not Finding the Living by Helen Haldeman Daglas
43 ….. Reviews
55 ….. Before You Go . . . Georgia’s Virtual Vault
How to access FORUM.
The FGS website will be switched to a new platform soon. To ensure that FGS member society leadership and FORUM individual subscribers have access to this latest issue during this transition, we emailed a direct link to the Summer 2018 issue of the magazine.
Current FGS Member Society Leadership: The email with the direct link to the magazine was sent to the main contact for each member society. Board members and FGS delegates of member societies have access to the magazine through the society’s membership. If your organization is an FGS member and you did not receive the link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current FGS FORUM subscribers (individuals): The email with the direct link to the magazine was sent to the email address on file for each subscriber. If you are a FORUM subscriber and you did not receive the link, please email email@example.com.
Who can subscribe to FORUM? Anyone. You don’t have to be a member of a genealogical society in order to subscribe.
Genealogical Society Leaders: If your society is not a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, become one today and let your society’s leadership begin accessing FORUM and its 25+ year archives which is just one of the many benefits of FGS membership.