For Immediate Release
The 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 pleased to announce that the conference is going virtual. “Although we are very saddened that the last FGS conference will not be an in-person celebratory event in Kansas City, the well-being of everyone involved with the conference is our utmost priority,” said FGS President Faye Stallings.
FGS is developing a virtual conference event that will be a combination of both live and on-demand programming. FGS 2020 Live! will be a full-day event planned for Wednesday, September 2, and will include popular genealogy lecturers such as Thomas W. Jones, David E. Rencher and Judy G. Russell. In addition to this full-day event, many more lectures will be made available to participants starting later in September as well as some of the workshops we had planned. All conference registrations will be converted to virtual registrations, and fees for any add-ons such as special events and luncheons will be refunded. If you haven’t already registered, you will be able to register for the virtual event in coming days. More details concerning the virtual conference will be coming soon.
About the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)
The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was founded in 1976 and empowers the genealogical and family history community, especially its societies and organizations, by advocating for the preservation and access of records and providing resources that enable genealogical organizations to succeed in pursuing their missions. FGS helps genealogical societies and family history enthusiasts alike to strengthen and grow through online resources, FGS FORUM magazine, and through its annual national conference. FGS launched the Preserve the Pensions project in 2010 to raise more than $3 million to digitize and make freely available the pension files from the War of 1812. Fundraising was completed for that project in 2016 and the digitization continues. FGS was also the driving force behind the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors project alongside the National Parks Service. To learn more visit fgs.org.
Contact: Federation of Genealogical Societies
PO Box 200940
Austin, TX 78720-0940
phone: +1 (888) 347-1500
fax: +1 (866) 347-1350
For Immediate Release