Hotel Reservations are now open for FGS 2019

FGS is pleased to announce that hotel reservations are now open for the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ 2019 National Conference – “Come Home to Our Washington, DC.” The conference will be held August 21 – 24, 2019 in our nation’s capital of Washington, DC. Hotel Reservations The beautiful and historic Omni Shoreham hotel is now…

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2019 FGS Family History Conference New Year Update

Happy New Year from the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)! Planning for the 2019 FGS Family History Conference in Washington, D.C.  has been in full swing for several months now and we can’t wait to share some of the exciting things we have in store for you for this conference. The official FGS 2019 conference…

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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!

webinar, free, images, genealogy, societies, Amy Johnson Crow

  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 2019 Call for Presentation Proposals Open

FGS 2019 Call for Presentation Proposals Open

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is pleased to announce its Call for Proposals for the 2019 FGS Family History Conference, A Conference for the Nation’s Genealogists. Proposals will be accepted from 2 October 2018 through 1 November 2018. The 2019 FGS Family History Conference will be held August 21-24 in Washington, DC. With attendees…

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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!

Pat Stamm, webinar, free, FGS

  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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Have Your Family History Digitized at FGS 2018

Have a family history that needs scanned? Bring it with you to FGS 2018 and FamilySearch will scan it for free! FamilySearch Book Scanning and the Allen County Public Library are offering a free service to digitally preserve your written family history at the upcoming FGS Conference in Fort Wayne. FamilySearch will scan and publish a…

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