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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#FGS2018 Conference App Is Available

Keep the FGS 2018 program, speakers, and exhibitors right at your fingertips with the conference app. Download the Guidebook App on your iOS or Android mobile device or you can even access it on your desktop or laptop! Step 1: Download the Guidebook App Go to the App Store, Google Play, or Amazon App store and look…

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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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RPAC Blog is Back!

We are grateful for the privilege of being a part of the launch of the new FGS website and sorry that the Records Preservation and Access Committee’s Blog has had to be offline for a couple of months.  Expect that we will have some catching up to do and some new developments to report in the near…

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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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Speed DNAting at FGS 2018: A Hip Haplogroup Happening

You’re invited to Speed DNAting at FGS 2018! It’s not speed dating — it’s speed DNAting! Join us on Friday, August 24 for an evening of fun and learning all centered around DNA and genetic genealogy. There will be fun, food, drinks, and prizes —including a chance for a consultation with a genetic genealogy expert! You could win a consultation with Blaine…

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Ancestry’s Sessions at FGS 2018

FGS is pleased to have Ancestry as a Platinum Sponsor for FGS 2018 in Fort Wayne, August 22-25. In addition to their booth in the exhibit hall where they will be doing demos and answering questions, Ancestry is sponsoring several sessions during the conference: Thursday, August 23 “Advancing Your Genealogy Research with DNA” by Crista Cowan (5:00pm)…

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Summer Sale on FGS 2018 Through July 18

There’s a Summer Sale on the FGS conference! Register for the full conference (4-days) before July 18 at 5:00pm Central and save.  With more than 100 sessions and workshops, expert presenters, a lively exhibit hall, and access to one of the best genealogy libraries in the country, FGS 2018 is the place to be! Register now and…

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Midwest Research Track at FGS 2018

If you’re one of the millions of people whose ancestors called the Midwest “home,” you’ll want to check out the Midwest research track at the FGS 2018 conference in Fort Wayne, August 22-25. Thursday, August 23: NOTE: Thursday’s Midwest track is sponsored by the Indiana Genealogical Society. “Mitten Roots: Family History Research in Michigan” by Kris Rzepczynski This state…

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Debunking Myths About the FGS Conference

There are a few myths swirling around about the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ annual conference being held this year in Fort Wayne, Indiana from August 22-25 — myths that might make you think that you can’t come. Don’t miss out on one of the premier genealogy events because of some bad information! Here’s what you need to…

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