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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#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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