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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German Research Track at FGS 2018

German ancestry is claimed by millions of Americans. Because it is such a common research need for genealogists, there is an entire track devoted to it at FGS 2018, in Fort Wayne, Indiana 22-25 August 2018. Chuck Knuthson Memorial Lecture: Methods for Identifying the German Origins of American Immigrants by Michael D. Lacopo, DVM Sponsored by Midwestern…

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Extended Hours at the Genealogy Center for #FGS2018 Attendees

What’s better than learning about genealogy? Being able to put what you’ve learned into practice right away at one of the nation’s premier genealogy libraries! Attendees of the FGS 2018 conference will be able to do that with extended hours at the Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library. Extended hours for conference attendees will be:…

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Learn About DNA at FGS 2018!

Whether you’ve just taken your first DNA test or a seasoned genetic genealogy researcher, learn from some of the best in the field at FGS 2018! The DNA track this year is designed to be progressive. DNA beginners can start with the sessions on Thursday, while intermediate and more advanced researchers might want to start with the sessions…

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African American Research Track at FGS 2018

African American genealogy has its challenges and the speakers in the African American research track at FGS 2018 are there to help! Sessions in the African American Track on Saturday, August 25 include: Oral History: It Ain’t on the Web by Tony Burroughs James Dent Walker Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical…

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Librarians’ Day at FGS 2018

Librarians, archivists, and others who work with genealogists: Join us on Tuesday, August 21 at the Allen County Public Library for Librarians’ Day! This year’s theme is “How to Stay Relevant in a Technology World.” Program: 8:00-8:30: Meet and Greet with light refreshments 8:30: Welcome 8:45-9:45: “When Books and Bytes Aren’t Enough,” by Amy Johnson…

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