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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FGS 2018 Registration Is Open

Registration for the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2018 Conference is open! Join us 22-25 August in Fort Wayne, Indiana and learn about DNA; technology; records; methodology; the Midwest; African American, German, Eastern European, Scandinavian, and UK research; and society management. It is a full four days of genealogy! Click here to see the program.  The…

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An 1890 Census Replacement Project could be your societies’ next big thing!

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is pleased to announce the April 2018 webinar, “1890 Census Replacement Project: Creating a Genealogically Relevant Project for Your Society,” presented by Dina Carson. Our 1890 census project yielded: a searchable list of 1890 residents, a county-wide research guide, every-name indices of original sources, and a book. Yours could…

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Spring 2018 Issue of FORUM Available

FORUM has a new look!.Color is incorporated throughout regular departments and columns for some flair and brightness, but the biggest change is the page size. We’ve changed the page size to make it easier for screen reading on different devices. Also debuting with this issue are two new departments—Inbox and Help Desk, Inbox is similar to Letters…

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Preservation techniques featured in the March FGS webinar

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is pleased to announce the March 2018 webinar, “Preserving Your Societies Historical and Genealogical Records,” presented by Melissa Barker. Many genealogical societies are fortunate enough to be in a position to collect and house genealogical records. Most of the time, these records are donated to the society with the…

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More Hotel Options for FGS 2018

If you’re looking for a place to stay during the upcoming FGS 2018 conference, new options just opened up! Hilton Garden Inn The Hilton Garden Inn, located just west of downtown Fort Wayne, has made a room block available for FGS 2018 conference attendees. Details: Hilton Garden Inn 8615 US 24 West Fort Wayne, IN…

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FGS February webinar to feature Amy Johnson Crow on “Creative Thinking”

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is is pleased to announce the February 2018 webinar, “Breaking Out of the Box: Creative Thinking for Your Society,” presented by Amy Johnson Crow, CG, MLS. Doing the same thing over and over isn’t just boring. It could strangle your society. Look at some ways to get the creative…

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Announcing the FGS 2018 Conference Tracks

There is a lot to learn at the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ 2018 Conference. (There are more than 90 sessions and workshops to choose from!) Here’s a sneak peak at the tracks that will be on the program.   Technology Learn how to use a variety of websites and apps to learn more about your…

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FGS FORUM: We Want to Hear from You

FORUM will see some new and exciting changes in 2018, including the rollout of two new features—and we need your help to get them off and running! First, we’d like to hear from you! Select letters sent to the editor related to recent articles will now be included in future issues. Here’s your chance to…

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