[APG Public List] Breaking News about the 2010 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference

Paula Stuart-Warren paulastuartwarren at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 21:16:08 MDT 2010


*Genealogy Breaking News*

13 June 2010


   - *Just six days left!*  Pat Oxley, President of The Federation of
   Genealogical Societies, reminds genealogists that the early registration
   discount price for the 2010 FGS Genealogy Conference is valid only until
   Monday, June 21, 2010 at midnight, Central Daylight Time (CDT). Pat says,
   “we look forward to seeing everyone in Knoxville!” For registration details
   visit www.fgs.org. Anyone with an interest in genealogy and history may
   attend this conference August 18-21 in Knoxville, Tennessee. This is also
   the deadline to save on registration for the Association of Professional
   Genealogists Professional Management Conference
   <http://www.apgen.org/conferences/index.html>on Tuesday, 17 August.


   - Coupled with that is another breaking item that “FGS is pleased to
   announce that the Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, will be
   speaking at the FGS "Focus on Societies" Luncheon on Wednesday, August 18th.
   You can still purchase a ticket -- this luncheon is open to everyone! You
   may also add this ticket to your previous registration. Mr. Ferriero will be
   speaking on the Citizen-Archivist and about the War of 1812 Digitization
   Project and will also have a question and answer period. We wish to thank
   Mr. Ransom Love, and the FamilySearch team for graciously welcoming the
   Archivist to speak in their place at this luncheon. To register for the
   conference and to add this luncheon visit www.fgs.org and click on the
   conference logo.” His bio can be found at www.fgsconferenceblog.org.
   Bring your questions for the archivist!


   - The four day genealogical extravaganza takes place from August 18-21,
   2010 at the Knoxville Convention Center. The full program is at the same
   website and it is chock full of lectures on techniques, records, libraries,
   archives and many other topics. Some of the top notch speakers from around
   the U.S. will be presenting these lectures. The local hosts of this event
   are the East Tennessee Historical Society and the Kentucky Historical
   Society and these states provide some of the best of the area speakers.


   - The FGS room blocks at the two conference hotels are now full but
   arrangements are being made for another hotel. FGS will announce that on its
   website <http://www.fgs.org> and the FGS Conference News
Blog<http://www.fgsconferenceblog.org>and to GenEvents.


   - Did you watch “Who Do You Think You Are?” on NBC TV this year? The main
   sponsor of that show and a generous sponsor of the conference, Ancestry.com,
   has many things planned for you during this conference. Others who worked on
   the show and the research will be with us as will D. Joshua Taylor, MLS, who
   worked with Sarah Jessica Parker on the first episode. Josh will be
   presenting several lectures during the week and you just might catch him at
   the Exhibit Hall booth of the New England Historic Genealogical Society
   where is is Director of Education and Programs.


Join with other genealogists, librarians, editors, archivists, and
historians from all around the United States who will be learning,
networking, shopping, and having fun at the 2010 FGS Conference. www.fgs.org


*More about the Federation of Genealogical Societies*

The Federation of Genealogical Societies links the genealogical community
by:

    * serving the needs of its member societies
    * providing products and services needed by member societies
    * marshaling the resources of its member organizations

FGS was founded in 1976 and represents the members of hundreds of
genealogical societies. FGS links the genealogical community by helping
genealogical societies strengthen and grow. To do this, FGS publishes FORUM
magazine, filled with articles pertaining to society management and
genealogical news. FGS also publishes an extensive series of Society
Strategy Papers, covering topics about effectively operating a genealogical
society.

FGS also links the genealogical community through its annual conference --
four days of excellent lectures, including one full day with many topics
helpful to organizing, running, and growing genealogical societies.



*Join us in Knoxville when FGS/ETHS/KHS presents - Rediscovering America's
First Frontier- August 18-21, 2010.  Visit us at **www.fgs.org** for more
details.*

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