I just received an email telling me that the Spring 2010 issue of FGS FORUM is ready for me to read online. This quarterly publication of the Federation of Genealogical Societies is now in its 22nd year.
FORUM is an inexpensive publication — just $15.00 for access to four issues (one year or $25.00 for two years). Check out the online FREE issue at http://fgs.org/forum/ to see why you should order this neat publication today. Each issue is 45 pages long, viewed in PDF format, links to websites are live (my favorite), and the contents include news on technology and genealogy, ethnic, international and genealogical society activities, extensive book and CD reviews, news on records including access issues, specialized topics written by recognized experts, and so much more.
I particularly enjoyed Wendy Bebout Elliott’s article on the “War of 1812: Brief Background and Genealogical Resources” and the project of FGS, the National Archives,
and genealogists to digitize the War of 1812 Pension and Bounty land records. Editor Sandra Hargreaves Luebking tested us on our census knowledge and I answered both questions correctly.
The article on the FGS Knoxville Conference this coming August was helpful. It is written by Lori Thornton, who is very familiar with the city. Do you want to honor a genealogical society or individual for their contributions to the field of genealogy? Info on that is in this issue. Randy Seaver’s article on Wikis for genealogists was intriguing.
Check out the free issue today and then sign up! Once you sign up you can access the other issues that have already been sent electronically.
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