FGS 2013 Genealogy Conference Week

As one of the Co-Chairs of the Federation of Genealogical Societies August 2013 Conference, I am delighted to share an overview of the week with you. Please join your fellow family historians as we “Journey through Generations.”

Monday, August 19

  • Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center open 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Tuesday, August 20

  •  Librarian’s Day (all day)
  • Q&A panel and genealogy consultations in the afternoon, 2-5 p.m.
  • Onsite registration begins, 3-7 p.m. (additional hours each day – see conference website) 
  • FGS Welcome to Delegates reception 7 p.m.
  • Association of Professional Genealogists Roundtable Discussion(Open to all APG members and their guests) 7 p.m.
  • Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center open 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Wednesday, August 21 (Focus on Societies Day)

  • Plenary session
  • Lecture sessions all day (27 sessions + 1 workshop)
  • FGS Focus on Societies Luncheon
  •  FGS Opening Social Evening sponsored by findmypast.com
  • Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center open 9 a.m.-Midnight (extended hours!)

Thursday, August 22

  • Keynote session
  • Grand opening of Exhibit Hall
  • Lecture sessions all day (31 sessions + 2 workshops)
  • Vendor Demonstrations
  • GenSpiration Sessions
  • 3 luncheons
  • Extended Exhibit Hall hours until 7:30 p.m. (with door prizes!)
  • Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center open 7 a.m.-Midnight (extended hours!)


Friday, August 23

  • Lecture sessions all day (47 sessions + 2 workshops)
  • Vendor Demonstrations
  • GenSpiration Sessions
  • 3 luncheons
  • “Journey Through the Generations with Our Veterans” local host societies evening event at the Allen County Public Library sponsored by FamilySearch
  • Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center open 7 a.m.-Midnight (extended hours!)


Saturday, August 24

  • Lecture sessions all day (47 sessions + 2 workshops)
  • Vendor Demonstrations
  • GenSpiration Sessions
  • 3 luncheons
  • Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (extended a.m. hours!)

Sunday, August 25

  • Farewell Brunch 9-11 a.m. (with door prizes!)

For more details please visit the FGS 2013 Conference website.

© 2013 – 2014, Paula Stuart-Warren. All rights reserved.

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