FGS Genealogy Conference discount deadline is July 1

This Saturday is July 1. That means it’s the last day to get the nice registration discount for the big Federation of Genealogical Societies being held Aug 30-Sept 2 in Pittsburgh. I am signed up for luncheons, the Wednesday evening boat cruise and dinner, have a list of books I need from vendors in the […]

Hotel Reservations Now Open for the FGS 2017 Genealogy Conference in Pittsburgh

If you are on Facebook and other social media, you saw the great education and fun many genealogists had at the annual Federation of Genealogical Societies’ conference that was held last week in Springfield, Illinois. I attended the three evening events and three luncheons. It was a wonderful time and I heard many people saying […]

Federation of Genealogical Societies announces conference locations through 2020!

FGS is wowing everyone with this announcement! FEDERATION OF GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES ANNOUNCES UPCOMING  NATIONAL CONFERENCES FOR 2019 AND 2020 August 16, 2016 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the FGS 2019 National Conference will be held August 21-24 in Washington, D.C., and the FGS 2020 National Conference will be held September […]

Federation of Genealogical Societies partners again with the National Park Service on a new database

Another new preservation venture for the genealogy world under the auspices of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Park Service. “The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and the National Park Service’s Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park announce a partnership to develop a searchable database of more than 130,000 soldiers of the U.S.-Mexican […]

New online benefit for FGS member societies

At its annual conferences, the Federation of Genealogical Societies has a special day offering presentations directed at the leaders of genealogical societies, other volunteers, and the members of those organizations. Not everyone knows that these presentations are also helpful in the running of other historical and ethnic organizations. The society technology lectures often help others seeking […]

Reserve hotel rooms now for the 2016 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference

Today’s the day! It’s officially time to begin making your hotel reservations for the 2016 FGS conference. Anyone with an interest in family history is invited! The dates are 31 August – 1 September 2016 and the place is Springfield, Illinois. The host society is the Illinois State Genealogical Society. Book your hotel today to […]

No great danger of her ever marrying again

The War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Records are filled with family details.  These records are housed at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Unfortunately, they are in deteriorating condition. William Lamson served in the War of 1812 in a New York militia unit led by Captain Cornelius Dubois. His War of 1812 Pension […]

Preparing for the February FGS Conference and the FHL

Just about 9 weeks till the 2015 FGS Conference in Salt Lake City.Where has the time gone! I am so excited for this event. One of the things I will be doing while at the FGS and RootsTech joint conferences in February (Feb 11-14) is some of my own research at the Family History Library. […]

Genealogy, Donny, David, and comedy all wrapped into one in February.

Today’s Press Release from the Federation of Genealogical Societies. This means Valentine’s Day begins with Keynote Presenter Donny Osmond, followed by fantastic genealogy lectures, and ending with music and comedy. So glad I have already registered for this February 11-14 conference! www.fgsconference.org/. “American Idol finalist David Archuleta is teaming up with the popular comedy sketch […]

Join us LIVE on your computer tonight for Connect with FGS

How much can you learn about the upcoming February 2015 Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in 30 minutes? Join Cyndi Ingle, J. Mark Lowe, and me online tonight! We are part of the inaugural edition of Connect with FGS. It is hosted by Caroline Pointer and Linda McCauley. Cheryl Hudson Passey is one of the […]