Thursday, September 18, 2014

Become an FGS Ambassador

FGS Invites You to Participate

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The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is pleased to announce an invitation for FGS Ambassadors. If you are a blogger, social media enthusiast, writer, editor, or in any way interested in spreading the word about the FGS 2015 Conference, FGS is looking for you.

The 2015 FGS Conference scheduled for February 11–14 in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be a one-time special event with RootsTech. FGS Ambassadors will blog, share, like, +1, and tweet to spread the news about this unique FGS conference to their friends, colleagues, and everyone interested in genealogy.

Benefits to FGS Ambassadors include:
  • Link to your blog, website, Twitter, or other social media accounts on the FGS 2015 Conference Ambassadors Page.
  • Potential to be guest blogger on the FGS Voice Blog.
  • Direct contact with the FGS 2015 Marketing Committee.
  • Advance notice of press releases and other important updates from the Conference Committee.
  • Participation in the FGS Ambassadors Facebook Group.
  • Meet-up with other Ambassadors at FGS 2015—group photo for FGS publicity.
  • Ambassador badge ribbon at the conference.
Having a genealogy blog or planning to attend the FGS 2015 conference are not requirements for participating.

Visit FGS Ambassadors on the FGS conference website to review the full guidelines for participating and to register as an FGS Ambassador. 

Please register by October 8, 2014. 

Contact Linda McCauley at with any questions. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Doctor Is In - Solving Your Genealogy Society Problems

The Doctor is In - Solving Your Genealogy Society Problems via
The Doctor is In - Solving Your Genealogy Society Problems
Taking a little different approach to the standard radio show, Thomas MacEntee answers listener questions about current issues and problems that genealogy societies face all the time.

Here is a sample of some of the issues that are discussed:
  • How do you get new people to run for office (aside from nominating them when they aren't present)?
  • How do you get new members?
  • How do you know what your members want?
  • What needs to be done to start a new society?
  • How do you make money other than membership fees?
  • Does your mission statement reflect current ideals?
Listen to the archived broadcast of "The Doctor is In -- Solving Your Genealogy Society Problems" on the blogtalkradio My Society channel by FGS, or you can listen below:

Popular History Internet Radio with mysociety on BlogTalkRadio

Monday, September 15, 2014

Follow FGS Social Media for Latest Conference News

Follow FGS Social Media for Latest Conference News
Follow FGS Social Media for Latest Conference News
Social media is the easiest way to keep up with the latest information about the 2015 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference happening February 11–14, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. And FGS is making it even easier.

FGS had two blogs for the past few years — the FGS Voice Blog and a separate Conference News Blog. That is changing. The FGS Voice Blog is now the place to find all of the latest news about upcoming conferences as well as other information of importance to both genealogical societies and individual researchers.

That means you only need to subscribe to one blog — — to keep up with all things FGS. 

Mondays' and Thursdays' blog posts will be devoted to the 2015 conference — previews of the program tracks, luncheons, and events, deadlines you need to know, logistics about the conference, and more.

2015 conference news is also available through the other FGS social media channels. Tune in to your favorite to stay in the know.

Don't forget that today, Monday, September 15th, is the last day to register for FGS 2015 at the lowest possible price.

Friday, September 12, 2014

FGS 2015 Early-Bird Discount Extended to Sep. 15th

FGS 2015 Early-Bird Deadline Extended

The early-bird registration discount for the 2015 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference that was slated to expire tonight has been extended to midnight, Monday, September 15. That means you have three extra days to make that decision to gather with the nation's genealogists and family historians at the Salt Palace Convention Center (SPCC) in Salt Lake City, February 11–14, 2015.

This special early-bird discount will save you $20 off the early registration and $50 off the regular registration price! Need another reason? Take a look at the FGS program with three days filled with lectures designed to enhance your research skills. Additionally, Focus on Societies Day aims to give you new ideas and inspiration for helping your own society grow and prosper. Need yet another reason? The famed Family History Library is within walking distance of the SPCC and all four conference hotels.

Visit the FGS 2015 Conference website for details about sessions, speakers, luncheons, special events, and more. If you have questions about FGS 2015, ask them in the comments here or through any FGS social media channel.

Register by Monday to take advantage of this low price.

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