Wednesday, May 11, 2011

FGS Radio - Managing a Large National Genealogy Conference

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Saturday, May 14, 2011
2-3pm Eastern US
1-2pm Central US
12-1pm Mountain US
11am-12pm Pacific US

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mysociety/2011/05/14/managing-a-large-national-genealogy-conference

Join us for the next episode of My Society, a new Internet radio show on Blog talk Radio presented by the Federation of Genealogical Societies on Saturday, May 14, 2011 starting at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, 12pm Mountain and 11am Pacific when this week we'll be discussing: Managing a Large Genealogy Conference.

Guests

Our special guests leading this discussion will be Jan Alpert, NGS 2011 Family History Conference Chair and past president of the National Genealogical Society, joining us from the National Genealogical Society 2011 Family History Conference in Charleston, South Carolina. Also joining us will be Julie Miller, CG, who is the Conference Chair for NGS 2012 which will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jan and Julie will help us discuss genealogy conferences especially how a large national conference is managed by a genealogy society.

Janet A. (Jan) Alpert is the NGS 2011 Family History Conference Chair and served as president of NGS from 2006-2010. Prior to becoming active in NGS, she had a thirty-five-year career in the title insurance industry, retiring in 2004. She served as president of the Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia (GRIVA) for five years in the 1980s. She has done personal family history research for more than twenty-five years, mostly in New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the Midwest. In 1997, she published a family genealogy, Hatevil Nutter of Cover, New Hampshire, and His Descendants with Fred Boyle, cg. In addition to NGS, Jan is a member of many genealogy associations including New England Historic Genealogical Society, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the New York History Association, as well as local genealogical organizations such a GRIVA, Tazewell County (Illinois) Genealogical Society, Hunterdon County Historical Society (New Jersey), New Hampshire Society of Genealogists, and Descendants of Ancient Windsor (Connecticut). A native of Illinois, Alpert received her BA degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and earned an MBA degree from the University of Connecticut. She resides seasonally in Holland, Michigan, and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

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Julie Miller, CGsm

Julie Miller, CGsm is a Certified Genealogist from Broomfield, Colorado with more than 35 years of experience in the genealogy field as a writer, lecturer and researcher. She is an award-winning newspaper columnist for Broomfield Enterprise and has served as National Genealogical Society Vice President, 2010 and is currently serving as the NGS 2012 Conference Chair. Her other affiliations include the Association of Professional Genealogists Board of Directors 2005-2008, the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors Board of Directors, Past President, Colorado Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), Past President, Colorado Genealogical Society, and NARA-Rocky Mountain Region volunteer for over 14 years.


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My Society will also feature a member society of FGS during the broadcast. Please join us for great conversation and an exchange of ideas concerning genealogy societies every Saturday afternoon!

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