How is your genealogical or historical society doing these days? If you are looking for new ideas and options, the Federation of Genealogical Societies has something great for you! FGS is now producing weekly live radio broadcasts. That's right! My Society is a new concept, an online radio broadcast for societies that features timely topics and best practices to help you and your society expand and extend your reach!
Join us each week as different hosts interview genealogical and historical society experts discussing important topics that can help you and your society take advantage of great ideas to become the best you can be.
In case you've missed the first five episodes, we invite you to visit the My Society site at BlogTalkRadio (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mysociety) to listen to the past episodes. Make sure that you and your society's officers are aware of the series and that they listen to every episode, past and future, so that they can get great ideas to help grow and improve your society. Then, mark your calendar to listen to new episodes each Saturday!
Learn more about the Federation of Genealogical Societies and membership at http://fgs.org. We offer much more than radio broadcasts! There are the Society Strategy Series Papers that can help your society grow, our tremendous quarterly FGS FORUM Magazine, the FGS Blog with timely information and the free FGS Voice Newsletter to which you and all your members can subscribe on the FGS website at http://fgs.org.
The Federation of Genealogical Societies is involved in many, many great activities. Learn about our initiative to Preserve the Pensions! This is a tremendous project involving the entire genealogical community, the National Archives and Records Administration, and Footnote.com to digitize, index, and make available all the War of 1812 Pension Files as they are digitized and available. In addition, Ancestry.com has committed a dollar-for-dollar contribution to all donations to help make this project reach a successful goal. Can you ask for a happier project and conclusion?
FGS is also working to develop and provide webinars about genealogical and historical issues for the genealogical community. We are also considering webinars for our members who are libraries and archives, and for genealogical vendors who are members. There will be a free webinar each quarter, and we plan FGS Members Only webinars each quarter throughout the year.
The Federation of Genealogical Societies is very actively involved in trying to make a huge difference in the genealogical community! We want to hear from you. Please send your comments and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and to email@example.com.
We are looking forward to other great My Society broadcasts in the futures. Tune in next week for another great online broadcast, and download it if you happen to miss it!
George G. Morgan
Vice President, Membership Services