Thursday, June 30, 2011

FGS Radio - Genealogy Webinars – Virtual Education for Your Society

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Saturday, July 2, 2011
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1-2pm Central US
12-1pm Mountain US
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Join us for the next episode of FGS Radio - My Society, an Internet radio show on Blog talk Radio presented by the Federation of Genealogical Societies. This week host Thomas MacEntee will interview special guests Joyce Homan and Shamele Jordon of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania discussing how their society has successfully deployed webinars as an educational service for their members and the genealogy community.

Also, stay tuned for a special appearance by one of the speakers at the FGS 2011 Conference – Lisa Alzo.


Joyce Homan

Joyce Homan is the Associate Director of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Library and Information Science candidate at Drexel University. She is the former president of the student chapter of the Special Libraries Association, and a member of the National Genealogical Society, the American Libraries Association, and the Carpatho-Rusyn Society.

Shamele Jordon

Shamele Jordon is a researcher, lecturer, and podcaster. Her biographical highlights include researcher for the PBS series Oprah’s Roots: An African American Lives Special and African American Lives II; former president of the African American Genealogy Group in Philadelphia, Pa, lecturer at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in Birmingham, AL, and board member of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.


FGS 2011 Speaker of the Week

Each week up until the FGS 2011 Conference, look for a special appearance by a speaker during which time they'll discuss their presentations at the conference.

Lisa Alzo

Lisa A. Alzo is a freelance writer, instructor, and lecturer with over 20 years' experience in the field of genealogy. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, and is the author of nine books, including: Finding Your Slovak Ancestors, Writing Your Family History Book, and the award-winning Three Slovak Women. Lisa has written hundreds of articles and her work has appeared in Family Tree Magazine, Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, APG Quarterly, among others. An internationally recognized speaker, Lisa writes the “The Accidental Genealogist” blog For more information see

FGS 2011 Conference Appearances
  • Thursday, September 8, 2011, 2:00-3:00pm
    Immigrant Cluster Communities: Past, Present, and Future
  • Friday, September 9, 2011, 9:30-10:30am
    Demystifying Eastern European Research
  • Saturday, September 10, 2011, 9:30-10:30am
    Write Your Family History Step by Step
  • Finding Your Female Ancestors
    Finding Your Slovak Ancestors
    Writing Your Family History Book

    National Institute for Genealogical Studies
Other Websites

Society Spotlight

This week's Society Spotlight features the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center.

The Swenson Center is at Augustana College and is a national archives and research institute providing resources for the study of Swedish immigration to North America, the communities the immigrants established, and the role the immigrants and their descendants have played in American life. This is achieved by promoting and initiating academic research in the field and by collecting and cataloging Swedish-American archival and library materials. Another major role for the Center is to assist people researching their Swedish-American genealogy.


Join Us Each Saturday Afternoon at FGS Radio

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