Saturday, July 23, 2011
2-3pm Eastern US
1-2pm Central US
12-1pm Mountain US
11am-12pm Pacific US
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 Thomas MacEntee will be hosting a call in show focusing on current issues and problems that genealogy societies are facing. While Thomas won’t have all the answers, we know the My Society listeners and those on the chat board will come through with some great ideas in the true spirit of problem-solving and collaboration.
Send your questions or issues to firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time and have them discussed and answered on the air!
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.
Linda Woodward Geiger, CGSM, CGLSM, has been researching her family roots for more than twenty-five years and has been Board Certified since 1995. She and J. Mark Lowe, CGSM, are directors of RIGS Alliance. She also serves on the board of the Georgia Genealogical Society and the Georgia chapter of the Trail of Tears Association.
Linda grew up in the town of Walpole, New Hampshire, and spent several adult years in Westborough, Massachusetts. She and her late husband moved to Georgia in 1985. Prior to entering into the genealogical community she taught high school mathematics for twenty-two years.
Drawing from her extensive research experience as a professional genealogist, she has developed a variety of lectures that are designed to meet the needs and diversity of her audiences. Where appropriate, case studies are woven into her lectures to provide the audience with concrete examples. As a publisher and author, Linda has gained experience with a variety of different and little-used record groups.
In addition to her activities of lecturing, researching, and publishing, Linda designs and maintains a number of web sites for genealogical and historical societies. Some of her past positions included treasurer and trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, secretary of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and trustee of the National Institute for Genealogical Research Alumni.
FGS 2011 Conference Appearances
- Friday, September 9, 2011, 8:00-9:00am
U.S. Territorial Papers, 1789-1873: Records of the Frontiersmen
Records, Records, Records
- Saturday, September 10, 2011, 8:00-9:00am
Writing and Sharing
- Saturday, September 10, 2011, 11:00am-12:00pm
Evidence: Guidelines for Evaluating Genealogical Sources
Strategies and Techniques
- Woodward-Geiger Website
- Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance, Inc.
- Trail of Tears Association, Georgia Chapter
- Friends of the National Archives-Southeast Region
This week's Society Spotlight features the Oklahoma Genealogical Society.
The Oklahoma Genealogical Society was established and incorporated as a nonprofit organization under the laws of the state of Oklahoma in 1955.
It was created to bring together interested persons for discussion and exchange of information, to study research methodology, to issue publications, to collect and preserve data and to assist members with their genealogical research and writing.
- Oklahoma Genealogical Society
Join Us Each Saturday Afternoon at FGS Radio
Tune in to FGS Radio – My Society each week to learn more about genealogy societies and join in a discussion of the issues impacting the genealogical community.