Friday, July 29, 2011

FGS Radio - Web-based Fundraising Opportunities

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Saturday, July 30, 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 show focusing on how your genealogy society can employ some simple yet effective techniques to raise money for your group.


Mark Olsen
Online Marketing Manager -

Mark Olsen is the Online Marketing Manager for He is currently putting Google Plus and Hangout through the wringer. He has organized a worldwide Marathon Hangout now in its 11th day to prove the value of the Hangout in the Genealogy World. He likes what he sees so far and has big plans for Google Plus.


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.

Cath Madden Trindle, CG

Cath Madden Trindle, a certified genealogist, earned a Certificate of European Research from BYU and a Certificate in Genealogical Studies-Librarianship from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies. A retired financial system consultant she is currently Treasurer of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. Cath writes regular copyright and society strategy columns for the CSGA newsletter and has helped design and implement the online California Research Aid. As Publication Chair for SMCGS she has edited the San Mateo County Naturalization Index Series, the Schellens indexing project, and coauthored the SMCGS Tree Climbing Guides. She is working to coordinate California projects with FamilySearch. A first generation Californian, Cath has limited her client research to Northern California, however, speaking engagements also focus on the records of Ireland and Scotland, Canada, probate and land records and genealogical storytelling. Speaking engagements include societies throughout Northern California, SCGS Jamboree, the Salt Lake Institute and FGS.

FGS 2011 Conference Appearances
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 9:30-10:30am
    But It's My Family: Copyright Issues for Genealogists
    Focus on Societies: Technology and Publishing
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 2:00-3:00pm
    Fiscal Considerations for Your Non-Profit Society Board
    Focus on Societies: Organization
  • Thursday, September 8, 2011, 2:00-3:00pm
    Building a House History
    Strategies and Techniques
  • Saturday, September 10, 2011, 8:00-9:00am
    Land, Tax, and Court Records: Used Together Enhance Genealogical Data
    Family History Essentials

  • California State Genealogical Alliance - California Research Guide (click on a county on the map)

Society Spotlight

This week's Society Spotlight features the Indiana Genealogical Society.

The Indiana Genealogical Society was formed in 1989 to foster an interest in all people who contributed to the establishment and perpetuation of the state of Indiana, particularly early settlers. We strive to help preserve and publish materials relating to the people who settled this state.

Our current projects include a Records Preservation Project in Hendricks County, where we are preserving and digitizing Hendricks County probate records that date back to the county's founding in the early 1800's.

We are also supporting the efforts to digitize War of 1812 pension files and put them online for free access by sponsoring a $10,000 Match Challenge, where we are MATCHING any donation made, up to $10,000. recently announced it will also match ALL donations, meaning that any donation you make to the $10,000 Match Challenge will actually be QUADRUPLED!

Since 2008, the Indiana Genealogical Society has been making Indiana’s historical records more accessible to the public by putting them online. We have more than 500,000 records.

Members of the Indiana Genealogical Society receive access to our growing collection of databases. We currently have 628 databases, representing all 92 Indiana counties. We add more databases all the time.
Members of the Indiana Genealogical Society also receive electronic delivery of our publications, IGS Newsletter and Indiana Genealogist. IGS Newsletter contains news items from across the state. Indiana Genealogist contains record abstracts and helpful articles relating to Indiana genealogy research.


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.

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