Friday, August 5, 2011

FGS Radio - Creating a Social Media Plan

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Saturday, August 6, 2011
2-3pm Eastern US
1-2pm Central US
12-1pm Mountain US
11am-12pm Pacific 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 Thomas MacEntee will be hosting a show focusing on social media and how your society can create a social media plan to move forward.

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.


Rev. Dr. David McDonald, CG

David McDonald, CG, a native of Springfield, Illinois, has more than 30 years' experience as a genealogist. He is the principal of Old Northwest Research, LLC, concentrating on states of the Midwest, colonial New England, Virginia and the upper South, and research in Great Britain.. He first earned his BCG credential in 2004, which was renewed in 2009. He now serves as the Board's president. Since 2007, Dave's been a director of the National Genealogical Society. He edited the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society's Newsletter for two years He is a member of a number of genealogical societies, and is an active participant in a number of lineage societies. He lives near Madison, Wisconsin, where he is a minister in the United Church of Christ. His wife, Dr. Jennet Shepherd, is an optometrist; they have three college-aged children.

CGsm and Certified Genealogistsm are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and are used under license by Board-certified associates after periodic competency evaluations.

FGS 2011 Conference Appearances
  • Thursday, September 8, 2011, 11:00am-12:00pm
    Illinois Migration & Settlement Patterns
    In the Heartland
  • Thursday, September 8, 2011, 3:30-4:30pm
    Iowa History and Resources
    In the Heartland
  • Friday, September 9, 2011, 8:00-10:30am
    BCG Certification Seminar
    Sponsored by Board for Certification of Genealogists
    Strategies and Techniques
  • Friday, September 9, 2011, 11:00am-12:00pm
    Wisconsin: History and Resources for Genealogists
    In the Heartland
  • Saturday, September 10, 2011, 2:00-3:00pm
    The Lincolns: An Extraordinary Family's Typical Story
    Sponsored by New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
    In the Heartland
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Society Spotlight

This week's Society Spotlight features the Afro-American Genealogical & Historical Society of Chicago (AAGHSC).

Founded in 1979, the Society immediately set out to gather and publicize information on the history and genealogy of Africans in America. Monthly meetings permitted members to share important genealogical finds, to attend classes on research techniques, and to hear speakers on genealogical subjects. The column “Afro-American Roots” began to appear in 1982 in the Chicago Defender, written by Dr. Adlean Harris, one of the founders. In about 1984, the society began to present an annual workshop featuring speakers from across the nation who specialize in historical research. The Society began in 1989 to sponsor research trips to various important libraries and archives nation-wide. Subsequently, its members have formed state study groups to focus on the different types of records maintained by different states.

The society has established several programs for youth to engage in family research, most recently, the Genealogy for Kids program. The Black Churches Project, in progress, entails cataloging records of black churches in existence before 1930.

The society has compiled a surname registry, and its members published a book indexing burials in Chicago’s African-American Lincoln Cemetery. Members have published a wide variety of other books, from Tony Burrough’s Black Roots to family histories, manuals and other indexing projects, as well as numerous articles in genealogical journals and newsletters. A quarterly newsletter enjoys nationwide distribution.

The society has approximately 200 members, many of whom live in distant cities. Visitors to its annual conference have been inspired to start Afro-American genealogical societies in their own hometowns. Through research, members have been able to discover truths about American and African-American history not available elsewhere.

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