Monday, August 29, 2011

FGS Radio - Digital Publishing for Preservation and Community Building

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Saturday, September 3, 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’s episode hosted by Thomas MacEntee is entitled Digital Publishing for Preservation and Community Building. Our special guest will be Mark Weaver of Mark will discuss how digital publishing can be used to achieve society’s goals – both in terms of needing to preserve your historical documents but also leverage published content to better serve and promote your society. He will also introduce Ancestry’s fledgling Ancestry Content Publisher program and share examples of how it’s being used today by various institutions to provide open access to its collections and increase reach to potential members.. We’ll also be speaking with Debbie Mieszala CG℠ as our FGS 2011 Conference Speaker of the Week about upcoming presentations at the conference in Springfield, Illinois this September. And finally we’ll be highlighting the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies in our weekly Society Spotlight feature.

CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists used under license after periodic evaluation by the Board.

Guest: Mark Weaver

Mark is a Project Manager and has been with for nearly six years. He worked for a number of years on the Ancestry World Archives Project and now brings his expertise from that development team to the Ancestry Content Publisher Program. Prior to, Mark was a manager at AOL in their vast Member Services department. He earned an MBA from Weber State University and did his undergraduate studies at Utah State University. Outside of work, he and his wife Jesslyn are kept busy with three beautiful girls ages 4 and twins that are 2.


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.

Debbie Mieszala CG

Debbie Mieszala is a Certified GenealogistSM specializing in forensic genealogy, 20th century research, and the Midwest. She does genealogical research for the military to help locate family members of service members missing in past wars, and formerly did adoption-related research as a Confidential Intermediary in Illinois. A national-level lecturer and author, she has taught at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and been published in NGS Magazine, The Digital Genealogist, and OnBoard!. As a member of the BCG Outreach Committee, she writes press releases on newly certified genealogists. Debbie has attended IGHR and NIGR, and recently earned a certificate in paralegal studies.

CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists used under license after periodic evaluation by the Board.

FGS 2011 Conference Appearances

  • Thursday, September 8, 2011, 3:30-4:30pm
    The Curious Case of the Disappearing Dude
    Family History Essentials
  • Friday, September 9, 2011, 5:00-6:00pm
    Lessons from a Snoop: Collaterals and Associates
    Strategies and Techniques
  • Saturday, September 10, 2011, 9:30-10:30am
    Options in Post-Adoption Research
    Strategies and Techniques


Society Spotlight

This week's Society Spotlight features the Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies.

The Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies (CCGS) was established in 1980 as a non-profit organization to facilitate cooperation among heritage-related organizations. In 1998, the Council proudly served as the host for the National Genealogical Society's Conference in the States.

The Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies (CCGS) addresses the needs and interests of the Colorado genealogical community through cooperation among, and support of, member organizations.


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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