Wednesday, August 24, 2011

FGS Radio - EasyNetSites: Websites for Genealogy Societies

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Saturday, August 27, 2011
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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 using the EasyNetSites platform to create dynamic genealogy society websites. Our special guest will be Tom Ryder, founder of EasyNetSites in Tampa, Florida. Tom will be discussing how societies can use the EasyNetSites platform to create a dynamic and affordable website for their organization. We’ll also be speaking with Amy Johnson Crow CG℠ as our FGS 2011 Conference Speaker of the Week about upcoming presentations at the conference in Springfield, Illinois this September.

CG, Certified Genealogist is a Service Mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists used under license after periodic evaluation by the Board.

Guest: Tom Ryder

Tom Ryder is the President of EasyNetSites. His company produces online tools for genealogical, historical and related organizations to maintain professional web presences without the need for technically proficient personnel.

Tom got his start in the online industry in 1992 when he opened PC Florida, an ANSI based bulletin board system (BBS). In 1996, he moved into software development and held positions in software design, development and testing which has provided him with solid experience in the many facets of the software development lifecycle. As an end-user oriented applications designer, Tom aims to create software that is easy to understand and simple to use.

Tom also owns Inet Avenues (est. 2004) which produces online software for water quality testing laboratories serving government agencies and private companies.

Website management tools for non-programmers. EasyNetSites solves your website puzzle by making you the webmaster. We put the creative power in your hands and your organization saves money. If you can fill out a simple form and click a mouse you have all the necessary skills to create, maintain and update your own website – whether your organization has 10 or 1000 members. With EasyNetSites you can have a full-featured website at a price any budget-conscious society can easily afford.

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.

Amy Johnson Crow CG

Amy Johnson Crow is a Certified Genealogist, researcher, editor, webmaster, and database developer. She is the webmaster for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and serves as a website and database consultant for several libraries and societies. Amy recently earned her Master of Library and Information Science degree at Kent State University, where she concentrated on digital libraries and digital preservation.

CG, Certified Genealogist is a Service Mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists used under license after periodic evaluation by the Board.

FGS 2011 Conference Appearances
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 11:00am-12:00pm
    Building an Effective Society Web Site
    Focus on Societies: Technology and Publishing
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 3:30pm-4:30pm
    Finding and Keeping Volunteers
    Focus on Societies: Organization
  • Friday, September 9, 2011, 8:00am-9:00am
    After Mustering Out: Researching Civil War Veterans
    Our Military Ancestors

Society Spotlight

This week's Society Spotlight features the St. Clair County (IL) Genealogical Society (SCCGS) in Illinois.

SCCGS was founded in 1977 and incorporated in 1978 in order to:
  • Preserve and perpetuate ancestral records for educational and historical purposes;
  • Encourage the study of family history and to teach the methods of genealogical research;
  • Promote genealogical publications;
  • Promote the preservation and safeguarding of genealogical data; and
  • Publish and circulate literature relative to the purposes and acquisitions of the 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.

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