Thursday, August 11, 2011

FGS Radio - Self-Publishing for Genealogy Societies

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Saturday, August 13, 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 self-publishing and publishing-on-demand for genealogy societies.

Our special guest will be Kathryn M. Doyle, of the FGS-member society California Genealogical Society and Library in Oakland, California. Kathryn will tell us how CGSL has been able to move its current publications to a more efficient model using self-publishing platforms. We’ll also be speaking with George G. Morgan of Aha! Seminars, Inc. as our FGS 2011 Conference Speaker of the Week about upcoming presentations at the conference in Springfield, Illinois this September.

Guest: Kathryn Doyle

Communications Director for the California Genealogical Society and Library in Oakland, California, Kathryn edits the society's eNews and writes their award-winning blog. As a member of the Publications/Marketing Committee, she helps promote the society's events and oversees social networking.


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.

George G. Morgan

George G. Morgan is the president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents at local, state, national, and international genealogical conferences and at library continuing education events.

George is the prolific author of literally hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, in genealogical publications, and at online sites in the U.S., Canada, the U.K, Singapore, and elsewhere. His tenth book, the third edition of his How to Do Everything Genealogy, will be published by McGraw-Hill in January 2012.

He is Vice President of Membership for the Federation of Genealogical Societies and publicity director of the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and more than a many societies in the U.S. and the U.K.

George and Drew Smith produce The Genealogy GuysSM Podcast on the Internet at, the longest running genealogical podcast in the world, with thousands of listeners around the globe.

FGS 2011 Conference Appearances
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 11:00am-12:00pm
    How to Develop and Implement Affordable Membership Benefits
    Focus on Societies: Projects
  • Saturday, September 10, 2011, 9:30am-10:30am
    Successful Cemetery Stalking
    Records, Records, Records
  • Saturday, September 10, 2011, 3:30pm-4:30pm
    U.S. Census Agricultural Schedules: Placing Your Farming Ancestor in Context
    Records, Records, Records
Information and Links
  • The second edition of George’s How to Do Everything: Genealogy, published by McGraw-Hill, is available in both print and Kindle editions at ( and the print and Nook editions are available at Barnes & Noble (
  • George is available for speaking engagements, both in-person and via GoToMeeting. His full catalog of topics can be found at the Aha! Seminars website at

Society Spotlight

This week's Society Spotlight features the Fox Valley Genealogical Society (FVGS) Illinois.

The Fox Valley Genealogical Society is an incorporated, not-for-profit organization founded in 1981 in Naperville, DuPage County, Illinois. The purpose of the Society is:
  • To bring together persons who are researching in family history and to promote cooperation among them.
  • To educate others in methods and practices in genealogical research.
  • To inform people of the value of and the need for preserving family and local history for posterity.
  • To collect and preserve genealogical and historical data by publishing genealogical materials and articles.
  • To receive, hold, and invest monies, dues, gifts, sales, interest, etc., and to hold and administer property for the benefit of the Society and for its educational purpose.
Current on-going activities of the Society include:
  • Conducting genealogy classes, both beginning and intermediate
  • Sponsoring genealogy trips to libraries
  • Research and correspondence in response to genealogical queries
  • Morning Writing Group (MWG) meetings monthly
  • Evening Writing Group (EWG) meetings monthly
  • Scholarly Writing Group (SWG) meetings monthly
  • Sponsorship of an annual, educational workshop
  • Publication of Cemetery Readings
Current on-going special projects of the Society are:
  • West Aurora Cemetery Reading
  • Wheatland Township Cemetery Reading
  • Scotch Presbyterian Cemetery Reading
  • Zion Lutheran Cemetery Reading
  • Transcription/Index to Aurora, IL Masonic Temple Records
The FVGS holds 9 monthly general meetings on the 2nd Thursday, September through June (except December) at 7:30 PM in the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 South Eagle, Naperville, Illinois which provides lower-level inside parking. A journal named the Fox Tales is published quarterly. In addition, members receive an electronic newsletter monthly.


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