Friday, April 29, 2011

FGS Radio Now Available on iTunes


The new FGS Radio show - My Society - is now available for download via Apple's iTunes store. Shortly after each broadcast on Saturday afternoons at 1:00 pm Central, the recorded episode is posted at both the Blog Talk Radio website and on iTunes.

Click here to access FGS Radio on iTunes and enjoy the episodes on your iPod, iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Webinar: Social Networking for Genealogy Societies

Join us this Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 3:00 pm Central for a FREE webinar sponsored by FGS! Click here to register - space is filling up fast!
While thousands of genealogists and family historians have discovered new ways to expand and improve their genealogy endeavors using social networking, there is a dire need for genealogy societies to understand and begin using these same communication tools. This webinar will give genealogy society leaders and members an overview with real examples of how genealogy societies are successfully leveraging social media websites and applications to attract new members and expand their member services.
If you think Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites are “just for kids” then think again. Most businesses and non-profits are learning how to attract new customers and members merely by having a “presence” on many of these sites. In this webinar you’ll learn about the latest websites and tools available for free and how some genealogy societies are already using them.
These same societies are not only attracting new members but they are also effectively marketing their events and services to the genealogy community and beyond.
This webinar will be presented by FGS board member and nationally-recognized genealogy educator Thomas MacEntee. MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community.

Monday, April 25, 2011

FGS Radio - Genealogy Society Initiatives That Work!

Call In Number: +1 (619) 638-8565
Saturday, April 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 My Society, a new Internet radio show on Blog talk Radio presented by the Federation of Genealogical Societies on Saturday, April 30, 2011, starting at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, 12pm Mountain and 11am Pacific when this week we'll be discussing: Genealogy Society Initiatives That Work1

Our special guest leading this discussion will be Kathryn M. Doyle, of the FGS-member society California Genealogical Society and Library in Oakland, California. Kathryn will outline some recent CGSL initiatives, how they came about and more importantly, how they were carried out to completion!
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.
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My Society will also feature a member society of FGS during the broadcast. Please join us for great conversation and an exchange of ideas concerning genealogy societies every Saturday afternoon!  

Friday, April 22, 2011

Federation of Genealogical Societies Board Appointments

For Immediate Release
April 22, 2011

FEDERATION OF GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES BOARD APPOINTMENTS
Thomas MacEntee and Randy Whited Named Directors

April 22, 2011 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces that Thomas MacEntee and Randy Whited have recently been appointed to its Board of Directors.
MacEntee will fill the unexpired term as Director (2013) recently held by Bobbi King who has resigned from the FGS Board. In addition, Randy Whited will complete MacEntee’s unexpired term as Director by Presidential Appointment (2011). King recently resigned from the Board of Directors in order to address other priorities. Her hard work and eagerness to help will be missed, but FGS looks forward to King remaining an important part of the organization as a non-board member.

Thomas MacEntee

Thomas MacEntee is a professional genealogist well-known for his focus on social media and technology. The founder of the GeneaBloggers.com website, MacEntee has been at the forefront of several new initiatives in the genealogy community including the use of virtual presentations/webinars to deliver genealogy-related educational content and Internet-based radio to reach out to new audiences interested in family history.

Randy Whited

Randy W. Whited, an avid genealogist for over 25 years, is an active member of several Texas genealogical organizations. As a member of the Austin Genealogical Society since 2005, Randy has been involved with the Society by teaching beginner’s classes, leading monthly and special programs and is currently serving a second term on its Board of Directors. Randy is in his fourth year as Editor of the AGS Quarterly, for which he has twice been honored by the Texas State Genealogical Society. Randy is also serving as 2nd Vice President of the Williamson County Genealogical Society and is frequently a speaker there. A lifelong Texan, Randy is an alumnus of the University of Texas, having graduated with a BA in Astronomy. He resides in Pflugerville, Texas with his wife and twin daughters.

Pat Oxley, President of FGS states, “I am thrilled to extend Thomas MacEntee’s Director position to a nearly full three year term and feel the talents and skill set he brings to FGS and the genealogy community are priceless as we continue to expand the FGS Technology initiative and our market presence. As well, Randy Whited will be an extremely talented addition to the FGS board with his experience with publications, technology and his strong interest in outreach.”

About the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was founded in 1976 and represents the members of hundreds of genealogical societies. FGS links the genealogical community by helping genealogical societies strengthen and grow through resources available online, FGS Forum magazine (filled with articles pertaining to society management and genealogical news), and Society Strategy Series papers, covering topics about effectively operating a genealogical society. FGS also links the genealogical community through its annual conference -- four days of excellent lectures, including one full day devoted to society management topics. To learn more visit http://www.fgs.org.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bringing Genealogy Societies into the 21st Century - FGS Radio

Call In Number: +1 (619) 638-8565
Saturday, April 23, 2011
2-3pm Eastern US
1-2pm Central US
12-1pm Mountain US
11am-12pm Pacific US
Join us for the premiere episode of My Society, a new Internet radio show on Blog talk Radio presented by the Federation of Genealogical Societies on Saturday, April 23, 2011 starting at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, 12pm Mountain and 11am Pacific when this week we'll be discussing bringing genealogy societies into the 21st century.
Our special guest leading this discussion will be Curt B. Witcher, Senior Manager for Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, IN where he manages The Genealogy Center, serves as general curator for that institution’s Rare and Fine Book Collection as well as the institutional archives, and is the Supervisor for the newly acquired Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection.  Curt is the project lead on the library’s digitization initiatives--initiatives that include partnerships with the Internet Archive, ProQuest, Footnote, and WeRelate as well as growing a site of free, searchable data files at GenealogyCenter.org. He is a former president of both the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Genealogical Society, and the founding president of the Indiana Genealogical Society.
Curt was distinguished in 1995 as a fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association (FUGA) and received the Federation of Genealogical Societies' Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern Humanitarian Award, in 1997.  Curt was recognized in 2006 by being named the first fellow of the Indiana Genealogical Society.  He was honored in May of 2007 with the National Genealogical Society’s P. William Filby award for outstanding, life-time contributions to genealogical librarianship.
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My Society will also feature a member society of FGS during the broadcast. Please join us for great conversation and an exchange of ideas concerning genealogy societies every Saturday afternoon!  

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Federation of Genealogical Societies Radio Debut - My Society

For Immediate Release
April 20, 2011

FEDERATION OF GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES RADIO DEBUT
Special Guest Curt Witcher to Discuss 21st Century Genealogy Societies

April 20, 2011 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the debut of My Society, the first Internet radio show dedicated solely to genealogy societies. Broadcast weekly each Saturday at 1:00 pm Central, My Society will host discussions of genealogy society topics with a variety of guests including well-known genealogists and genealogy community leaders. This unique media outlet can be accessed at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mysociety.

Debut Episode of My Society with Special Guest Curt Witcher

On Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm Central, Curt Witcher, Senior Manager for Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library, will be the special guest on My Society hosted by FGS board member Thomas MacEntee. Witcher, who is also a former president of both FGS and the National Genealogical Society as well as the founding president of the Indiana Genealogical Society, will discuss bringing genealogy societies into the 21st century.

Internet Radio and FGS

Each week, My Society will focus on a selected topic relevant to genealogy society management and the role societies play within the genealogy community. Future topics will discuss increasing membership, developing a social media and Internet presence, member services, and more. In addition, each episode of My Society will spotlight a member society of FGS and discuss their various programs and offerings. Using the Blog Talk Radio platform, listeners will not only be able to hear a live broadcast, but they will also be able to call in and speak with the show’s host and guests to discuss their own genealogy societies.

George G. Morgan, FGS Vice President-Membership and veteran genealogy podcaster notes: “FGS strives to provide information and value to its members and to the entire genealogical community. We recently announced the FGS series of webinars, beginning on April 30th. However, we are also significantly expanding our offerings in 2011 to include the launch of regularly scheduled, live FGS Radio broadcasts over the Internet. These program will feature leaders in the genealogical field, and genealogical and historical societies sharing their success stories and best practices. Listeners can call in with their questions and comments. The programs will be recorded and made available for free download at the FGS website. We are very excited and proud about this new offering and look forward to expanding communication in the genealogy community.”

About the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was founded in 1976 and represents the members of hundreds of genealogical societies. FGS links the genealogical community by helping genealogical societies strengthen and grow through resources available online, FGS Forum magazine (filled with articles pertaining to society management and genealogical news), and Society Strategy Series papers, covering topics about effectively operating a genealogical society. FGS also links the genealogical community through its annual conference -- four days of excellent lectures, including one full day devoted to society management topics. To learn more visit http://www.fgs.org.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

FGS Award Nominations - Deadline: June 1

Each year at the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, awards are given to genealogical societies and members of societies for outstanding or notable service to the genealogical community. This year awards will be presented at the Keynote Session on Thursday morning. These and some other awards are also announced in the FGS FORUM.

You are encouraged to nominate individuals or societies to receive these awards of recognition. You know the societies and the people who make up those organizations. You know the activities/projects that an individual or society has successfully undertaken. These are the people, the societies, and the activities FGS is looking to offer gratitude to with these awards. Note: only FGS-member societies and individual members of FGS-member societies can be nominated for the FGS Awards.

  • Certificate of Appreciation: Individual or organization in thanks for duty in exemplary or outstanding manner.
  • Award of Merit: Individual or organization for meritorious service or distinguished work in genealogy and family history.
  • President's Citation: Individual or organization to whose contributions or service to FGS or the genealogical community are singled out for recognition by the FGS President.
  • Delegate Award: Individual Delegate of a member society in recognition of exemplary service to FGS as a member of an FGS standing committee or as an active participant in an FGS project.
  • Distinguished Service Award: Individual or organizational recognition of outstanding service to FGS or to a member society. The organization must be a member of FGS, and the individual must be a member of an FGS member society.
  • Director's Award: Individual or organizational recognition of both exceptional contributions to the field of genealogy and family history, and extra-mile efforts to promote good will and improve services.
  • George E. Williams Award: Individual with outstanding contributions within a single year to FGS, a member organization, or both.
  • David S. Vogels Award: Individual for recognition of outstanding career contributions to FGS.
  • Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern Humanitarian Award: To a rare individual for lifetime contributions and whose positive personal influence and example have fostered unity in the genealogical community, provided leadership to its individual members, and helped make family history a vital force in the community at large.
  • Archives Award: Individual or organizational recognition of exceptional contributions in the area of archival access, preservation, or services.
Any member of the public can make a nomination - you do not need to be a member of a FGS-member society in order to make a nomination. More information about the awards and a link to a submission form can be found at the FGS website: http://www.fgs.org/awards/index.php.

The deadline for submission of awards for 2011 is 1 June 2011.

Tri-City Genealogical Society (Richland, Washington) Hosts September 16-17, 2011 Event

Join the Tri-City Genealogical Society (TCGS) for "Building Ancestral Bridges" with featured speaker, Patricia Walls Stamm, CG, CGL at the Washington State Genealogical Society’s 2011 Annual Conference, hosted by TCGS. Patricia Walls Stamm will present 1 topic Friday night with Dinner, and 3 more topics Saturday w/lunch. 15 Breakout session choices will be available for 3 more classes. Leland Meitzler and approximately 10 other vendors are planned. Latest details at www.tricitygenealogicalsociety.org.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

FGS Announces Webinar Series

FEDERATION OF GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES WEBINAR SERIES
Society Management Education Delivered Online

April 16, 2011 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces its new series of genealogy society management education delivered online in webinar format. As part of its new online education initiative, FGS will offer webinars both free to the public and to its member societies via the popular GoToWebinar® platform which can accommodate up to 1,000 participants. FGS members will have access to recorded webinars and syllabus materials at the members-only section of the FGS website at http://www.fgs.org.

Social Networking for Genealogy Societies

The first webinar, Social Networking for Genealogy Societies, will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 and is free to the public. FGS Board member Thomas MacEntee will demonstrate how genealogy societies are currently leveraging the power of Facebook, Twitter and blogs to expand their online presence and recruit new members. Register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/401693254.

Future Webinar Topics

FGS plans to offer a wide variety of webinars focusing on society management topics over the next few months. Some of the most recognized names in genealogy education including D. Joshua Taylor, George Morgan and Drew Smith will develop and deliver these presentations in a convenient online setting. Topics will include:

  • Administration and Member Services: Joining a Genealogical Society; How to Promote Volunteerism in Your Society; How to Create a Member Handbook; Developing an Excellent and Cost-Effective Educational Programs for Your Society; and Using Bylaws to Focus and Motivate Your Society.
  • Marketing: Developing a Publicity and Marketing Plan; Methods for Promoting Your Society’s Meetings; Developing a Social Media Plan; Creating a Facebook Page; Creating and Using a Twitter Account; Your Society's Next Generation: Reaching Out to New Communities; and Creating an Effective Press Release.
  • Technology: How to Attend a Webinar; How to Host a Webinar; Google Docs for Societies; Google Forms for Societies; Backing Up Your Society Data; Creating a Free Website for Your Society; and Creating a Blog for Your Society.
  • Finances and Fundraising: Complying with IRS Filing and Reporting Requirements for Your Non-Profit Society; Society Fundraising Through Affiliate Marketing; and How to Set Up and Use a PayPal Account.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

iArchives Announces Collaboration With the Federation of Genealogical Societies to Digitize 7.2 Million Pages of Pension Applications From the War of 1812

Footnote.com Will Be the First Online Home of the Digital Pension Applications

April 12, 2011 7:37 PM EDT

LINDON, UT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/12/11 -- iArchives today announced a collaboration with the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) to digitize 180,000 pension applications, or an estimated 7.2 million pages of War of 1812 Pension Applications and Bounty Land Warrants. The collection will be available on iArchives' military records website, Footnote.com, home of more than 72 million historical records.

The multi-year project will consist of scanning the pension files at the National Archives in Washington D.C. and creating a searchable index to the digital images. FGS has targeted the War of 1812 Pension Applications as a high priority project based on the value of the content for genealogists as well as the importance of preserving the fragile records.

"Our goal with any collaboration is to honor our nation's heritage by preserving the records of our past," said Patricia Oxley, President of FGS. "In the specific case of the War of 1812 pension records, there is an added priority due to their frail state where not acting may mean sacrificing these for future generations."

With the burden of proof on the applicant to qualify for a pension, those applying proved participation in the war by including dozens of vividly descriptive pages. Details recorded include military battle stories, service dates, mentions of fellow soldiers, family relations, marriages, widows' maiden names and many other clues significant to researchers. The breadth of information allows the pension files to tell the richest story of that time period.

"The most popular database on Footnote.com today is the Revolutionary War Pensions which is very similar content," said Brian Hansen, General Manager at Footnote.com. "Our users have been asking for the War of 1812 pension records for some time, and I expect this collection to be very popular based on the rich war time detail it contains. We are pleased to make these records available for free on Footnote.com as a result of FGS fundraising efforts to subsidize the production cost."

FGS is proud to be leading the national fundraising to support this project and is actively seeking donations from genealogical and historical societies, patriotic and military heritage societies, as well as interested corporations and individuals. iArchives is providing a dollar-for-dollar match of each donation through a provision of services. To learn more and contribute to the project, visit www.fgs.org/1812.

About iArchives 

iArchives is a leading digitization service provider and subsidiary of Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM). The company operates Footnote.com, the leading U.S. military record resource on the web with more than 72 million records online. The site provides searchable original documents, providing subscribers with a view of the events, places and people in the conflicts that shaped the American nation and the world. For more information, visit www.footnote.com.

About FGS 

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), founded in 1976, links the genealogical community by serving the needs of its member societies, providing products and services needed by member societies, and marshaling the resources of its member organizations. FGS represents the members of hundreds of genealogical societies and engages in projects that help genealogical societies strengthen and grow as well as call attention to records preservation and access issues. FGS can be found on the web at www.FGS.org.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Southern California Genealogical Society's Jamboree - Events for Societies

SCGS has sent out the following notice:

Dear Fellow Society Leaders:

We are fast approaching another successful Genealogy Jamboree, and we are looking forward to working with you to make it the best event ever. This email contains several ways for your genealogical, historical or family heritage society to participate in Jamboree at little or no cost.

Before we get into the meat of the email, we're asking you to help us spread the news. Please forward this to your society's members and others who may be interested. Thank you in advance for your help.

FREE Society Workshop Friday morning. Thanks to sponsorships provided by the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the California State Genealogical Alliance, we are pleased to offer the first-ever Society workshop during JamboFREE Friday morning. Three highly respected speakers will deliver these outstanding presentations:

George G. Morgan: "The Shape of the 21st Genealogical Society." Genealogical societies must adopt new strategies and modern technologies and adapt to today's trends, to attract new members, and to grow and expand. This session will describe and illustrate how modern societies have evolved and implemented new ideas to grow and succeed.

Cath Madden Trindle, CG: "But It's My Family! Copyright Issues for Genealogists." Whether writing or collecting a family history, editing a family or society newsletter, this session offers a discussion of current US copyright law, International copyright, pending legislation, fair use, court actions and ethical issues of copying and sharing genealogical information electronically or in print.

Jana Sloan Broglin, CG: "Program Program, Git Yer Program." Is your society striking out for ideas for meetings? Is attendance down in your "ballpark?" Are your lectures hitting home runs? Find out how to hit a home run at each meeting or seminar. Included are discussions are the details: contracts, advertising, equipment, room set-up, and "housing" of the speaker. A sample society-speaker contract will be included in the handout. Bring your ideas on finding great speakers who'll stay within your education budget.

The Society Workshop runs from 8:30am to 12noon and is limited to 200 attendees. Preregistration is requested.

Saturday Society Breakfast. Thomas MacEntee, publicity chair for the FGS Conference and Illinois Genealogical Society, will share his vast experience with social media tools such as blogs, Twitter and Facebook. New marketing techniques have taken on new power in the 21st century. Learn how to harness the power of these methods to market your genealogical society. In-person attendance is limited to 100, but we will also be offering the session as a FREE webinar. You'll miss the calories from the yummy breakfast, but that's all you'll miss. Reserve your webinar seat now at

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/653515569

Saturday Night Banquet. You may have heard about the fiery presentation that Curt Witcher gave at the recent RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake. That presentation made him one of the hottest speakers going, and we have him! Saturday night's banquet will feature Curt B. Witcher, MLS, FUGA, FIGS - "The High Tech and High Touch of 21st Century Genealogy" -- A look at how technology has changed the face of genealogy, and how we can use to do better research and make our societies more successful. Learn how these changes will affect the way that we will be researching in the future. This is one presentation that every genealogist and every society leader should see. The banquet is open to attendees as well as those who are not attending Jamboree. Preregistration is required.

Have an in-person presence at Jamboree for FREE. Issue: We know that no matter how much your society wants to have a table at Jamboree, it is sometimes difficult to pay the table fee and get volunteers to commit to staff the exhibit booth throughout the long Jamboree weekend. Solution: At Jamboree's new feature, Society Row, your society can have a 6' table in the Convention Center main foyer for one day at no cost. You can distribute literature, sign up new members, and, as long as you have a California sales tax permit, can even sell publications.

Details:
Jamboree will have four tables available June 10th, 11th, and 12th. A society can have one free table on their choice of days (Thurs., Fri. or Sat.) Electricity and internet costs are set by the Marriott and are not covered by this offer. Tables must be staffed throughout the day, according to these hours:

Friday: 12noon to 6pm (set up at 11am)
Saturday: 8am to 6pm (set up at 7am)
Sunday: 8am to 3pm (set up at 7am)

Society Row volunteers will not be required to purchase a registration to Jamboree unless they wish to attend class sessions. Societies must contact Leo Myers at leo.myers44@gmail.com to reserve a table. Tables will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Make Jamboree a Group Event for Your Society

Have you thought about putting together a bus trip or group activity for your organization's members? We'll work with you to help organize the trip. If your society is at least 100 miles from Burbank, we'll give you one basic registration for free for every 10 people in your group. The San Diego Genealogical Society has organized such an event for the past few years. They take the Coastliner train to and from San Diego and they have a great time. If you're interested in putting together a group, contact us at SCGSJamboree@gmail.com and we'll help. Put "Group Tour" in the subject line.

Syllabus Advertising, Freebie Table and Door Prize Donation

We still have room for ads in our syllabus. Ads will appear in the printed copy in black and white; ads in the syllabus will appear in either color or black and white. Camera- ready art must be submitted to by April 20, 2011. Details on ad costs can be found here.

Our freebie table is a popular resource for our attendees as well as societies. Please send your brochures, membership materials and other information. We'll put it on our freebie table. Send materials to Jamboree Freebie Table, SCGS, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504. Material should arrive by June 1, 2011.

To receive mention in our syllabus and announcements during Jamboree, think about donating a membership for our door prize drawings.

Revised Schedule Available

The updated schedule is available online at our new Jamboree website, www.genealogyjamboree.com. The summary of the schedule is posted on the web page, and you can click to download* each day's schedule, complete with session descriptions, geographic areas and records included in the presentation, and the experience level best suited for each class.

We are looking forward to welcoming your society to Jamboree. Let's succeed together!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Special GeneaBloggers Radio Broadcast from NERGC

[Editor's Note: the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium, Inc. will be holding its bi-annual conference beginning Thursday, April 7, 2011 through Saturday, April 9, 2011 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Many FGS member-societies are part of the consortium.]

GeneaBloggers Radio will be hosting a special one-hour broadcast live from the New England Regional Genealogical Conference on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 6pm Eastern.  Here are the details from GeneaBloggers with information on how you can listen in live or catch the archived broadcast at a later date:

Join us for a special "conference edition" of GeneaBloggers Radio on Thursday, April 7, 2011 starting at a special time: 6pm Eastern, 5pm Central, 4pm Mountain and 3pm Pacific when we’ll be broadcasting with special guests from the New England Regional Genealogical Conference in Springfield, Massachusetts.

New England Regional Genealogical Conference

Held every two years, the New England Regional Genealogical Conference this year is coming from Springfield, Massachusetts. Join us as we report live from the conference!

Special Guests: Dick Eastman and Elissa Scalise Powell CG

Our live guests will include Dick Eastman of Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, Elissa Scalise Powell, CG of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and many of the exhibitors at the NERGC conference.

The Buzz of the Exhibit Hall

A special thanks to Sharon Sergeant of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council for helping to organize this episode, get the word out to exhibitors and attendees, and for coming up with the “conference” episode concept.

And, as usual, you never know what other aspects of genealogy and family history we’ll discuss at GeneaBloggers Radio so tune in!

How It Works

GeneaBloggers Blog Talk Radio

So here is how it all works:
  1. Visit the GeneaBloggers page at Blog Talk Radio.
  2. Click on the Upcoming Episode entitled "Special New England Regional Genealogical Conference Broadcast"
  3. Then you can sign up for updates and reminders.
  4. At 5:00 pm CDT on Thursday, April 7, 2011, listen in at the Blog Talk Radio website. The player should start automatically - you will need to turn on your computer speakers or use your headphones.
  5. If you want to dial in and share your thoughts and comments, the dial-in number is +1 (213) 286-6709. You can also use your Skype account to call in - click here for instructions.
  6. There will also be a chat room on that same page where you can type and interact with other listeners. [Note: you must have an account at Blog Talk Radio and sign in to access the chat room!] I often take cues and suggestions from the chat room so don't be shy!
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