Sunday, January 29, 2012

Experience FGS Society Central LIVE During RootsTech

Discuss Genealogy Society Issues with Genealogy Leaders at the FGS Booth

January 30, 2012– Austin, TX: The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces a new feature at during RootsTech this year: FGS Society Central LIVE!

Stop by the FGS booth in the Expo Hall starting Thursday, February 2, 2012 and spend time with a variety of FGS board members who are leaders in the genealogy community. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss issues ranging from technology to attracting new society members.

FGS Society Central LIVE sessions are not “formal” lectures but casual conversations with subject matter experts. Show up at the FGS booth with your questions and get advice that you can take back home to your genealogy society.

The FGS Society Central LIVE schedule includes these sessions:
  • Going Green: Convincing Your Society to Go Digital with Randy Whited
    Thursday February 2, 2012, 9:45 a.m. − 10:45 a.m.
  • Tech Initiatives to Jump Start Your Society with Thomas MacEntee
    Friday February 3, 2012, 10:00 a.m. − 11:00 a.m.
  • Volunteers for Your Society's Tech Projects: Finding, Keeping, and Motivating with Paula Stuart-Warren
    Friday February 3, 2012, 2:00 p.m. − 3:00 p.m.
  • Youth, Technology, and Your Society with D. Joshua Taylor
    Friday, February 3, 2012, 3:00 p.m. − 4:00 p.m.
  • Why Your Society Needs a Computer Interest Group with Drew Smith
    Saturday, February 4, 2012, 10:00 a.m. − 11:00 a.m.
  • War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions Project with Curt B. Witcher
    (please stop by the FGS Booth for info on the exact date and time)
Even if you don’t have time to attend a session, please take a minute to stop by the FGS booth in the Expo Hall and say hello during RootsTech!


  1. Is there any way that those of us who aren't at RootsTech can get a summary of these Sessions? I think this info could help a great number of us. Thank you.

  2. Karen

    You can find the following at the RootsTech site

    Live stream recaps on the home page.

    Syllabus on the downloads page:


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