Friday, January 6, 2012

FGS Radio - New Year, New Board Members

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Saturday, January 7, 2012
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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’s episode hosted by Randy Whited is entitled New Year, New Board Members. Our guests will include Polly FitzGerald Kimmitt, president of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council (MGC) and editor of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Voice Newsletter. In addition, we’ll be highlighting FGS member society, Clallam County Genealogical Society (Washington) in our weekly Society Spotlight feature.

Guest: Polly FitzGerald Kimmitt

Polly FitzGerald Kimmitt owns Kimmitt Genealogical Research in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. She is a Certified Genealogist, and has been an associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) since January, 2009. A case worker at the American History Company, working under contract for the US Army, she is responsible for locating families of servicemen lost in previous conflicts. She is president of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council (MGC). She is the editor of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Voice Newsletter and currently serves on the FGS Membership, Nominating and Conference Planning Committees. She has served on the Professional Issues Committee of the APG (2010-11), and as president of the New England Chapter of APG (2009). Among other professional associations, she was regent of the Col. Timothy Bigelow Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in Worcester (2007-2009).

A native of Scituate, Massachusetts, her genealogical research specialization is Massachusetts, with focus on immigration and migration. She speaks Italian and French, as well as her native English. She is a 1978 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a member of the Mayflower Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts.


Society Spotlight

This week's Society Spotlight features the Clallam County Genealogical Society (Washington)

The Clallam County Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection and preservation of genealogical materials, and to providing supportive and educational opportunities for those who are involved in genealogical research.

From the CCGS Website:
Do you have ancestors from Clallam County? Our research library has extensive information regarding Clallam County families, and our volunteers are here to assist you.
Our volunteers enjoy a good working relationship with the Clallam County Historical Society and have accessibility to their records also. 
Even if you don’t have any Clallam County roots we offer our assistance to anyone beginning a family search, or to those of you who may need some new ideas and support along the way.
Enjoy our new website it will keep you up to date on local events, classes, seminars, trips, a growing library book index, new database subscriptions and more, all which will help you with your research.

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