Friday, February 10, 2012

RootsTech Resources for Genealogical Societies

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Saturday, February 11, 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 Thomas MacEntee is entitled RootsTech Resources for Genealogical Societies. Our guests will include: J. Paul Hawthorne, President of The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego; Tina Lyons, Vice President of the Indiana Genealogical Society; and Tony Hanson, webmaster and leader of the Technology Special Interest Group for the Dallas Genealogical Society. In addition, we’ll be featuring FGS member society, Nebraska State Genealogical Society, in our weekly Society Spotlight feature.


J. Paul Hawthorne

Paul always had a curiosity for his family ancestors from an early age. Asking questions from his grandparents and taking notes since 6th. grade, he eventually began going to the public library's to do more research. He started corresponding on genealogy message lists in the late 1990's and found many new cousins across the U.S. He has had a public tree online with since 2001 and now has over 2,500 people with sources. He recently became President of The Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego which focuses on computer software and practices combined with genealogy.


Tina Lyons

Tina Lyons is the current Vice President of the Indiana Genealogical Society. She lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana and researches at the Allen County Public Library frequently. Tina writes about her ancestors and genealogy adventures on her blog GenWishList.


Tony Hanson

Tony Hanson has been a Genealogist since 1999. He is active in the Dallas Genealogical Society where he serves as the group’s webmaster and as the leader of the Technology Special Interest Group. He received the groups ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award in 2010, and their web site won the Texas State Genealogical Society Website Design award in 2011. He has worked in a variety of technical roles for AT&T for the past 29 years.


Society Spotlight

This week's Society Spotlight features the Nebraska State Genealogical Society.

  • Organized: 1977
  • Membership Information: Individual $20.00 Family (Husband & Wife) $23.00 Sustaining (for the Philanthropist) $30.00 Institution $17.00 Foreign (non-U.S. residents) $25.00
  • Member: Benefits Surname & Lineage Files (Members are encouraged to file pedigree charts and surname cards. Members may request one free search of the surname file.) Microfilm Rental (Members may rent microfilm from the Society's collection.) Book Rental (Members may rent books and publications from the NSGS Library Collection) Nebraska Ancestree (quarterly) The New Brass Key (quarterly newsletter).
  • Periodical: Nebraska Ancestree. Published quarterly. Accepts advertising. Contains source materials; abstracts; free queries for members, etc. Some past issues are currently online. (see our webpage). The New Brass Key. Published quarterly. Published quarterly as an insert to the Nebraska Ancestree. It contains genealogical hints, aids, news, information on publications and NSGS acquistions.
  • Services: Specialty - Microfilm Rental: Holdings include Nebraska Federal Census, newspaper and marriage microfilm, etc.; Certificate - First Family - settled in Nebraska by 1867 Pioneer Family - settled in Nebr. in 1868-1879 Century Family - settled in Nebr. 100 years prior to application date


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