Monday, February 20, 2012

FGS Radio: Society Leadership: Presidents’ Day

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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 Society Leadership: Presidents’ Day. Our guests will be Sue Kaufman, President of the Texas State Genealogical Society, and Pat Oxley, president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. Together they will discuss this integral role on the board of most genealogical societies and how they overcame challenges to move their organizations forward. In addition, we’ll be featuring FGS member society, Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society, in our weekly Society Spotlight feature.

Guest: Sue Kaufman

Sue Kaufman is President of the Texas State Genealogical Society and Manager of the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research - Houston Public Library. She has served on many genealogical society boards including as a Director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies; as District Representative for the Texas State Genealogical Society and the Indiana Genealogical Society; as a Director with the Illinois State Genealogical Society; and served on local society boards. She is also a popular speaker at genealogical society meetings and workshops.


Guest: Pat Oxley

Pat is a Past President of the Austin Genealogical Society and began serving FGS by volunteering in the Federation's office in Austin. She has served on the FGS Board since May of 2005, when she was appointed after spending volunteer time serving as the Exhibits Chair at several conferences. In 2006 she was elected to the Board for a three year term. Since that time Pat has served on and chaired the Conference Planning Committee, the Booth Committee, and served on the Exhibits, 30th Anniversary, and Membership Committees. She was the National Co- Chair of the 2010 FGS Conference in Knoxville. In January of 2008 she was appointed to the position of Vice President, Administration. When the elected President stepped down in January of 2009 Pat took over as President and was re-elected to a second term.


Society Spotlight

This week's Society Spotlight features the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society.

Purpose: The Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society (C.O.G.S.) was organized September 1987 in Athens, Georgia (home of the University of Georgia). The goal of the organization is to help further individual genealogical research efforts, knowledge, and techniques by way of our general meetings, roundtables, workshops, special interest groups, field trips, publications, and quarterly newsletter. The Society also promotes the collection and preserving of information relative to Clarke and Oconee Counties and the surrounding areas.

Scope: Research materials and resources are not limited to Clarke and Oconee Counties or to the southeastern states as we realize that many people are researching other parts of the U.S. and the world. Working together, we are able to help these people locate local sources for the information they are seeking.

Mission: 1). Collect, preserve, and disseminate knowledge and information with reference to genealogical and related historical, biographical, and heraldic data; 2). Encourage accurate research in these fields; 3). Adhere to practices of accuracy and thoroughness in research; 4). Champion ethical standards and discourage and oppose incompetent and disreputable practices and researchers; 5). Foster careful documentation and scholarly writing; 6). Issue publications; and 7). Encourage and provide scholarly training for all interested in these endeavors.


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