Wednesday, March 14, 2012

FGS Radio: The 1940 US Census - How Your Genealogy Society Can Get Involved


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Saturday, March 17, 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 The 1940 US Census - How Your Genealogy Society Can Get Involved.

This week’s episode hosted by Thomas MacEntee is entitled The 1940 US Census - How Your Genealogy Society Can Get Involved. Our guest will be Jim Ericson, of FamilySearch which is one of the sponsors of the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project. Jim will discuss how your genealogy society and your members can get involved with indexing the 1940 US Census images when they are released on April 2, 2012. In addition, we’ll be featuring FGS member society, Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, in our weekly Society Spotlight feature. Tune in to FGS Radio – My Society each week to learn more about genealogy societies and join in a discussion of the issues impacting the genealogical community.

Guest: Jim Ericson

Jim Ericson is a senior product marketing manager for FamilySearch, where he provides marketing guidance for FamilySearch.org and helps recruit volunteers for online community efforts, including FamilySearch indexing. He is also responsible for making sure developers have a good experience at the RootsTech conference. During his career, Jim has combined marketing expertise with his passion for family history. He has spent several years promoting various online genealogy services, including Ancestry.com, OneGreatFamily and FamilyLink. An expert on social media and online video delivery, he loves using technology to reach new audiences. Prior to joining FamilySearch, he also served as vice president of marketing at Move Networks, where he helped launch the company’s streaming video services for clients that included ABC, FOX, CWTV, Warner Brothers, and ESPN. Jim currently lives with his wife and four children in Cedar Hills, Utah.

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Society Spotlight

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

The Wisconsin State Genealogical Society (WSGS) is a statewide genealogical organization. Founded in 1939, WSGS now has members both within and outside of Wisconsin.

WSGS is a non-stock, nonprofit Wisconsin corporation whose basic purpose is to encourage, facilitate and improve the quality of genealogical study in Wisconsin and about Wisconsin families. To these ends WSGS:
  • Collects and publishes genealogical and historical material related to Wisconsin families and their forebears
  • Conducts meetings and conferences for the instruction and interest of members
  • Encourages the establishment of genealogical collections in libraries throughout the state
  • Works to ensure public records in Wisconsin remain open for genealogical and historical research.
WSGS is proud to be a member of the Wisconsin Council for Local History, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and an organizational life member of the National Genealogical Society.

Guest - Mary Rieder, WSGS President

Mary Rieder has been the President of the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society since 2007. She grew up in Milwaukee and Grafton, Wisconsin, and has a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She enjoys researching the roots of her “American melting-pot” children who are German, Polish, English, Welsh, Dutch, Norwegian, Slovak and Bohemian.

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Join Us Each Saturday Afternoon at FGS Radio

Tune in to FGS Radio – My Society each week to learn more about genealogy societies and join in a discussion of the issues impacting the genealogical community.

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