Wednesday, June 6, 2012

FGS Radio: RPAC - Records Preservation and Access Committee

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Saturday, June 9, 2012
2-3pm Eastern US
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12-1pm Mountain US
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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 Records Preservation and Access Committee. Our guest will be Teri Flack, the chair of the Texas State Genealogical Society’s Records Preservation and Access Committee and the state liaison to the national Records Preservation and Access Committee. We will be discussing the work that RPAC does as well as how your society can get involved. Our FGS 2012 Conference speaker showcase will be on Frazine Taylor, former Head of Reference for the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH). We will also be featuring FGS member society Niagara County 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: Teri Flack

A 6th generation Texan, Teri E. Flack has been researching her family history for over 25 years. She’s the chair of the Texas State Genealogical Society’s Records Preservation and Access Committee and the state liaison to the national Records Preservation and Access Committee. She is the treasurer of the Austin Genealogical Society, a position she’s held for 4 years. Teri formerly served on the board of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. This summer she is interning at the Texas State Library and Archives working on a project to preserve and make accessible to the public over 900 volumes of Galveston County records from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Teri retired in May, 2009 after working for the state of Texas for over 26 years – most recently as Deputy Commissioner of Higher Education and Special Advisor to the Commissioner of Higher Education. Previously, she was Director of Governmental Relations and Public Information for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Chief Investigator for the Texas Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division. Teri holds a B. S. in Education with History major, an MBA, and a graduate Paralegal Certificate from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University-San Marcos). Teri returned to Texas State in the fall of 2010 to pursue a Master’s degree in History with a concentration in Public History. She plans to graduate in December of this year.

Society Spotlight: Niagara County Genealogical Society

The Niagara County Genealogical Society is an all-volunteer organization that was organized in January 1979 for the purpose of advancing the study of genealogy among its members and the general public. We are chartered by the NY Board of Regents as a non-profit educational group.

Our research library collection, on the second floor of the Niagara County Historical Society Museum, houses approximately 2000 books including, but not limited to, cemetery records, census records, genealogies, city directories, DAR books, maps and atlases as well as eleven drawers of rapidly-expanding vertical file material.

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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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