Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Federation of Genealogical Societies Announces New Website



More Than a New Look . . . An Engaging New Site for FGS Members and the Genealogy Community

August 29, 2012 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the debut of its newly revamped website to better serve FGS member societies and the genealogical community. The new site, accessible at http://www.fgs.org, is ready in time for the upcoming FGS 2012 Conference in Birmingham, Alabama August 29 – September 1, 2012.

Based on the EasyNetSites platform (http://www.easynetsites.com), the new website ensures that FGS will be able to deliver timely and relevant content to its FGS member society leaders related to society management and trends in the genealogy industry.

Features include:

  • Content organized based upon the FGS tagline “Learn, Connect, Succeed.”
  • Members-Only content including back issues of FGS FORUM and Discussion Boards for genealogy society leaders to ask questions and exchange ideas about a variety of society management issues.
  • Access various members-only review programs to review society by-laws, websites and newsletters.
  • Free downloads including the FGS Voice archives as well as the Society Strategy Papers in PDF format.

In addition, FGS will implement a new on-line voting system later this year via its new website for the FGS Annual Elections.

FGS President Pat Oxley, in reviewing the improvements and added features, states: “There is an emphasis on providing more features for our members in the Members-Only Area. This includes the ability to submit events to the FGS Events Calendar and using the new Discussion Boards to exchange ideas on how to improve genealogy societies. I know that our members will be happy with not only the new layout and organization of the site, but the access to content and programs that FGS has always been known for in relation to genealogy society management.”

FGS members and the public are encouraged to visit http://www.fgs.org and explore the new FGS website.

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