Thursday, March 29, 2012

FGS Radio: High Touch: Keeping Connected to Your Society Members


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Saturday, March 31, 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 Drew Smith is entitled High Touch: Keeping Connected to Your Society Members. Our guest will be Pam Treme, editor of Florida Lines, the newsletter for the Florida State Genealogical Society. Pam and Drew will be talking about websites, newsletters, phone trees, and any other ways that societies can keep their members feeling informed and connected. Last week’s episode ran long, so we’ll once again be featuring FGS member society, Northern Arizona 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: Pam Treme

Pam Treme lives in Land O Lakes, Florida and works as a technical writer for a world-wide telecommunications company. She is a frequent contributor to genealogical journals in Florida and Illinois. In addition, she has had articles published in many other genealogical publications and newsletters. Pam also blogs about technology and her family research project. She is the editor of Florida Lines, the newsletter for the Florida State Genealogical Society. She is also on the board of the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa.

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Society Spotlight

This week's Society Spotlight features the Northern Arizona Genealogical Society.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

FGS Radio: Ask an Editor: Publication Challenges to 21st Century Societies


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Saturday, March 24, 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 Randy Whited is entitled Ask an Editor: Publication Challenges to 21st Century Societies. Our first guest will be Matt Wright, Editor of the FGS FORUM. Matt and Randy will discuss challenges and successes for society publications. Our next guest will be Paula Stuart-Warren, FGS Board member, as we start our series featuring speakers for the upcoming FGS 2012 Annual Conference in Birmingham. In addition, we’ll be featuring FGS member society, Northern Arizona 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: Matt Wright

Matthew Wright graduated cum laude with a B. A. degree in journalism from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. His interest in family history research began when, as a teenager, he was hired by his father to help pay off the family house by researching the builder’s ancestors. For the past 15 years he has worked in magazine and book publishing with an emphasis on sports, business, and family history. He spent eight years at Ancestry.com in the publishing department, and currently works at FamilySearch as senior editor and content specialist. He has been the editor the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly since 2002, and succeeded the legendary Sandra Luebking as editor of the FGS FORUM in 2011.

Guest: Paula Stuart-Warren

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, is a Certified Genealogist working full-time in genealogical and historical research, lecturing, consulting, and writing. Her expertise is widely known and respected. Her lectures are informative, educational, and lively. Each lecture is accompanied by an extensive handout with both online and offline resources. Paula has researched at the National Archives, Family History Library, Minnesota Historical Society, Wisconsin Historical Society, and many other repositories across the U.S. Since 1997 she has been a Course Coordinator for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, lectured at National Genealogical Society and Federation of Genealogical Societies conferences since 1993, and in 29 states and Canada for many types of groups.

A former officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists and former board member of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, she is a member and volunteer in historical and genealogical organizations. Currently she is President of the Northland Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, a member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and co-chair of the 2011 FGS Conference being held in Springfield, Illinois.

She has written for Ancestry Magazine, FGS Forum, NGS Magazine, New England Ancestors, Minnesota Genealogist, and is editor of FGS Conference News Blog and Paula’s Genealogical Eclectica. Her articles and lectures focus on unusual resources, manuscripts, methodology, analyzing records, Midwest, and Native Americans. She is descended from eight ancestral countries and has connections to many U.S. states and Canadian provinces.

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Society Spotlight

This week's Society Spotlight features the Northern Arizona Genealogical Society.

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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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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Technology & Marketing Resource List for Genealogy Societies

This afternoon on FGS Radio - My Society, we had a lively workshop session with many participants in the chat room discussing a variety of resources.  As promised, here is a list of all the resources discussed, grouped by category.

Technology News
Technology for Non-Profits - Purchasing and Advice
File Management
Office Productivity (documents, spreadsheets, etc.)
Payment Processing
  • Paypal
    http://www.paypal.com
Event Registration
Indexing and Digitizing Records
Note Taking (for meetings)
Website Creation
Social Media
Video Hosting and Event Broadcasting
Outreach

Thursday, March 1, 2012

FGS Radio: Technology & Marketing Workshop for Genealogy Societies

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Saturday, March 3, 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 Technology & Marketing Workshop for Genealogy Societies.

This is your opportunity to ask your questions about the latest in technology and marketing for your genealogy society with expert Thomas MacEntee. Call in at +1 (619) 638-8565 or email your questions ahead of time to publicity@fgs.org or join us in the online chat room during the show. Afterwards, we’ll post a list of resources discussed during the show over at the FGS Voice website (http://voice.fgs.org).

In addition, we’ll be featuring FGS member society, Delaware Genealogical Society, in our weekly Society Spotlight feature.

Guest: Thomas MacEntee

When he’s not busy writing blog posts, organizing the 2000+ members of GeneaBloggers (http://www.geneabloggers.com), teaching online genealogy webinars and more, Thomas MacEntee is busy in his role as “genealogy ninja.” Stealth is not easy for a Lane Bryant-sized guy like Thomas but he manages to get the inside track on emerging technologies and vendors as they relate to the genealogy industry. After being laid off from a 25-year career in the tech industry in 2008, Thomas has been able to “repurpose” his skill set for the genealogy community and loves to see other genealogists succeed, whether it is with their own research or building their own careers in the field. You can reach Thomas at hidefgen@gmail.com or visit his site at High-Definition Genealogy – http://www.hidefgen.com.

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Society Spotlight

This week's Society Spotlight features the Delaware Genealogical Society.

The DGS is a nonprofit volunteer organization which encourages and supports genealogical research. Our primary focus is on Delaware ancestry, but we also provide general educational programs and assist members with all their family research.

The Delaware Genealogical Society was founded in 1977 with about 40 charter members. We now have over 450 members.

We volunteer time and spend dues money on our projects to improve access to genealogical information about the people of Delaware and surrounding counties.
  • Delaware Families 1787-1800: A DGS committee has been working for a decade to collect, review, edit, and organize genealogical data for the families that lived in Delaware during its founding as a state. By 2010 the committee had received genealogical information on over 2,700 "focus" people (adult residents noted in Delaware records between 1787 and 1800). We hope to have the first volume ready to publish soon (by 2012).
  • Delaware Tax Records during 1787-1800: This will support the Delaware Families 1787-1800 project since anyone who was on a tax list during 1787-1800 was an adult residing in Delaware then. We are now actively developing a large searchable database from the over 100 lists already transcribed.
  • Delaware Orphans Court Records: We are making CDs which contain all the original images (as pdf files) scanned from the microfilm plus a database of the key information in each entry and also an every name alphabetical index. By placing all this information on one CD, the researcher can electronically search the index to find the role a given individual played in the Orphans' Court proceeding, then go to the image of the original Orphans' Court book to ensure the reliability of the abstract. The complete indexes include relationship to the decedent or principal involved; dates; page numbers; property location; reason for the case; and additional comments that should be helpful to the researcher.
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