Wednesday, October 9, 2013

FGS Announces Three-part Webinar Series on Genealogy Society Membership and Communication

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) welcomes George G. Morgan, President of Aha! Seminars, Inc. and VP of Membership for FGS, as he presents a three-part webinar series on genealogy society membership and communication.
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 8:00-9:00 pm EDT
    The Shape of the 21st Century Genealogical Society
    We've come a long way as genealogical and historical societies. New technologies such as blogs, print-on-demand publishing, Facebook, Twitter, mobile phone apps, podcasts, webinars, and others have drastically changed what we can do for our societies. This session discusses how the modern society can provide a rich experience for its members and get its message out to the world.
    Click on the link to register for the webinar:
  • Monday, November 4, 2013, 8:00-9:00 pm EST
    Harness the Power of Email in Your Society
    Email is a powerful tool that, within your society, can build excitement and encourage member participation. Learn the types of email communications that capture attention. Create a professional presence for your organization. Discover strategies for effectively using and managing email. Uncover ways to publicize who you are and what you offer. Attract and keep members!
    Click on the link to register for the webinar:
  • Monday, November 18, 2013, 8:00-9:00 pm EST
    How to Develop and Implement Affordable Membership Benefits
    Genealogical and historical societies are struggling to attract and retain members while striving to stay solvent. It is essential to offer tangible benefits year-round. This session discusses best practices that can be put in place to provide affordable benefits to members.
    Click on the link to register for the webinar:
George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents at conferences and on genealogical cruises around the world.

George is the prolific author of hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, in genealogical publications, and at online sites internationally. The third edition of his bestselling tenth book, How to Do Everything: Genealogy, was published in 2012. He and Drew Smith have co-authored a new book, Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques, that was published by McGraw-Hill in August 2013 and leads the genealogy sales charts at

He has been the Vice President of Membership for the Federation of Genealogical Societies for the past four years, and has been an officer for many other genealogical and professional organizations. He is a member of the APG, ISBGFH, and other societies in the U.S. and the U.K.

He is co-host with Drew Smith of The Genealogy GuysSM  Podcast, the longest running genealogical podcast, with thousands of listeners around the globe.


  1. Hi Thomas!
    Slightly off-topic question. I've been researching my family history for about a year. Should I join my local Genealogical Society or the one in another state where most of my ancestors live/lived?
    -john meckley

  2. Our local genealogical society loved the 21st Century program and learned a lot from it.
    Alvie L. Davidson CG


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