|2013 FGS National Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana.|
Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary in Springfield, Illinois in 2016
The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is excited to announce its upcoming events lineup, which includes a 2015 FGS Alaskan Cruise, August 28th - September 4th; a 2015 New York Regional Conference in Syracuse in conjunction with the New York State Family History Conference, September 17th-19th; and the 2016 FGS National Conference in Springfield, Illinois, August 31st – September 3rd.
2015 Alaskan Cruise
Join your friends and fellow genealogists on the first FGS Cruise in the fall of 2015. This
event promises to deliver a memorable vacation and education from leading
genealogists on a variety of topics. Watch for additional information in late 2014.
2015 New York Regional Conference
The New York State Family History Conference returns to Syracuse, New
York September 17-19, 2015. Organized by the New York Genealogical and
Biographical Society and the Central New York Genealogical Society, the second
biennial conference has expanded to include three tracks of lectures, a significant
increase in attendance, and an enlarged space that will accommodate many more
exhibitors and societies of interest to attendees. One of the conference focal points is
researching New York families, a pursuit that offers unique challenges and requires
special techniques and knowledge; the other focal point is building general research
skills. In 2015, the event will be hosted as a regional conference of the Federation of
Genealogical Societies (FGS) who will provide topics and events for genealogical
society leaders and volunteers as part of the conference's activities.
2016 National Conference
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Federation of Genealogical Societies as we return
to Illinois in 2016. Hosted in the Land of Lincoln, the 2016 conference will feature the
latest news and updates from the family history community, a full exhibit hall, the
popular Society Showcase, and sessions related to the Midwestern states, research
methods, and other topics.
FGS President D. Joshua Taylor states, “As we watch our organizations meet the needs
of today's genealogists, we are delighted to offer a variety of activities for 2015 and our
return to Springfield for our 40th Anniversary in 2016.”
Currently, registration is open for the Federation’s 2014 National Conference, “Gone to
Texas,” to be held in San Antonio, Texas, August 27th-30th. Further, the Federation has
a Call for Papers for its 2015 National Conference, “Connect. Explore. Refresh.” to be
held concurrently with Rootstech in Salt Lake City, Utah, February, 11th-14th.