Thursday, September 11, 2014

FGS 2015 Conference Program: Tracks for Researchers and Societies

A session from FGS 2013
The Federation of Genealogical Societies 2015 Conference program features a compelling group of tracks for both society leaders and individual researchers presented by many of the best genealogy speakers and educators. Over the next few months, we'll take a close-up look at each track, but today is about the big picture.

FGS 2015, scheduled for February 11–14 in Salt Lake City, Utah, will have a mix of sessions focusing on methodology, records, technology, society issues, and topics specific to the general conference locale. Topics are designed for both the individual researcher and society leaders.

Focus on Societies Day, February 11, offers tracks designed to help society leaders better manage and grow genealogical societies of all sizes and levels.

Society Tracks:
  • Benefits & Projects
  • Communication for Today
  • Genealogical Society Leaders and Visionaries
  • Recruiting & Engaging
  • Technology for the Future
  • The 21st Century Genealogical Society for Today and Tomorrow

Sessions on Thursday, February 12, through Saturday, February 14, are designed for individual researchers of all experience levels from beginners to advanced. Genealogists often talk about brick walls, but learning sound methodology, where and how to find both the usual and unusual records, and information specific to the areas where your ancestors lived will help you tear down those walls.

Research Tracks:
  • A Retro Look at Organization and Planning
  • Answering Difficult Questions with Leading Questions
  • Back to Basics
  • Compiling Singular Records into Lively Stories
  • Connecting to the Past with Military Commemorations
  • DNA
  • Ethnic Groups in the West
  • Missionaries and Settlers
  • Modern Access to Vintage Resources
  • Origins
  • Record Essentials
  • Records and Methods for Your Consideration
  • Standards and Practices
  • Technology
  • The Most Useful Records Hidden in Plain Sight
  • Tried and True Methods
  • Wagon Trains, Railroads, Migration, & Modern Transportation

The full program, including topics, descriptions, and speakers, is available on the FGS 2015 Conference website. We will spotlight each track over the next few months leading up to the conference in February. 

In the meantime, don't forget that Friday, September 12, 2014 is the last day to register for FGS 2015 for the lowest possible price.

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