Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Roundtable Programs for Your Genealogy Society

While you're working on your program schedule for the new year, consider this: with a little pre-planning, you can provide a unique interactive educational opportunity for your members without having to wait for a conference or webinar. 

Join guest John Sabol, author and lecturer on Slovak genealogy, as he discusses what he calls "speed dating for genealogists." These are roundtable programs that allows your society members to connect with an experienced researcher for a specific record group, locality, ethnic group, or any other topic.

These discussions can be spread out over an entire day or just for a couple of hours. It all depends on how many people are participating. There are so many different ways to facilitate this type of program, the possibilities are endless!

(Not to mention that discovering which topics have the most interest can help your program chair provide more relevant speakers and topics for your regular society programs AND your newsletter or journal editors to provide more relevant articles for your members).

Listen to the archived broadcast of "Roundtable Programs for Your Genealogy Society" on the blogtalkradio My Society channel by FGS, or you can listen below:

Check Out History Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with mysociety on BlogTalkRadio

For more information, check out these articles from our Society Strategy Series:

Seasonal Program Ideas
Multi-Track Programs
Perfecting the Art of Planning a Local Seminar

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