Tuesday, July 22, 2014

PBS' Genealogy Roadshow Invites Genealogical Societies, Associations & Vendors

Season 2 of PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow is underway and will premiere nationally in the winter of 2015. The second season will feature participants from three American regions — St. Louis, New Orleans, and Philadelphia.

Genealogy Roadshow is part detective story, and part emotional journey. Once participants are chosen, genealogy, history and DNA experts will use family heirlooms, letters, pictures, historical documents and other clues to hunt down more information. These answers are then revealed on camera before a local audience in a historic building relevant to the regions.

The producers are looking for local & national genealogical associations, societies, genealogy vendors and local professional genealogists to be part of the show by exhibiting products and services at their events. This is a wonderful opportunity for societies to get their message out to the public. Free tables and space are being offered along with immeasurable exposure.

The dates are as follows: 
  • St. Louis, MO. - Saturday and Sunday August 23rd & 24th
  • New Orleans, LA - Saturday and Sunday September 6th & 7th 
  • Philadelphia, PA  - Saturday and Sunday September 13th & 14th
A commitment is required for both days from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM. The people staffing the tables may work in shifts. Set up is at 8:00 AM and close at 6:30 PM or until taping is finished. Space is limited so reserve your spot now. 

For more information please contact Lisa Hope at Lisabhope@yahoo.com.

Friday, July 11, 2014

FGS FORUM 'Gone to Texas' Issue Available Now!


The latest issue of the Federation of Genealogical Societies FORUM is now available for your
Read now! FGS FORUM: Gone to Texas
FGS FORUM: Gone to Texas
reading pleasure! This issue is jam-packed with feature articles about our upcoming national conference, "Gone to Texas" in San Antonio this August 27-30th. Plus, you'll find articles about Texas research, society management, technology, and much more. Take a look inside:

  • 7     President's Message, D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, FGS President
  • 8     Gone to Texas: The Despallier Family, Rasmus Dahlqvist
  • 14   Going to Texas Since 1528: A Short History of Hispanic Texas, Janet Paulos Khashab, AG
  • 18   French Settlement of Castroville, Judy Knight
  • 19   Norwegian Immigrants to Texas, Judy Knight
  • 20   Painted Churches of Texas, Judy Knight
  • 22   Be a Part of the Genealogical Community, Tony Humphreys
  • 23   Avoiding Volunteer Burnout, Louise Mayford
  • 25   San Antonio Bound, Sandra Crowley
  • 33   Following Our Ancestors: Texas Trail, Sandra Crowley
  • 37   The Irish Ancestral Research Association, Marian Pierre-Louis
  • 39   Visual Genealogy, Randy Whited
  • 41   Watch Out for that Tree! (Part One), Drew Smith, MLS
  • 45   Family Associations, Christine Rose, CG, CGL, FASG
  • 47   Taking Your Blog to a Genealogy Conference or Institute, Amy Coffin
  • 50   Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC), Linda McClearly
  • 53   Book Reviews, Paul Milner

How to Access FORUM:
FGS FORUM: Subscribe and read today!
FGS FORUM: Subscribe and read today!
If you are a current FGS member society or a current FGS FORUM subscriber, you can sign-in now to start reading "Gone to Texas" immediately or download it to read on your desktop or mobile device. (After signing in, click on FGS FORUM Archives in the sidebar, scroll down, and click on Vol.26, No.1, to read.)

Not already a subscriber? You can subscribe today to the FGS FORUM and start reading immediately or download it to read on your desktop or mobile device.

Who can subscribe to FORUM? Anyone. You don't have to be a member of a genealogical society in order to subscribe.

Genealogical Societies: If you are not a member society of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, become one today and receive 2 complimentary subscriptions to the FORUM as just one of the many benefits to membership. Read more about what else the Federation offers its member societies.
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