Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Summer Issue of FORUM is out: Education is Key! Enhancing Member Benefits Using Education, Researching in School Records, Navigating Voyages, & more!

The Summer 2016 issue of FORUM is out today. Take a break, prop up your feet, and enjoy seventy-six pages of articles and columns for genealogists and society leaders.  

In "Education is Key! Enhancing Member Benefits Using Education" Cari Taplin, CG, details various types of educational opportunities societies can offer to create a feeling of community, inclusion, and friendship.

"Researching in School Records: Even if Your Ancestor Didn't Attend School" by Melissa Barker explains the wealth of information found in these records. 

Gena Philibert-Ortega gives tips for society leaders, especially program planners, in "The Proper Care & Feeding of Genealogy Speakers." 

Learn how to use the Trans-Atantic Slave Trade Database in "Navigating Voyages" by Ted Bainbridge, PhD. 

And that's not all. Take a peek inside.

Table of Contents

3 ...... From the Editor

6 ...... President's Message: Celebrating 40 Years by D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS

8 ...... Education is Key! Enhancing Member Benefits Using Education by Cari A. Taplin, CG

13 ...... Researching in School Records: Even If Your Ancestor Didn't Attend School by Melissa Barker

18 ...... FGS 2016 Conference: 4 Reasons You Should Attend by Julie Cahill Tarr

22 ...... The Proper Care & Feeding of Genealogy Speakers by Gena Philibert-Ortega

28 ...... FGS Awards: A History of Recognizing Exceptional Service by Linda McCauley

32 ...... Navigating Voyages by Ted Bainbridge, PhD

42 ...... Meet the FGS Board compiled by Linda McCauley

51 ...... Spotlight on Member Projects: Online Databases, Research Assistance & More by Caroline Pointer

55 ...... Ethics & Standards: The Downside of CTRL+C, CTRL+V by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

57 ...... Next Generation: Certificates, Certifications & Degrees: Are They the Same? by Shannon Combs-Bennett

60 ...... Forensic Genealogy: Genetic Genealogy: A Tool for the Forensic Genealogist by Michael S. Ramage, JD, CG

63 ...... Beyond Boxes & Binders: How Do I Choose Which Stories to Tell? by Linda Coffin

65 ...... Records Preservation & Access: New Digital Collection, RPAC News & More by Linda McCleary, MLS

68 ...... Reviews

How to access FORUM:

Current FGS Member Society Leadership: Sign-in now to start reading immediately or download it to read on your desktop or mobile device. (After signing in, click on FGS FORUM – Latest Issue in the sidebar.) Don't forget to renew your membership in order for your society's leadership to continue to access FORUM and its archives.

Current FGS FORUM subscribers (individuals): sign-in now to start reading immediately or download it to read on your desktop or mobile device. (After signing in, click on Volume 28 No. 2 to read.)

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

Not already a subscriber? You can subscribe today to FGS FORUM.

Genealogical Societies: If you are not a member society of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, become one today and let your society's leadership begin accessing FORUM and its 25+ year archives which is just one of the many benefits of FGS membership. Read more about how else FGS empowers Member Society Leaders to manage successful societies.

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