Friday, December 16, 2016

Winter 2016 Issue of FORUM is out: Spit, Please: Tips for Approaching Cousins for DNA Testing; Genealogical Institutes: In-Depth Study Options for the Genealogist; & more!

The Winter 2016 issue of FORUM is available. Take a break from the holiday preparations and relax with this latest issue. 

Angie Bush discusses best practices for asking relatives that sometimes difficult question in "Spit, Please: Tips for Approaching Cousins for DNA Testing." 

Learn about a variety of educational opportunities in "Genealogical Institutes: In-depth Study Options for the Genealogist" by Rick Fogarty

In "Take Your SIGs Virtual with WordPress," Denise Barrett Olson covers WordPress tools available to build and manage a platform for your special interest groups. 

Cari A. Taplin, CG, shares ideas for finding, attracting, and maintaining volunteers in "The Life of Your Society: Finding & Keeping Volunteers."

FGS is pleased to welcome a new columnist to the FORUM team with this issue. Helen Haldeman Daglas is now writing the Forensic Genealogy column. 

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

Table of Contents

3 ...... From the Editor

6 ...... President's Message: Passing the Baton by D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS

7 ...... Spit, Please: Tips for Approaching Cousins for DNA testing by Angie Bush

10 ...... Genealogical Institutes: In-depth Study Options for the Genealogist by Rick Fogarty

14 ...... The Life of Your Society: Finding & Keeping Volunteers by Cari Taplin, CG

18 ...... Take Your SIGs Virtual with WordPress by Denise Barrett Olson

23 ...... NSDCGS: Helping Students Bring Family History to Life by Nina Anderson

25 ...... Spotlight on Member Projects: Indexing Projects, Volunteer Opportunities & More by Caroline Pointer

29 ...... Ethics & Standards: The Real Thing by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL

33 ...... Next Generation: Why You Should Attend a Conference...Any Conference by Shannon Combs-Bennett

35 ...... Forensic Genealogy: Native American Tribal Research & Forensic Genealogy by Helen Haldeman Daglas

38 ...... Beyond Boxes & Binders: Let's Think About Our "Stuf" by Linda Coffin

40 ...... Records Preservation & Access: Preservation Grants, Vital Records News & More by Linda McCleary, MLS

44 ...... Reviews

How to access FORUM:

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