Thursday, February 11, 2016

Student Genealogy Grant Applications Invited

An announcement from FGS Member Society, Southern California Genealogical Society:

Student Genealogy Grant Applications Invited
Student Genealogy Grant Applications Invited

The Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant Committee and the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree are pleased to announce the 2016 Student Grant and Jamboree Scholarship. Student genealogists between the ages of 18 and 23 are eligible to apply for the $500 cash award and full registration scholarship for the 2016 SCGS Jamboree to be held in Burbank, California June 3-5, 2016.
The Student Grant was established in 2010 by family and friends in memory of Suzanne Winsor Freeman, family historian and life-long volunteer, and an enthusiastic annual attendee at the SCGS Jamboree. The 2016 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society will provide a full conference registration to the SCGS Jamboree in June where the award will be presented. This is a unique opportunity for a young genealogist to attend a premiere regional conference and meet genealogists from throughout the nation.
Past recipients include Elyse Doerflinger (Lomita, California), A.C. Ivory (Salt Lake City, Utah), Anthony Ray (Palmdale, California), Michael Savoca (Toms River, New Jersey), and Paul Woodbury (Provo, Utah).
“The Student Genealogy Grant pays tribute to Suzanne Freeman’s dedication to youth volunteerism and family history by awarding the annual cash grant to a young genealogist attending the SCGS Annual Genealogy Jamboree, Southern California’s premiere regional genealogy conference,” notes Denise Levenick, committee chair and Freeman’s daughter.
“We are especially grateful to Jamboree for providing a three-day conference registration to the grant recipient,” she adds. “SCGS is truly a leader in conference organizations by encouraging youth involvement in genealogy through the student conference scholarship.”
Born in Olathe, Kansas, Suzanne Winsor (Brown) Freeman moved to Orange County, California with her family in the early 1930s where she attended school and lived most of her life. She developed a strong interest in family history sparked by the stories of her mother’s early life in Colorado and Kansas. After retirement Suzanne moved to Green Valley, Arizona where she was active in the local genealogy society. She enjoyed returning to Southern California each year in June to attend the SCGS Jamboree. Suzanne passed away after a brief illness in Tucson, Arizona August 28, 2010.
The $500 cash award pays tribute to these interests by awarding the annual cash grant to a young genealogist attending the Jamboree. In addition, a student scholarship for conference registration to the Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree will be provided by the Jamboree conference.
Any genealogist who is between the ages of 18 and 23 as of June 2, 2016 and a current student (full-time or part-time) is eligible to apply. The award will be presented at the Jamboree Scholarship Breakfast Sunday, June 5, 2016; the recipient must be present to receive the award. See the Grant Application for eligibility details.
Funding for the cash award is provided by the family grant program; Jamboree registration is provided by the conference. Individual contributions to the grant program are welcome at the Student Grant Webpage.
Application deadline is March 20, 2016 midnight Pacific Daylight Time.
Application details and forms are available at the Student Grant Webpage Suzanne Winsor Freeman’s Obituary is available here

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Show Your Volunteers Gratitude, Nominate Them for an FGS Award

The winter holidays are over and genealogical societies are returning to regular activities. To accomplish all that each society must do requires many dedicated volunteers. Does your group recognize those volunteers? Who are the tireless volunteers that give of their time year after year? Did one volunteer complete a spectacular project in the last year? Are you aware of an organization that does great things for its members?
Each year at the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference, awards are presented to genealogical societies and individuals for outstanding or notable service to the genealogical community. This year many awards will be presented during the August 31-September 3, 2016 FGS Conference in Springfield, Illinois. These awards and others presented during the year are announced in FGS publications. It’s a great way to let a wide audience know about your organization, activities, and volunteers.

You are encouraged to nominate individuals or societies to receive these awards of recognition. You know the societies and the people who make up those organizations. You know the activities and projects that an individual or society has successfully undertaken.

A full list of award categories is on the FGS website. We encourage everyone to make a nomination. You do not need to belong to a FGS member organization in order to make a nomination. More information about the awards and a link to a submission form can be found at the FGS website. Nominations may be made at any time, but to be considered for the conference in August 2016, the nominations must be received by 15 July 2016.

These are the people, the societies, and the activities FGS desires to recognize and thank with these awards.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Registration Opens for OGS' Genealogy on the Cutting Edge Conference in Toronto

If you have roots in Canada that you've been "meaning to explore" more, then this conference is going to be on your "must-do" list. This year, FGS Member Society Ontario Genealogical Society is holding their annual conference in Toronto, June 3-5, 2016, called "Genealogy on the Cutting Edge."
The conference will offer a content-rich program packed with plenary and concurrent sessions; exciting pre-Conference tours, research trips and workshops; a 10,000 square foot Expo Hall; and, of course, plenty of opportunities to mingle with other family historians.

Some of the highlights of "Genealogy on the Cutting Edge" include:
  • Popular genealogy speakers including Judy Russell (a.k.a. The Legal Genealogist), CeCe Moore, (a.k.a., Your Genetic Genealogist), Lisa Louise Cooke (Genealogy Gems); and Dr. Maurice Gleeson (UK-based genetic genealogist). However, if you have Canadian roots, you'll want to check out their complete list of speakers to see the breadth of the expertise on their program. And speaking of the program, check it out as well to see the depth of knowledge being shared.
  • Exciting field trips: Hands-on Excursion to the Archives of Ontario; "Downton Excursion" for escorted visits to local libraries and archives for research; behind-the-laboratory doors for an exclusive guided tour of a DNA lab at The Center for Applied Genomics; and a chance to spend the day at Spadina's Museum, a.k.a., Toronto's "Downton Abbey." 

The early-bird discount deadline is March 15, but registering as soon as possible to ensure a spot in limited enrolment activities is strongly recommended. For full details about the program, speakers and schedule, as well as online registration, please visit the Conference website.
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