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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

FGS announces annual conference locations through 2020



DearREADERS,
While Mr. Myrt and I are looking forward to the annual Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference 2016 in Springfield, we are pleased to receive news of the dates and cities for FGS conferences through 2020!


August 16, 2016 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the FGS 2019 National Conference will be held August 21-24 in Washington, D.C., and the FGS 2020 National Conference will be held September 2-5 in Kansas City, Missouri.

“We are extremely excited for all our upcoming conferences and look forward to visiting Washington, D.C., and Kansas City in future years,” says FGS President D. Joshua Taylor. “From 2016 to 2020, our conference venues are steeped in both history and research resources and make perfect settings for genealogists and family historians.”
The announcement extends the upcoming FGS conferences schedule to the year 2020 and includes:


August 31 - September 3, Springfield, Illinois
FGS 2016 National Conference — Celebrate our 40th Anniversary with us and local host Illinois State Genealogical Society as we return to the Land of Lincoln in 2016! Register now for FGS 2016!


August 30 - September 2, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
FGS 2017 National Conference — Pittsburgh will provide a wonderful historical backdrop with its rich genealogical resources for this four day genealogy event with local host Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society.


August 22 - 25, Fort Wayne, Indiana
FGS 2018 National Conference — FGS returns to the Hoosier State in 2018 providing attendees convenient access to Allen County Public Library which houses one of the largest genealogical research collections available with records from around the world.
 
Aug 21-24 2019, Washington DC and Sep 2-5 2020, Kansas City, Missouri

Each conference will be joined and hosted by a local genealogical organization. The Illinois State Genealogical Society will welcome FGS this year in Springfield and the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society in 2017. Local hosts for future conferences will be announced at a later date.

 

Currently, registration is still open for the FGS 2016 National Conference “Time Travel: Centuries of Memories” to be held August 31-September 3, 2016, in Springfield, Illinois. Register at https://www.fgsconference.org/ and help celebrate our 40th Anniversary in the Land of Lincoln.
 


About the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was founded in 1976 and empowers the genealogical and family history community, especially its societies and organizations, by advocating for the preservation and access of records and providing resources that enable genealogical organizations to succeed in pursuing their missions. FGS helps genealogical societies and family history enthusiasts alike to strengthen and grow through online resources, FGS FORUM magazine, and through its annual national conference which provides four days of excellent learning opportunities for both societies and family history enthusiasts. To learn more about FGS visit fgs.org. To learn more about the next annual conference to be held in Springfield, Illinois, visit fgsconference.org. Also, find FGS on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FGSgenealogy, on Twitter @FGSgenealogy and on the FGS Voice blog at http://voice.fgs.org.

See you in Springfield on the 31st, OK?