NOTE from DearMYRTLE: In addition to a personal invitation to participate in this event, Ol' Myrt here just received the following announcement from our friends at the FGS Federation of Genealogical Societies.
Open Forum: Blogging, Social Networking, and Podcasting
Federation of Genealogical Societies 2009 Conference
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 from 5:00-6:00 PM
Statehouse Convention Center, Governor’s Hall IV
The Federation of Genealogical Societies is pleased to host an open forum for everyone interested in meeting, networking, and discussing blogging, social networks, and podcasting.
Everyone is invited, beginner to experienced!
Drew Smith, author of the new landmark book, Social Networking for Genealogists (Genealogical Publishing Co., 2009), will kick off the session. He will briefly describe each of the tools and then open the floor to questions and discussion. Drew will be joined by co-facilitators: Jim Ericson and Gena Ortega of FamilyLink.com, whose services include WorldVitalRecords.com and Genealogy Wise, the new genealogy social network; and George G. Morgan, blogger and co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast. In addition, bloggers and podcasters will be invited to attend and share their wealth of knowledge and experience.
Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and get to know one another. Everyone will make new friends and connect with people they’ve perhaps only met online. There will be some surprises as well.
Start your FGS Conference experience by “living social” with other attendees. You won’t be disappointed! For more information about the FGS Conference and to register, please visit the website at http://www.fgs.org.