Saturday, August 20, 2011

FGS Springfield Conference: Online registration closes tonight

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: My registration for FGS is completed as I'll serve as an Official Blogger reporting onsite during the conference, but I had to be sure I registered for the luncheons and dinner events that most interested me. If you wish to register online, you must do it before midnight tonight.

Don't Miss Out - FGS 2011 Online
Conference Registration Closes [tonight]!

Join the nation's genealogists, September 7-10, 2011 in historic Springfield, Illinois for the FGS/ISGS 2011 National Conference. Don't miss your chance to learn from over 150 individual sessions, connect with other genealogists, and discover the latest innovations in family history during the 35th Anniversary of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. 

Register online or visit the conference website for additional information about events. Registrations sent by regular mail will be accepted if postmarked on or before Saturday, August 20, 2011.  

Already Registered?
Be sure to add any meals, workshops, and other special event tickets before August 20, 2011 at 11:59pm. A very limited number of tickets may be available onsite.

A few highlights of this year's conference include...

FGS 35th Anniversary Gala
Celebrate with the Federation of Genealogical Societies for a fun-filled evening of entertainment, learning, and celebration as we recognize the past, present, and future of FGS and its service to the genealogical community at the 35th Anniversary Gala. Events include "The Lincoln Family Album" (presented by special guest, noted Lincoln scholar - Harold Holzer), Grand Prize Drawing, and a Celebration Dinner.

Society Showcase
Discover a showcase of the nation's genealogical societies during the exhibit hall's extended Exhibit Hall hours on Thursday, September 8, 2011. This year's inaugural Society Showcase brings together FGS member societies, other societies, and conference attendees in the exhibit hall for an evening of extended hours, door-prizes, networking and fun! Day at FGS 2011
Join for Day at FGS 2011, featuring a track of four classes designed to help you get the most out of your membership. Tickets for this special event are $20 (you do not have to be registered for the FGS 2011 Conference to purchase a ticket). Classes include: Overlooked Secrets in U.S. Federal Census Records, Getting the Most from Family Tree Maker, Hidden Treasures at, and Find them Fast: Secrets to Searching Your Family History at

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