Monday, January 30, 2012

FGS Society Central LIVE at RootsTech BRAVO

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: It is refreshing to see how the Federation of Genealogical Societies is reaching out to member organizations outside the classroom at RootsTech. In other genres, the exhibit hall booths ARE the classrooms. I wish more genealogy "vendors" would adopt this idea. Just saying...

Experience FGS society central live during rootstech
Discuss Genealogy Society Issues with Genealogy Leaders at the FGS Booth

January 30, 2012– Austin, TX: The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces a new feature at during RootsTech this year: FGS Society Central LIVE!

Stop by the FGS booth in the Expo Hall starting Thursday, February 2, 2012 and spend time with a variety of FGS board members who are leaders in the genealogy community. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss issues ranging from technology to attracting new society members.

FGS Society Central LIVE sessions are not “formal” lectures but casual conversations with subject matter experts. Show up at the FGS booth with your questions and get advice that you can take back home to your genealogy society.

The FGS Society Central LIVE schedule includes these sessions:

·         Going Green: Convincing Your Society to Go Digital with Randy Whited
Thursday February 2, 2012, 9:45 a.m. − 10:45 a.m.

·         Tech Initiatives to Jump Start Your Society with Thomas MacEntee
Friday February 3, 2012, 10:00 a.m. − 11:00 a.m.

·         Volunteers for Your Society's Tech Projects: Finding, Keeping, and Motivating with Paula Stuart-Warren Friday February 3, 2012, 2:00 p.m. − 3:00 p.m.

·         Youth, Technology, and Your Society with D. Joshua Taylor
Friday, February 3, 2012, 3:00 p.m. − 4:00 p.m.

·         Why Your Society Needs a Computer Interest Group with Drew Smith
Saturday, February 4, 2012, 10:00 a.m. − 11:00 a.m.

·         War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions Project with Curt B. Witcher
(please stop by the FGS Booth for info on the exact date and time)

Even if you don’t have time to attend a session, please take a minute to stop by the FGS booth in the Expo Hall and say hello during RootsTech!

About the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)
The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) was founded in 1976 and represents the members of hundreds of genealogical societies. FGS links the genealogical community by helping genealogical societies strengthen and grow through resources available online, FGS Forum magazine (filled with articles pertaining to society management and genealogical news), and Society Strategy Series papers, covering topics about effectively operating a genealogical society. FGS also links the genealogical community through its annual conference -- four days of excellent lectures, including one full day devoted to society management topics. To learn more visit

1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear of this new "teaching" opportunity IN THE BOOTH at the FGS table.