Category Archive: Learning Opportunities

Jun 25

FGS 2014 – Early Bird Registration Ends July 1, 2014

Press Release June 20, 2014. “Gone to Texas” – A Conference for the Nation’s Genealogists June 20, 2014 – Austin, TX. Discounted early-bird registration for the 2014 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference will continue only until July 1st. Early registrants receive a $50 discount for the full four days, or a $20 discount for any …

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Jun 12

FGS 2014: Exhibit Hall Tip #2


You are planning to be in San Antonio for the 2014 FGS Conference, aren’t you! Anyone who has previously attended the annual Federation of Genealogical Societies is aware many vendors donate products for the mass drawings. Registrants generally receive a number of tickets that require name and address. To save tedious time filling in the data …

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Jun 12

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy Registration Opens Saturday


Press Release from the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy: June 12, 2014 Registration for SLIG 2015 opens this Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM Mountain Time! Pick your course, so that you are ready to enroll when registration opens as there are limited seats and ​the ​ courses fill fast. The following ​tracks are …

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Apr 30

Looking Forward to FGS 2014, San Antonio (August 27-30)


It won’t be long before we are greeting our genealogical family in San Antonio when we congregate for the 2014 FGS annual conference. It can’t get any better than that! This year the conference theme is “Gone to Texas” and will take place the 27th through the 30th of August in San Antonio. What might …

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Jan 19

FamilySearch Catalog and Digitized Books


While preparing my research plans for a trip to Salt Lake City, I frequently depend on the Family History Library (FHL) online catalog at  I want to know the call numbers for books and microfilm that I want to view when I get there. Since I’m a firm believer in being as prepared as …

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Jul 15

FGS Announces Two Free Genealogy Webinars

Note: Copy originally published by FGS, 10 July 2013 The Federation of Genealogical Societies announces two new webinars focusing on the use of military records in genealogical research.  These webinars are FREE and open to the public!   Discovering Local & State Militia Records Presenter: J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2013, …

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Jan 03

Learning Opportunities for Family Historians & Genealogists


Let Us Resolve to Become Better Acquainted with the Records We Use & and Learn about New Possibilities! Free Webinars GGS: FNAS: Legacy Family Tree: Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree Extension Series: Illinois State Genealogical Society: GeneaWebinars Blog: Conferences and Week-long workshops RootsTech: New England Regional Genealogical Consortium (NERGC):  NGS Conference: Southern California …

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Nov 14

Educational Opportunities: Building a Personal Library


It is likely that a novice or beginning family historian will need a little guidance in order to begin their new adventure climbing their family tree. It is the duty, in my humble opinion, of the novice to become educated so that their work will meet current standards. There are many educational opportunities available and …

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Aug 29

Community Indexing Projects at FamilySearch

The community index project, spearheaded by FamilySearch, was a stellar example of what happens when the genealogical community makes a collaborative effort. The project was completed several months ahead of schedule. Those of you that participated may be having withdrawal symptoms. If so, I’ve got the perfect cure! Family Search has instigated two new community …

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Apr 17

TV Show – Tracing Your Family Roots

It was about two years ago when I had my first experience on a television “talk show.” In July of 2010, Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, and I drove to Fairfax Public Access broadcasting facility in Fairfax County, Virginia, where each of us recorded a session for Tracing Your Family Roots. Pam was taped discussing …

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