Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 2012 Annual Conference Information Now Available from FGS Online

Hi Everyone!

It seems like information on various local, regional and national genealogy programs is becoming available in a fast and furious manner of late!

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is now making available all of the information related to its upcoming Annual Conference.

This year’s 4-day program will take place from August 29, 2012 through September 1, 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama.

The program is being hosted by the Alabama Genealogical Society.

The title of the event is “Indians, Squatters, Settlers and Soldiers in the “Old Southwest””.

Please take a look at the following link to the FGS web site that contains all of the information on the conference:

2012 FGS Annual Conference

Once you get to the FGS Conference site for information and click on one of the conference “boxes”, take a look at the left side of that page for a list of sub-links that will take you to the various pieces of conference information that will be at your fingertips.  I did not see where the FGS was providing the entirety of the conference information via a PDF file.  Instead you can work your way through the conference information section by section via the links for each section.

You will find the following components of the program and the links to get to those pieces of information:

  • Registration
  • Conference Activities
  • Exhibits
  • Travel and Lodging
  • Blog
  • FaceBook
  • Twitter
  • Media

Everything you need to know about this great annual conference is available at your fingertips from the above 2012 FGS Annual Conference link.

I would always encourage fellow genealogists to attend, at some point in their research career, a national genealogical conference of such magnitude.  Learning from other researchers is the key to advance your own skills and to be more productive and effective in your own research efforts.  The program topics that you will discover at these conferences can be very narrowly “niched”.  But that “niched” topic may be exactly what you are looking to learn!

A large multi-day conference such as this will be overwhelming.  But I can tell you that it will be overwhelming in a very good way!

Even if you do not plan on attending this particular conference I would still encourage you to take a look at all of the conference information, especially the individual programs.  It is by doing this that you will see if there is a topic out there that may be of special interest to you that may be the topic that might make your brick wall tumble-down!  Take note of it and put it on your “to-do” list to maybe even contact the speaker about the information being presented.

The FGS does a great job in offering such a large annual event.

Take a look at the material.  Consider registering.  You can register for the entire 4 day program or you can register for anyone of the individual day’s programs if you don’t or can’t be there for all the days.  You can save a good amount of program costs if you register for the entire program or for a day’s programs by July 1, 2012.  After July 1, 2012 the registration costs increase for both the entire conference as well as for the individual day registration.

Take a little bit of time and see all there is about this upcoming FGS Annual Conference from August 29, 2012 to September 1, 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama.  Even if you can’t go this time, you will plant the seed in your head to consider future programs.

Take a look at all of the conference information via the above link.  Especially look at the list of programs and speakers to see if there are any that really match research interests you may have. 

Enjoy the above material.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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