Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fall 2009 Issue of the FGS FORUM Magazine

Do you subscribe to the FORUM Magazine published quarterly by the Federation of Genealogical Societies? Or do you read it as part of your society's membership benefits? Are you even aware of its existence?

FORUM Magazine is now offered as a digital magazine downloaded from the FGS website. While it is ostensibly for the leaders of member societies and FGS Delegates from those societies, it is available on a subscription basis.

The Table of Contents for the Fall 2009 issue includes:

* page 3 -- Friends of FGS: Your Opportunity to Make a Difference, by Curt Witcher
* page 6 -- Next FGS Conference: Knoxville, Tennessee, by Paula Stuart-Warren * page 11 -- Societies Going Virtual – An Update, by David E. Rencher
* page 17 -- The Heyrock Family, by Sandra H. Luebking
* page 21 -- Strays, by Sandra H. Luebking
* page 22 --
David S. Ferriero Named U.S. Archivist
* page 23 --
Malcolm H. Stern NARA Gift Fund
* page 25 -- News in Brief
* page 25 -- State Reporting
* page 27 -- Records Preservation & Access column, by Linda Caldwell McCleary
* page 29 -- Ethnic & International column , by Linda Caldwell McCleary
* page 31 -- Family Associations column, by Christine Rose
* page 33 -- Notes from the Field column, Our Military Heritage: A Growing Source of Military Data for Genealogists, by Curt B. Witcher
* page 36 -- Genealogy 2.0 column, Genealogy Blogs: Information, Research and Soapbox, by Randy Seaver
* page 39 -- Book Review, edited by Paul Milner
* page 49 -- Calendar of Events, Ann L. Wells

FORUM Magazine is edited by Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, and the Production Manager is Gary Mokotoff.

In this issue, I especially appreciated the David Rencher piece on genealogical societies going virtual, and really enjoyed reading Sandra's article about finding the Heyrock Family in online resources.

Attentive Genea-Musings and Geneaholic readers know that I was appointed the Genealogy 2.0 columnist for FORUM Magazine in December 2008, and now have three columns under my belt, and a fourth one in the editing process. I am honored to have this position, and find it challenging to write a limited number of words on a deadline for all of the traditional genealogy world to read.

Disclosure: I am a columnist for FORUM Magazine, and receive my copy of the magazine gratis.

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