Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring 2010 Issue of FGS FORUM Magazine available

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) produces an excellent quarterly magazine called FORUM. The Spring 2010 edition is now available on the FGS web site here (if you are a member of FGS).

The cover of the Spring 2010 issue is:

The Table of Contents for this issue includes:

* page 3 - A Great Program and a Special Program For FGS 2010
* page 9 - Scanning Announcement – 2010 FGS
* page 10 - War of 1812: Brief Background and Genealogical Resources
* page 13 - Save Everything But the Squeal!
* page 15 - A Census Challenge: Two Questions
* page 17 - Marsha Hoffman Rising CG, CGL, FASG (1945.–2010)
* page 19 - Tributes to Marsha Hoffman Rising
* page 21- Focus on Societies: A New Approach to Supporting Our Societies
* page 25 - FGS Awards: Call for Submissions
* page 26 - Board Bytes
* page 27 - FGS Election Results
* page 28 - Malcolm H. Stern NARA Gift Fund
* page 30 - News in Brief
* page 30 - State Reporting
* page 32 - Records Preservation & Access
* page 34 - Ethnic & International
* page 36 - Family Associations
* page 37 - Strays
* page 38 - Genealogy 2.0
* page 41 - Book & CD-ROM Reviews

My Genealogy 2.0 column in this issue is titled "Wikis for Genealogy" - the first page looks like this:

The FGS FORUM Magazine is now a digitally produced publication available only as a download from the FGS web site. You can download a sample issue (from Spring 2009) here.

You can order or renew your FORUM subscription here - they have a special of one year for $15 and two years for $25.

The content of the FORUM magazine, from their website, is described as:

FGS publishes FORUM, a quarterly magazine providing current information essential to the informed genealogist. Features include:

* News about discoveries, record access and record preservation.
* Feature articles on a variety of subjects of interest to all genealogists.
* Notices of important events taking place in the genealogical community.
* Detailed calendar of genealogical events, conferences and workshops.
* Indexing and publication projects in progress or completed.
* News from genealogical and historical societies worldwide.
* News briefs from family associations, ethnic organizations and international groups.
* Book reviews and notices covering a wide variety of publications.
* Articles and tips for more effective society management.
* And much, much more!

The FGS has started a new blog - the FGS Voice - subscribe to it in your blog reader and stay current on genealogy society happenings.

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