Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I'm an Official Blogger for the FGS Conference in September

I am honored to be named an official blogger for the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference to be held September 7th to 10th in Springfield, Illinois.  ...

The following press release was posted yesterday on


National Genealogy Conference Continues to Tap into Social Media

May 31, 2011 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), along with local host Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS), announce the Official Bloggers for the upcoming FGS 2011 Conference - Pathways to the Heartland – to be held in Springfield, Illinois, September 7-10, 2011. The Official Bloggers are:

With less than 100 days left before the start of FGS 2011, be sure to follow each of the Official Bloggers for their perspective on the upcoming conference. Many will be posting about research resources in the Springfield, Illinois area, what to pack for the conference and more. In addition, during the conference look to the Official Bloggers for live reporting via blog posts, Facebook and Twitter.

Complete conference information can be found on the conference website at We look forward to seeing you in Springfield in September!

Learn More and Stay Connected
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
I look forward to meeting the geneabloggers that I haven't met before - Jennifer, Linda, Carolyn, and Ginger, and enjoying the company of Amy, Myrt, Gena, Dick and Schelly.  I also look forward to meeting many Genea-Musings readers at the Conference, and enjoying the presentations by the experts at the conference.
Amazingly, I've never been an "Official blogger" onsite at a conference previously.  I was one for RootsTech in Februsary 2011, but could not attend the conference due to previous commitments.  So this will be a new experience for me.  Linda and I will tour the Great Lakes area after the conference. 

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