Friday, May 25, 2007

FGS/ACPL Conference Early Registration Deadline is June 1

The 2007 conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is in Fort Wayne, Indiana from August 15 to 18 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. The conference is also sponsored by the Allen County Public Library (ACPL). The early registration $150 for the full conference) deadline is June 1. Single day registration fees are $80 each day. After June 1, the registration is $185 for the full conference. The APG/Professional Management Conference is on August 15, and costs $110 for members of APG.

The Conference Program is at There are 21 time slots, and about 200 separate talks in the FGS conference. So many talks, so little time!

The talks that I find most intriguing include:

1) "Rub-a-dub-dub/Occupations in our Family Tub" by Patricia Walls Stamm.

2) "The Twilight Zone ... Strange Web Sites for Family History Research" by Christina Ann Staley.

3) "Hookers, Crooks and Kooks: Aunt Merle didn't Run a Boarding House" by Jana Sloan Broglin.

4) "Finding UFO Ancestors: Unidentified Family of Origin" by Michael John Neill.

There are many more talks of course, but those titles really grabbed my eye! They must have attended the Ken Aitken lesson on genealogy presentation topics.

There are so many talks that I would love to hear...but I'm still not sure that we can make it to Fort Wayne.

I could find nothing in the registration brochure or at the web site about the syllabus (I assume that there will be one!). Will they be on paper, or on CDROM, or both? Can they be purchased after the conference? If so, how much and where?

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