Thursday, July 1, 2010

FGS FORUM Summer 2010 Issue - Table of Contents

The Summer 2010 issue of the Federation of Genealogical Societies FORUM magazine is available for members to download from the FGS website ( If you are a member, you should have received an email about this issue.

This issue has 61 pages, and is edited by Sandra Hargreaves Luebking.

The cover photograph is unidentified, taken circa the early twentieth century, and may have been taken in Braidwood, Will County, Illinois (photo courtesy of FGS Director Tim Pinnick):

The Summer 2010 issue's Table of Contents includes:

* page 3 - Final Countdown to FGS 2010 Conference in Knoxville, by Lori Thornton.

* page 7 - Ancestry Offers Free Classes at FGS 2010
* page 9 - Librarians Day at FGS Conference
* page 11 - Recovering Family History Through Memories, by Joseph F. Martin
* page 13 - Two Essential Reference Books Now on Wiki

* page 14 - New Source for United Kingdom Research

* page 16 - An Urban-Friendly Resource [about ProQuest Collections]
* page 21 - Tribute to Birdie Monk Holsclaw, by Karen Mauer Green
* page 23 - Early Black Musicians, by Tim Pinnock [related to cover photo]
* page 24 - Malcolm H. Stern NARA Gift Fund

* page 26 - News in Brief

* page 27 - Society Spotlight, Using a Wiki to Preserve a Society's Knowledge Base, by Michael J. Hall
* page 31 - State Reporting [includes info on KY, MS, NC, OH, OK, RI resources]
* page 33 - Ethnic and International [includes info on American Indian, Australia, Haiti, New Zealand and United Kingdom resources]
* page 34 - Column: Records Preservation & Access, by Linda McCleary

* page 36 - Column: Family Associations, by Christine Rose

* page 38 - Column: Genealogy 2.0: Genealogy and Cloud Computing, by Randy Seaver
* page 41 - Board Bytes
* page 44 - Column: Book Reviews, edited by Paul Milner
* page 57 - Federation of Genealogical Societies Membership - as of 1 June 2010

Here is a screen shot of the first page of my Genealogy 2.0 column, titled Genealogy and Cloud Computing:

I encourage genealogical societies to join the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and individuals can subscribe to the magazine [thank you to George Morgan for correcting my earlier statement]. Benefits include receiving the quarterly FORUM magazine and discounts for conference registration. See the FGS website at for details.

1 comment:

George G. Morgan said...

Hi Randy!

Thanks so much for posting information about the FGS FORUM magazine. I just need to correct you on one item, however.

Membership in the Federation of Genealogical Societies is limited to genealogical societies, historical societies, family associations, libraries, archives, and genealogical vendors. Individual memberships are not available.

Subscriptions to the FGS Forum are available to individuals, however. The rate is $15.00 for one year or $25 for two years. FORUM is published online each quarter.

More information is available at and a free sample of the magazine is available for download in PDF format.

Many thanks!


George G. Morgan
Vice President, Membership Services
Federation of Genealogical Societies