Thursday, January 6, 2011

Table of Contents - Winter 2010 Issue of FGS FORUM

The Winter 2010 issue of the FGS FORUM magazine, published by the Federation of Genealogical Societies,  is available to subscribers on the FGS web site ( 

The Table of Contents includes:
*  page 3 - Sandra Hargreaves Luebking Retires as FORUM Editor, by Loretto Dennis Szucs (that's Sandra on the cover!)
*  page 4 - Farewell from the Editor: A Quarter Century, by Sandra Hargreaves Luebking
*  page 5 - Genealogical Community Thanks Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, by Jana Broglin
*  page 12 - FGS 2011: Springfield, Illinois, by Thomas MacEntee
*  page 20 - We Dreamt It... We Planned It... We BUILT It! by Margaret Cheney

*  page 21 - Mothers' Pension Records, by Pamela J. Cooper
*  page 22 - ROOTS TECH 2010
*  page 22 - Digital Tombstones
*  page 23 - FGS Presents Annual Awards
*  page 27 - News in Brief

*  page 27 - Malcolm H. Stern NARA Gift Fund
*  page 29 - Society Spotlight: Do I Need My Local Society, by Dan Kane
*  page 31 - State Reporting
*  page 32 - Records Preservation & Access column, by Linda McCleary
*  page 35 - Ethnic & International

*  page 37 - Family Associations column, by Christine Rose
*  page 38 - Genealogy 2.0 column: The Seduced Genealogist, by Randy Seaver
*  page 41 - Board Bytes
*  page 44 - Book Reviews column, by Paul Milner

This is the last issue of FGS FORUM edited by Sandra Hargeaves Luebking, FUGA, who has done an excellent job of getting everything fit to print for 25 years.  The new FGS FORUM editor is Matt Wright (see the FGS Voice blog post here). The Production Manager is Gary Mokotoff.   With the change to online publication of FORUM as a PDF has come use of more color and more graphics which enhances the product. 
I was very happy that Sandra was honored with a cover picture, a tribute article and six pages of thank yous from many of the leading lights in the genealogical community.  It was well-deserved, and illustrated to me, a randy-come-lately, how one person can influence and contribute to the community.  I look forward to seeing Sandra at future conferences and discussing more genealogy subjects with her.

In my Genealogy 2.0 column in this issue, I discussed "The Seduced Genealogist."  The column addressed the common problem of some researchers only working with online resources, and what experienced researchers, and genealogical societies, can do to help those researchers.

Visit to download a free copy of FORUM. This is your chance to read 50+ pages of current news and informative articles and columns. Because we are sure you will want to subscribe, there is a special discount subscription rate available at the website here.

Do you want to subscribe to the FGS FORUM Magazine?  Go to and click on the FORUM link - a one-year (four issues) subscription is $15 and a two-year subscription is $25.

To stay up-to-date with Federation of Genealogical Society news, put the FGS Voice blog, authored by several persons, in your blog reader. There is an FGS Conference News Blog also, authored by Paula Stuart-Warren.

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